Who doesn’t love apples? This universally-loved fruit gets even better with these fun apple activities for every subject.
Learning with Apples
Whether you want to teach reading, science, cooking, crafts, or even social-emotional learning, there is an apple craft for that. Check out this list of 24 fun apple activities. Each one is widely different from the others, but all feature the fruit we know and love.
Kid Activities That Involve Apples
Apples are the perfect kid fruit. Babies easily identify the bright red fruit in real life and in pictures, beginning readers learn that “A is for apple,” and–let’s face it–apples are delicious. They are the perfect kid-friendly snack!
What You’ll Need for Apple Activities
These activities are so varied, that it’s impossible to create a list of all the necessary materials. It’s safe to say that all the cooking activities require (of course) apples. The craft activities all have their own supplies, but the following items are common among many of these activities:
- coloring supplies (crayons and markers)
- paper plates
- paint and paintbrushes
- plain paper
- construction paper or colored cardstock
24 Amazing Apple Activities
Learn about the life cycle of an apple (from seed to tree to flower to fruit) with this twisty science craft.
This digital math game involves adding up apples.
This adorable craft reinforces the letter A and its short vowel sound.
Nothing says fall like delicious apple butter–and it's so easy to make your own!
These eye-catching cupcakes are a wow-worthy dessert!
Apple Sensory Bin with Water
With some acrylic apples from Michael's craft store, you can make this cool and calming apple sensory bin.
Paper Plate Apple Craft For Kids [FREE Template]
Turn a regular paper plate into a bright and happy apple with this template.
Kindness Apples: Kind or Unkind Sort for SEL Curriculum
Use pictures on apples to aid in social-emotional learning.
Melted Beads Suncatchers Craft - Make Cute Apples for Fall!
Melt beads to make these beautiful, translucent apple sunctachers.
Fizzy Paint Apple Craft
By adding some baking soda and vinegar to regular acrylic paint, your little artist will be absorbed in multi-sensory fun.
Science Experiments for Kids STEM Challenge
Another great thing about apples? They float! Learn about STEM by making apple boats.
Make: Potato and Apple Stamp Pumpkin Art
Use apples to make your own stamps of (surprise!) pumpkins.
Easy Popsicle Stick Apple Core Craft
Make an adorable apple core with paper, glue, and craft sticks.
Apple Craft with Yarn (Free Apple Printable)
With this template, your child can make string art apples.
Super Simple Paper Plate Apple Craft for Preschoolers
Are your craft supplies few and far between? You probably have all that is needed to make this simple apple.
Add something special to a batch of applesauce: oranges!
STEAM Apple Challenge
Learn about engineering and balance with this simple STEM activity involving apples and paper tubes.
Apple Feelings Art Project
Make faces on newsprint apples to help with social-emotional learning.
Apple Day craft - cork print apple wreath
Use a wine cork as a stamp to make an apple-themed wreath.
Tissue paper and cardstock transform into festive apple suncatchers for fall.
Easy 3D Paper Apple Craft for Kids
Strips of red construction paper become a three-dimensional apple decoration.
Apple Smile Snack
This unforgettable apple snack is also delicious!
Apple nature craft - the sweetest craft that changes each day
Colored leaves from outside can turn into a naturally-beautiful apple craft.
Yarn and paper plate core apple craft
This yarn and lacing craft will help your child work on his fine motor coordination.
Hands-On Apple Activities for Kids
This list of 24 fun apple ideas and activities will have your child engaged and motivated to learn. An apple a day is good for you, right? It turns out an apple activity is equally great!