Letter practice could not be more fun (or cuter!) with our Apple Stem Letter activity. Preschoolers can match letters in their names while practicing recognition. Older kids can practice sight words and spelling words! My preschool class will be practicing recognizing the letters in the word apple during our apple theme along with counting apple seeds and sorting colored apples!
Apples are one of my favorite themes to teach during the school year!
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Apple Letter Matching
I have been using my Cricut Explore for a lot of fun learning center and busy bags for my preschool classroom. My class is LOVING our alphabet stones and we have used them every day since school began. For these apples, I used my Cricut to cut black letters out of cardstock. I cut 2 sets of big letters for the paper plates and one set of tiny letters for the clothespins.
I glued the letters to the plates and clothespins. I added small green leaves to the red paper plates as leaves. And that was it! The activity is complete. After the glue was dry, my own kids played with the set of apples and gave their approval!
During our apple theme, my preschoolers always enjoy all the songs, fingerplays, and poems that we learn. One of the favorites is the apple song to the tune of Bingo. Last year we sang it all year and my preschoolers were pros at spelling the word apple. This year, this set of apples with letter matching stems will be a fun way to work on letter recognition too!
The great thing about this activity is that it can be so versatile to fit your individual needs! If your child or your preschoolers need practice with name recognition, make your apples with letters to create names.
When your child is done playing with the apples, pack them up in a ziploc bag until next time.
I made 2 sets of apples for my classroom. The second set has actual brown paper stems with green paper leaves. These will hang in our circle time area so that we can point to the letters as we sing!
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Disclosure: I received a Cricut Explore One and supplies. All opinions are my own.