Inside: This apple counting printable activity is a fun way to work on simple math skills with toddlers and preschoolers.
One of our first toddler and preschool fall themes is apples.
I put together a super simple apple counting printable that is perfect for older toddlers and younger preschoolers, working on numbers 1-10.
All you need are some red pom poms or buttons for a fun fall math activity!
Apple Counting Printable Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers
What you will need:
- Apple counting printable (scroll down to find free download)
- Red pom poms or red buttons
This packet includes 10 apple counting cards.
After downloading the printable pages, cut apart the cards.
Place the cards on a tray or table, along with pom poms or buttons.
You can put all of the cards out at the same time, or just one or a few, depending on your children’s level.
Invite your children to identify the number on the card.
Then, have them count the apples on the tree.
Next, count out the same number of pom poms or buttons and place one on top of each apple.
How to modify this activity for younger children:
If your children are not yet able to recognize the numbers on the card or count the apples, this can be a simple 1:1 correspondence activity.
Invite them to cover each apple with 1 pom pom or button. You could even help them verbally count as they place the button or pom pom on the tree. “1 apple, 2 apples”, etc.
How to extend this activity for older children:
For older children who have mastered recognizing and counting all 10 numbers, create a challenge.
Place more or less pom poms or buttons than what is on the apple tree. When they are finished covering each apple, ask how many pom poms or buttons are left? If they didn’t have enough to cover each apple, ask them how many more pom poms or buttons would they need?
This apple counting activity can be used:
- as a tray activity at the table during centers time or at home
- during small groups in the classroom