The Dollar Tree inspired yet another activity. I love browsing the aisles on the hunt for inspiration and was super excited when I spotted these green and red apples with the floral stuff on a recent trip.I knew they would make a fun, low prep sorting activity.
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I love activities, like this apple sorting activity that require little prep and allow kids to work independently,while learning important concepts.
As an added bonus, all the items used for this sorting activity were purchased inexpensively at our local Dollar Tree and reused for further learning and activities.
- Artificial Red Apple
- Artificial Green Apples
- Basket (any color is fine, it needs to hold all the apples)
- Red basket/container
- Green basket/container
Start off by putting all the apples in the bigger basket.
Instruct your child to sort the apples according to color.
Benefits of Sorting
Sorting is a beginning math skill for toddlers and preschoolers. They are analyzing data, finding relationships among objects, and organizing to into groups while gaining a sense of accomplishment.
Our 3 1/2 year old daughter enjoyed sorting the apples, but it was really easy for her. It is best suited for a toddlers.
Extend the Activity:
- Our kindergartener and preschooler are enjoying the apples and baskets in their pretend play. They have played visit the apple orchard and shop for apples at that the grocery.
- Use the apples to practice counting or making patterns.
- Read books about apples such as Ten Apples Up On Top! or Curious George Apple Harvest.
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