I think everyone should go apple picking in the autumn. It’s a perfect activity for little ones. Our trip kept getting pushed back for one reason or another throughout the whole month of October. In that interim, I made this pretend apple picking sheet for J to work on. He uses his magnetic pompom balls (on a cookie sheet) to complete his apple picking. I just set out a basket of “apples” for him to choose from, but I think it would be fun to add a hunt around the house for them too. I originally saw the idea here and just adapted it a little. After he was finished we counted the number or red, green and yellow “apples” and discussed which color had the most/least apples.
I know apple season is over but if you want to try this activity yourself, you can print this pdf form for yourself. It also has some apple counting and apple pattern worksheets along with it. Apple picking and patterns
**I’m just noticing that I never posted about the magnetic pompoms, I’ll get back to you on that soon**
Age attempted: 29 months
We did finally make it to the real apple orchard. Lots of fun!