Fall is one of our favorite seasons to celebrate, plus there are just so many different activities to do in the fall months! I’m always trying to create fun activities that my youngest can play and learn with while I help my oldest daughter with her lessons throughout the day. Being September already my youngest has been playing whit her DIY Felt Apple Counting and Fine Motor Skills Activity and loving it! The best part is that it’s really super, super easy to create!
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DIY Felt Apple Counting and Fine Motor Skills Activity
I love activities like these, because not only does it keep my youngest daughter busy but she’s also learning while she plays. I usually have her sit somewhere close to us so that if she needs help counting or recognizing a number I can direct her to our calendar chart to count until she reaches that number she is trying to figure out.
Most of the time I try not to give her the answer. I really want her to start working on her counting and number recognition skills.
Materials needed to create your Felt Apple Tree Activity
- Green and brown felt fabric
- Red, green, and yellow pom-poms
- Clothes pins
- Number cards (we use our calendar cards)
- Bag or container to store for later
Step One: Cut out tree tops using your green felt and tree trunks using your brown felt.
Step Two: Have your child help you sort out all the red, yellow, and green pom-poms to use as apples.
Step Three: Lay out 1 or 2 clothes pin for your child to use as a grabber. This will not only make the activity more fun for your preschooler, but it will also help them with some great fine motor skills practice. Something they will need when they are ready to begin their writing skills.
Even my 6 year old loves playing with these, especially with the clothes pins! So, don’t think that your older kiddos wouldn’t enjoy this as well! You can even make it into an adding or subtraction apple tree using all the same pieces!
Other ways you can use this Felt Activity:
- Book Activity like Secrets of the Apple Tree
- Grouping by colors
- Adding or Subtracting apples
- Less or more than
- Color recognition
- Number recognition
- Pretend play
- and so much more!
Activities like these are great because they are easily made, are very cost effective, and you can easily turn them into other games using the same materials. Plus, all young children love pretend play allowing them to use their imagination while learning to count, group, and work on their fine motor skills!
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What learning fall activities do your kiddos love to do?