It's Apple Week for our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids and we are so excited to kick off the new school year with some fun apple themed ideas!
Each week this year we'll be sharing a few fun books along with some activities based on the theme for the week. You can check out all of the themes on our Weekly VBC intro post. Grab our September calendar (including Apple Week ideas) calendar with activities for free here.
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To make our apple snack and play our apple game, here's what you need!
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR APPLE STACK SNACK & GAME
- peanut butter or sun butter
- (optional) chocolate chips, raisins, marshmallows, etc. (yummy toppings)
- 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
Before you get started playing, grab 10 Red Apples by Pat Hutchins to read together.
APPLE STACK GAME
The goal of the apple stack game is to see who can make the tallest stack of apples without them falling over. You need to prep ahead and cut a lot of apples. We sliced our apples across into thin slices versus the usual apple wedges we make.
Pile the apples high and see how far you can build until they crash down.
Some people hate when kids play with their food. I call it a sensory experience and as long as they aren't doing it in public at a fancy dinner or when we are supposed to be eating as family or having a more formal dinner time... then it is fine with me if they play with their food.
Once kids built towers for awhile, then we grabbed some peanut butter (or sun butter if anyone has allergies) and made apple sandwiches. For kids that wanted to, they added toppings like chocolate chips and caramel or raisins.
Preschoolers and even older toddlers LOVE to use a dull knife and spread on their own peanut butter. It is usually the highlight of their day... or even their month to get to do that... so give them a chance!
Have you ever tried stacking apple slices?
Have any other favorite apple snacks?
You can find some of our favorite apple crafts and activities HERE.
NEED SOME MORE APPLE THEMED ACTIVITIES?
Check out these great ideas from our Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts.
Apple Tree Alphabet Letter Match - Still Playing School
Apple Piece Names - Preschool Powol Packets
Sea of Knowledge - Apple Addition within 5 Dough Strips
Fingerprint Apple Counting Activity - Messy Little Monster
Apple Math: Counting & Fractions Teach Beside Me
Red apple number bonds to 10 - Rainy Day Mum
Apple Tree Playdough - Clare's Little Tots
Apple picking sticky wall - views from a Step stool
Caramel Apple Pops-The Moments at Home
Apple Stack Game and Snack- Toddler Approved
Jumping Apple Seeds- JDaniel4's Mom
Apple Theme STEM Activity for Preschoolers - The Educators' Spin On It
Glitter Apple Stamping - My Bored Toddler
Apple writing pages for preschoolers - Kori at Home
Apple Farm Song with Movement - My Storytime Corner
Ten Red Apples: Number Words Activities- Growing Book by Book
Apple Tree Gross Motor Game - Inspiration Laboratories
Visual Perception Apple Activity - The OT Toolbox
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