It’s apple season! The perfect time to do apple-themed activities with the kids. When my kids were little, we played Math Grid Games all the time. I made an Apple-Themed Grid Board to share with you today. Here’s a picture of the game board:
How to Use Math Grids with your Preschooler:
- Print 2 Grid Boards per player
- Gather two different sets of tokens and one die.
- For Younger Kids: Take turns rolling the die and covering that number of apples with your tokens. This helps kids develop one-to-one correspondence.
- For Older Kids: You can print out the grid boards with 48 apples. Then use two dice, add them together and cover that number of spaces.
- Three-in-a-Row Game: Using two sets of tokens, each player takes a turn placing a token down. The object is to get three (or five, if you are using the larger board) tokens in a row. The first player to get three (or five) in a row wins the round.
Apple Tissue Craft: If you’re on the apple theme, here’s a quick craft DD did when she was a toddler when we were doing an Apple Unit. It’s nothing fancy. All you need is a toilet paper tube, green construction paper and bits of red tissue paper that your child wads up, sticks in glue and attaches to the paper. Easy & fun!
As you may have noticed from the pictures above, I saved the lids from glass jars to use for glue or small amounts of paint. It makes clean up easy as I just throw the lid in the rubbish bin when we’re done.
Other related posts you might be interested in:
- A Huge List of Things to do With Your Toddler and Preschooler
- Preschool at Home: Activities you can do with your 2-4 Year Olds, Fine Motor Skills
- Preschool at Home: Learning Letters
- Preschool at Home: Handwriting
- Preschool at Home: Science for 2-4 Year Olds