Apple Q-Tip Painting Printables

Apple Q tipPainting Printables

With back to school and fall approaching, many of us think APPLES!  I am always trying to think of new ideas for timeless themes, especially those centered around seasons and holidays.  Recently I created a new Apple Q-Tip Painting printable pack for you!

This set features many different options, in both black & white and color.

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Each of the printables shown above is also available in all capital letters!

APPLE Qtip painting

 

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Download your free Apple Q-tip Painting Printables here!

See more apple ideas here on our Pinterest board!

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WHY use Q-Tip Painting Printables?

The big answer is fine motor skills! You’ll notice how we focus on not only the tiny dots, but also using small items in painting or adding to the dots. All of this works on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills

The letter identification is a secondary bonus!

See ideas for using these here!

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Looking for all of our Q-Tip Painting Printables? Click on the images to see the free printables for each theme shown below! I am always adding more, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss new themes!

Slide4 Jack and the Beanstalk Q-tip Printables

Despicable Me Q-tip Printables Lalaloopsy Q-tip Printables Tinkerbell Q-tip Printables

Sofia Q-tip Printables Noah's Ark Q-tip Printables

Mouse Paint Q-tip Printables Thanksgiving Q-tip Printables Slide542

Christmas Fun Q-tip Printables Nativity Q-tip Printables Slide24

Slide272 The Mitten Q-tip Printables Slide2522

Q-Tip-Alphabet-Painting Q-Tip-Painting-Number-Printables

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Apple Theme Kindergarten Fun

It has been years since I have had an apple theme with my kids.  It was time for some apple theme Kindergarten fun with my girl. Funny part, she told me she did NOT want an apple theme, but I boycotted her on this one.  In the end she loved it and I am glad I didn’t follow her lead in this case.

Apple Theme Homeschool Kindergarten Fun


 

I had a blast setting up her apple theme shelves, focusing on anything I found in our stuff to represent apples.

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She still has pencil grip problems so we continue to do fine motor work.  Transferring pom pom apples with clothespins is just a simple way to sneak in some practice. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1300

 

The bin on the bottom shelf is just to contain all of the fun red and green items we have to work with! Apple Theme Kindergarten -1307

 

I made some apple trees for her using our Spielgaben set.  Sadly, she was not impressed. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1315

I also got a stack of printables I chose specifically for her from various sources which I will link for you when they are shown below. The links will be under the final photo for each day.

 

Day One

We explored together with the theme shelf a lot. I use our Scrabble Alphabet Soup tiles to make the word apple. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1328

 

She loved the apples I made out of wikki stix for her. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1334

 

She asked me to get out the letter A for Apple from our Letter set, then proceeded to make apple patterns with the pegs, all her idea! Apple Theme Kindergarten -1331

 

Here’s the apple printables she chose to complete day one.  I did let her choose what she wanted to do. Apple Theme Kindergarten -1345 {apple dot to dot, apple 100 chart, apple coloring}

 

The pop art apple coloring below was done the night before.  Why?  because She saw me setting up her apple stuff and begged to do it! Apple Theme Kindergarten -1348

 

Day Two

We began by using our Apple Cube Printable.   Apple Theme -1351

 

She asked to tape the apple together and sit it upright!  

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We used our Scrabble Alphabet pieces to find the missing letters on the apples.   Apple Theme -1372     

This cutting activity was a challenge for her but she loved it when it was finished!  

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Of course, apple smiles for snack {sliced apples, peanut butter, mini marshmallows}!

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Here are the printables she chose on day two {links below photo}… Apple Theme -1396 {apple maze, apple missing letters, apple ABC maze, apple cutting spiral}

 

Day Three

I picked up a set of apple stickers last year at Target when the dollar spot went on clearance!  She used these to decorate a tree I drew for her!   Apple Theme -1410      

We had friends over for our apple taste test!

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Here’s the printables she chose on day three, plus the tree she made with stickers {I drew the tree on paper}.  

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   {apple number maze, apple color word coloring}

 

Day Four

Dot painting how many apples.   Apple Theme -1505      

Tracing the apple and Letter A.   Apple Theme -1506      

We worked together to color  the pages of the Apple mini book, then we laminated them and tied them together to make a nice book!   Apple Theme -1507      

My mom is here visiting and led this apple craft for me.  Ladybug got very frustrated with it but she finished three apples!  I love the perseverance and the joy she felt when she had a finished project!  

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This is one of her three final apples she hung around the house! Apple Theme -1532  

 

The Printables she chose {links below}…

Apple Theme -1526 {count the apples, mini apple book, trace the apple}      

 

All of her printable work from the week…   Apple Theme -1547

Linking to ~ PreK and K Community

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Apple Taste Test with Printables

We haven’t done an apple taste test in years. I skipped the whole apple theme when Krash was younger, and now that Ladybug is in Kindergarten I wanted to have apple fun again!  I created some apple taste test printables for my kids to use and you are welcome to them also!

Apple Taste Test Printable



I bought 7 different types of apples and invited some friends over since I knew we couldn’t eat all of the apples!  Plus it’s more fun with friends! I got the table all prepared before the friends arrived to make things run smoothly.  Even had time to snap a few pictures for you!

Apple Taste Test

Apple Taste Test Printable

Apple Taste Test

I cut each apple as we tasted to keep them from browning.  I used an apple cutter and walked around the table letting each child sample and then fill in their sheet.

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My sweet mom is here so she took some photos for me while I worked!

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The kids wrote in the name of the apple, circled a descriptive word, colored the apple to match, and chose a smile or sad face to represent if they liked it or not. Ladybug and her four year old friend both had some writing help.

Apple Taste Test Printable

In the end each child ate more of the apples they liked and then filled out the final poster to tell their favorite kind of apple!  You can see Ladybug’s papers below!

Apple Taste Test Printables

Download you free Apple Taste Test Printables

here on our Apple Fun webpage

See more apple ideas on our Apple Theme Pinterest Board!

Apple Theme Pinterest Board



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



Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E

Theme Printables A through E

Other Posts in this Series…

Theme Printables F-J

Theme Printables K-O

Theme Printables P-T

Theme Printables U-Z

 

I wrote about my views on using themes with young kids, and there are certainly a LOT of early childhood themes to choose from! 

If you are like me, at times you choose a letter and build on it for a week or so with your tot/preschooler. It helps me stay focused as a teacher and not forget things! Having a letter of the week is not important, or necessary, it is just helpful for my type-A personality. In honor of this, I have created a series of planning help posts, gathering together all themed printable packs I could find that could extend a letter of the week.

Other times, I build on a theme with no focus on our letter of the week. These lists will help you find things in an orderly fashion!

When you begin planning, Pinterest and Google can be a bit overwhelming!  I am creating this series to help you with your planning.  I have gathered all FREE theme based printable packs {mainly early childhood focused, tots-1st grade} that I am aware of and sorted them by letter so you can browse through and get ideas all in one place! I did NOT include holiday based packs, simply because there are so many and they are pretty easy to find when holidays roll around.

I have included free printable theme packs from bloggers around the web including; Homeschool Creations, 2 Teaching Mommies, Spell Outloud, 3 Dinosaurs, Confessions of a Homeschooler, Me & Marie Learning, Ooopsey Daisy, All Our Days, Creative Learning Fun, Royal Baloo, 123 Homeschool 4 Me, Lawteedah, Our Little Monkeys, Creative Preschool Resources, Our Country Road, Homeschool Share, Preschool Mom, Gift of Curiosity, and Over the Big Moon. {if any of you ladies notice an error please let me know!}

If the pack was created by another blogger, I listed their {blog name} in the brackets.  If there aren’t any brackets, I made it!

Letter ATheme Printables A

Letter BTheme Printables B

Letter CTheme Printables C

Letter DTheme Printables D

Letter ETheme Printables E

    Looking for more printables?

    Theme Printables F through J Theme-Printables-K-through-O5 Theme Printables P through T Theme Printables U through Z

    Alll Printables A to Z 300 Printables-Packs-from-1plus1plus1equ

    Other posts about using THEMES with young kiddos…

    Planning-for-a-Theme6 Why-Themes7 How-to-Plan-Using-Themes6


This post is #10 in my series for the iHomeschool Network Spring 2013 Hopscotch. Visit other bloggers participating here!

Links will be added as the series progresses!

Homeschooling-Tots-and-Preschoolers_Day 1 ~ Where to Begin with Tot School eBook

Day 2 ~ You Don’t Have to Do it All!

Day 3 ~ Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Day 4 ~ Time Invested in Tot Schooling

Day 5 ~ 10 Tips for Studying Nature with Tots

Day 6 ~ Exposure vs. Mastery

Day 7 ~ Why Themes?

Day 8 ~ Teaching Tots in a Large Family

Day 9 ~ Our Favorite Learning Tools for Tots

Day 10 ~ Early Childhood Theme Printables A-E