Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Apple Counting & Sorting Light Table Activity

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Looking for apple activities for kids? Then try this apple themed counting and sorting activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and/or kindergarten aged kids that's perfect on (or off!) the light table.

When I found some acrylic apple table scatter at Michaels, I just knew they would be perfect to use on our DIY light table

And I wasn't wrong. They look fantastic!

Pair the apples with some containers that are the same color and, voila, you have an instant sorting activity for the light table. So if you need a simple apple themed activity for preschool or kindergarten, then you should give this idea a try!

Apple themed counting and sorting activities for preschoolers on the light table

What You'll Need for this Apple Light Table Idea

This apple theme activity is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Here's what you'll need:

  • Acrylic apples (I found these at Michael's)
  • Individual sized applesauce (or similar) containers
  • Permanent markers
To make your own color sorting containers, simply color the bottom of the container with a permanent marker and let it dry.

Apple theme activities for preschoolers on the light table

Counting & Sorting Apples on the Light Table - A Great Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers!

J quickly knew what to do, sorting the apples into the matching container.

Apple themed toddler activities for the light table

However, J also kept track of how many apples there were by using his calculator. This boy and his calculator, I tell ya! There's a reason I made him a calculator cake for his birthday this year. (turns out he's got hypernumeracy so it makes sense now)

Pre k apple theme activity for the light table

Apple counting activities for preschoolers and kindergarten kids on the light table

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  1. Fun idea! Where did you find the apples?

  2. I love those apples! They look awesome on the light table, and they're so perfect for this time of year! Going to have keep my eyes open for them. :)

    1. I love the apples too! They were 40% off at Michaels a few days ago, at leat they were here in Canada. They come with some beautiful leaves too!

  3. I love this apple post!! We are featuring you tomorrow on Sugar Aunts for Share It Saturday. Thanks for linking up!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts