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A is for Apple! {Preschool Alphabet}

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Are you looking for a fun preschool activity that will have your child learning through the alphabet? This A is for Apple unit study is perfect for teaching them the letter A while also associating it with an apple, or other words that start with the letter A.

Alphabet learning is super important to start at a young age for kids, so kicking off their learning with this easy application is a great start. (and they’ll love playing with the apples as well!) Using apples for real life learning is a lot of fun.

preschool unit study a is for apples

Not only will they love playing with this activity, but they’ll be learning as well. It’s also great for fine motor skills and sensory learning, too.

Learning the Preschool Alphabet

This fun apple activity is a hands-on activity they’re going to love! Not only will they learn about the letter A, but they’ll also get to work on their counting skills, too.

**note, there’s a printable version of this near the bottom of the post. 🙂

What You Need:

  • Apples, cut in half
  • Red, Yellow, or Green Paint
  • Paper

What You Do:

We used a piece of card stock with the number 1-10 written on it because we were also practicing counting.

Have them put their half of the apple in the paint and then press the apples on the numbers and say them out loud as they do so.

Not working on counting? You could write upper and lower case A’s on the paper and have your child do one in red and the other in green. Get creative to make it fun!

They’ll love using their hands and minds and it’s a great way to learn about the letter A.

While they’re doing this fun activity, work on some of these other preschool unit study activities below. They’ll love singing the songs!

fun preschool unit study a is for apples

Apple Themed Music:

Did you know that there are plenty of ways that you can sing about this learning activity as well? If you can combine music with learning, it’s a great way to ensure that kids will remember it that much longer!

The link above will take you to the song (plus another great apple song choice, too!) but we’ve also written out the lyrics to the apple alphabet song for you below!

A is for Apple Lyrics

A is for apple it’s red and its green. 

B is for ball and it bounces between. 

C is for cat it’s licking its paws.

D is for dog it loves playing with balls.

E is for elephant bigger than me, 

F is for fish he’s missing the sea. 

G for gorilla he’s big and he’s strong. 

H is for home and that’s where I belong. 

I is for insect flying around. 

J is for jumping jump up and down. 

K, kangaroo with her baby on board. 

L is for lion hear how he roars. 

M is for monkey who plays in the park, 

N is for Noah who’s building his ark. 

O is for orange it’s juicy and sweet,

P is for penguin. It must be Pete! 

Q is for queen look at her crown, 

R is for rabbit he’s hopping around. 

S is for spider, eight legs and a head,

T is for teddy you take him to bed.

U, umbrella open and closed, 

V, violin four strings and a bow. 

W’s a walrus with teeth white and hard,

X can be kisses you put on a card. 

Y is for yo yo wind it up tight, 

Z is for zebra he’s black and he’s white.

A is for Apple A A A Apple Lyrics

Here is another apple song that you can sing with your child!

A is for apple, a-a-a
A is for apple, a-a-a
Shake, shake, shake, what sound does is make?
A is for apple, a-a-a

(Kid’s name) is shaking, a-a-a
(Kid’s name) is shaking, a-a-a
Apple starts with the letter A
(Kid’s name) is shaking, a-a-a

A is for apple, a-a-a
A is for apple, a-a-a
Shake, shake, shake, what sound does it make?
A is for apple, a-a-a 

Recipes: Delicious Apple Recipes

I’m a big believer in the fact that when you’re learning about food, you need to make and eat that food, too! Here are some delicious apple recipes that you need to whip up that are certain to treat everyone’s tastebuds.

Make certain to add these to your apple unit study.

Games:

Playing games or doing crafts together are so much fun! Here are some great apple learning activities and games for the kids to enjoy. They also make for a great family game night, too.

Art:

Since your child is ready to learn, help them create some of these fun apple art projects as well! Great to add into any apple themed unit study.

Handwriting:

Working on their handwriting during this time is a great learning exercise to combine with other methods of learning, too. Such a simple apple printable.

Math:

They can never have too many math skills, right? These math worksheets will help to sharpen their math skills, all while including apples.

Reading & Language:

Don’t forget about the importance of reading! Check out some of these great apple-themed books!

Books:

And just because we can’t get enough books, here are some of our other favorites apple books from our book list!

Science & Nature:

The kids will love using their hands and being able to explore. As you can see from these options below, combining learning and play is totally possible. Teaching about the life cycle of an apple is also a good unit study, too!

a is for apples prechool unit study

See how much fun learning can be? Have fun with apples and see how much your child can really learn and explore from this fun theme.

A is for Apple Painting Activity

A is for Apple Painting Activity

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This fun apple activity is a hands-on activity they're going to love! Not only will they learn about the letter A, but they'll also get to work on their counting skills, too.

Materials

Instructions

    1. We used a piece of card stock with the number 1-10 written on it because we were also practicing counting.
    2. Have them put their half of the apple in the paint and then press the apples on the numbers and say them out loud as they do so.
    3. While they're doing this fun activity, work on some of these other educational activities, as well. They'll love singing the songs!

Notes

Not working on counting? You could write upper and lower case A's on the paper and have your child do one in red and the other in green. Get creative to make it fun!

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Saturday 18th of July 2020

We are having great fun learning our way through the alphabet. I’ve not done food prints yet so might do that. Will pin this on my board too.

maggy, red ted art

Friday 21st of September 2012

Wonderful, we do love apple printing!

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

Maggy

Mommy Provost

Friday 21st of September 2012

We are doing A for Apple next week! I can't wait to use some of your awesome ideas and resources! Great post!

LindseyW

Friday 21st of September 2012

Thanks for stopping by -- I love when the timing works out like that. Hope you have lots of fun!

pinkoddy

Wednesday 19th of September 2012

We are having great fun learning our way through the alphabet. I've not done food prints yet so might do that. Will pin this on my board too.

Lindsey Whitney

Tuesday 18th of September 2012

Thanks for stopping by Jeannine. Hope your fall season is going well!

Lindsey

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