As we all begin to get ready for back to school lessons we need to remember that reviewing previous learned skills is highly important in helping your child feel comfortable and confidant in beginning the school year in a positive way. My daughters love to play games when reviewing taught skills, so I created this fun Back To School Counting Apples Seeds game to review our numbers 1 through 12 recognition and counting.
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Back To School Counting Apple Seeds
Creating your own apple counting game is super simple and can be used in so many different ways. It’s perfect for preschoolers and Kindergartners to practice learning numbers in a fun way while celebrating the Fall season.
- Red, green, and brown construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black/Green buttons or pom-poms
Creating your own apple counting game is super simple
- Cut out red apples out of your red construction paper.
- Cut out leaves using the green and stems with the brown paper.
- Glue all of your pieces together.
- Laminate your pieces so that you can re-use over again
If time doesn’t allow you can also purchase bulletin board die cuts which are sold at the Dollar Store or any teacher supply store. I used to use these a lot in the classroom because they already come laminated, but they are not re-usable.
Once you have all of you pieces laminated and cut you can write the numbers with an erasable marker so that you can re-use over again.
If your child is younger write the number and draw dots to help identify how many seeds needs to be added to the apple. If your child can already identify numbers and is counting go ahead and allow them to count without counter dots on the apples.
Once your child masters number recognition and counting, then you can write the number name to practice reading sight-words.
We have been working on number recognition to number 12. I usually give my daughter the stack of apples and have her organize them in order from lowest to highest.
I then give her either buttons or pom poms to use as apples seeds. She will go down the line and add her seeds to each apple. If she gets stuck recognizing a number I have her count from the first apple and have her stop were she got stuck. This helps her go back and look at her numbers helping with memorization.
Once she masters numbers 1-12 I will add the teen family and then word recognition as part of our reading sight-words. Remember combining lessons together with the same them always makes it that much more fun for your child. You can create my Butterfly Letter Matching Game using apples.
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Need some more Back-to-School inspirations? Check out my Pinterest Board with tons of awesome activities and ideas!
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Are you and your kiddos ready for back to school?