Apple Activity with Cubes ~Free Printables

We haven’t had an Apple Theme week in our homeschool in years. I decided it was time to have some apple activity fun this week with Ladybug for Kindergarten. I printed many apple activities from other sites and made these simple apple cube printables for us to use.

Apple Cube Printables



Years ago I made a pumpkin cube printable just like these, which is in our Pumpkin Printable Pack.  Many have asked me to make more of these and finally I have more for you!

Apple Activity Using Cubes

 

I made an A is for Apple and an Apple Tree.

A is for Apple Activity Using Cubes

Our Color Cubes set didn’t have enough greens to make the tree, nor does it have brown.  Thankfully Unifix Cubes are about the same size, so we used those for the tree!  You can use Unifix Cubes for both if you don’t have the Color Cube set.

Don’t have either?  Use the outline version and color the squares in, use colored stickers, or even dot paint!

Apple Tree Activity Using Cubes

 

This activity provides young kids the opportunity to practice spatial visualization skills in recreating the pattern using cubes. Older kids can look at the pattern and recreate OFF of the printable to make it more challenging.

Both activities will be set up on trays for her to work on!  I pre-counted the cubes and colors for her and placed those on the tray with the printable. Once she copies the patterns on the printable, I will encourage her to try to recreate on the table next to the printable.

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You can see I chose to use the outline version to save on ink, but there is a solid color version also if you prefer that.  The solid color version would be easier for younger tots.

Apple Cube Printable  Apple Tree Cube Printable

Download your FREE Apple Cube Printables

here on our Fall Fun Webpage!

See more apple ideas on our Apple Theme Pinterest Board!

Apple Theme Pinterest Board

Thanksgiving Preschool Fun

Thanksgiving Preschool Fun

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Her Thanksgiving shelf ~

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Our Mayflower ship  and Thanksgiving set are a yearly favorite, I am so glad they all still love it! I also had a basket of prepared activities, and her Thanksgiving books!

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I got bags of gems from the Target dollar spot when they were 50% off this year!  The kids have played with these so much!

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We had a blast for a couple of weeks with our Thanksgiving theme!  She loves turkeys so she got really into this one, much more than our fall theme week since she no longer likes scarecrows!

Painting a turkey was the first chosen activity!

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Many of her activities were in a Thanksgiving Notebook for her to flip through and choose each day!

Roll and Color

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Several  “find the difference” pages, since she LOVES these!

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We used our Tt play dough page with our mini dots from our Spielgaben set!

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We also used the mini dots to match the colors on the dot fun turkey

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Measuring with cubes…

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I saw this adorable turkey on Educating Laytons and challenged my sons to make it for her!

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, always a favorite!

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Putting Mayflowers in size order…

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She worked through all of our Thanksgiving tracing cards {and these}…

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This color/shape Thanksgiving graph was a great fit for her!

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We made a paper plate turkey…

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I don’t have any photos of our snuggly reading time, but the favorite Thanksgiving books this year were these…

pilgrim-cat  A Turkey for Thanksgiving


See Thanksgiving Tot School fun from last year…

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Thanksgiving Theme Pinterest Board

See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!

Pumpkin & Fall Preschool Fun

I am combining these two themes into one post because sadly, she was totally UNinterested in my fall theme. It would have made a really lame post to be honest. Last year she LOVED the fall theme, see it here.

 Fall Preschool Fun

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Her Fall shelf ~

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I talked her into exploring a bit, but didn’t really choose anything on her own, except for the sensory basket…

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She loves sorting…

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She also sang the fall leaf songs with me, she always likes songs!

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She LOVED this book last year {here’s last year’s Tot School post}, in fact I created an entire Scarecrow Printable Pack because she loved it so much  This year she told me she doesn’t like scarecrows. Figures. We did read it a few times, and she enjoyed the props, but not nearly as much as last year.

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Pumpkin Preschool Fun

Her Pumpkin Shelf ~

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She was excited about the pumpkin shelf and dove right in!

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We made a printable pumpkin craft from here.

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She dictated and created an adorable story about a pumpkin, all with a Minecraft theme.

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Cutting and matching shapes from my pumpkin pack.

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This was probably her favorite printable activity.  It’s from education.com and I used wooden alphabet beads for her to find the missing letters.

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We read lots of books, here she was picking out the daily reads while I sat in the bean bag waiting for her to choose!  See our pumpkin books here!

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Her completed pumpkin work. Cat coloring on left is from here and on the right was from my Just Color Pumpkins pack.

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Fall Theme Pinterest Board

Pumpkin Theme Pinterest Board

See more home preschool fun over at Preschool Corner!

Thanksgiving Calendar Connections 2013

A couple of years ago we released the Thanksgiving Calendar Connections cards. Each year the date of Thanksgiving changes, so there needed to be an update last year. If you downloaded the set last year, you won’t need this one, last year’s update had cards for 2012-2015, in the premium version {with the color border and prints front to back, that we usually sell}. I deleted the 2012 cards and this year have a new 2013-2015 download available, if this set is new to you!

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The premium version of the new Thanksgiving Calendar Connections cards updated for 2013-2015 can be downloaded on the main Calendar Connections webpage, for FREE! Just scroll down to the Thanksgiving section.

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

NOTE: these DO print front to back, as they are the premium design.

I updated the small set for 2013 too, find it on the same webpage.

There is no eBook version of this set, due to the fact that I misplaced the folder with the images we used and it would take forever to find them again!


The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.

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but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart.


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We now have 15 sets to choose from!

Calendar Connections Set 1


More Thanksgiving Fun…

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Thanksgiving Theme Pinterest Board

Just Color Thanksgiving

Pumpkins ~ Just Color!

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Pumpkin Coloring set!

Pumpkin Coloring

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.


Looking for more Pumpkin Theme fun?

Pumpkin Theme Pinterest Board