Apple Picking Activity for Toddlers

Make this Apple Picking Activity for your toddler to practice fine motor skills and number recognition. Such a fun fall activity!

Make this Apple Picking Activity for your toddler to practice fine motor skills and number recognition. Such a fun fall activity!

We’ve been picking apples (well paper apples) here at home and counting to 12! It’s been so fun! This really makes me want to drink a cup of hot apple cider or bake an apple crumble.

But, it is way too hot still! Can the cool weather come early this year?!

I made this activity for my daughter (who is 2) to practice her fine motor skills. It morphed into a counting activity for my son (who is 4) to recognize numbers 1-12. It’s apple-picking fun for both kiddos! Yay!

We also read 10 Apples Up on Top. We set aside numbers 11 and 12. As I read the story, my son would find the number I was reading about in the apple pile and then match it up with the number in the tree.

I can’t wait until we actually go out and pick real apples! It will really tie this entire activity together!

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Clock Craft for Preschoolers

Make this Clock Craft for Preschoolers to help your child recognize important activities in his schedule. Play a matching game too! This post is sponsored by Jord.

Make this Clock Craft for Preschoolers to help your child recognize important activities in his schedule. Play a matching game too! Thank you Jord for sponsoring this post, so The Mama Workshop community has a fun clock craft to do! All opinions are my own.

It’s back to the daily routine! The school drop offs, the errands, the appointments, the pick ups. You know, mom life.

With all the set schedules, a mama has to be on time (and it would be so nice if the kiddos had some sort of understanding of time to help a mama out). So, I made a clock out of things around the house to help introduce time to my son.

He doesn’t have to master it just yet. No way! He’s just a preschooler. But, if he can recognize what time we have breakfast, when we do preschool activities, when it’s snack time and so on. It can really help me out.

So, of course one of the musts for this activity is having a real analog clock in the house. Also, wearing a watch for when you are doing errands will help too. You can show your kiddo the watch, tell him the time and say, “10 a.m. is errand time.”

I know after a few times of this, he will probably ask for a superhero watch. LOL. But, for now, he gets a paper clock.

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Apple Counting Activity – Apple Pie Pretend Play

Apple Counting Activity

Make this Apple Counting Activity for your child to pretend to be an apple pie baker and count apples! Learn to count to 12.

I am so excited that fall is right around the corner! Give me all the fall scented candles, drinks and sweet treats!

I tend to get in a baking mood when the weather cools down. I pretty much live in the kitchen during fall and love every minute of it (minus washing the dishes of course).

So, I thought I’d get my kiddos excited about baking with an apple counting activity! And, you know me, I love an activity you can also play with! So, it’s a learn-while-you-play activity! Mom win!

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Dragons Love Tacos Craft – House and Tacos

Make this Dragons Love Tacos Craft for some interactive fun while reading the book. Learn the letter T with the matching game!

Make this Dragons Love Tacos Craft for some interactive fun while reading the book. Learn the letter T with the matching game!

We’ve been learning T is for Taco and reading Dragons Love Tacos** by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. It such taco fun!

Dragons Love Tacos is such a cute book! The little boy walks you through how much dragons love tacos, how to get dragons to your taco party, and why to avoid putting spicy salsa on the taco bar. What will happen if you accidentally set it out?! The suspense!

That part is my son’s favorite part! Especially with my sound effects (lol).

We’ve been reading this book over and over. So, I thought it would be fun to make a craft that goes along with the book (something he can play with while I read the book to him).

I was all over that! So, I researched Pinterest, and the main thing I could find was building a taco. Which is totally fun, but I wanted to make something different. I made a house to look like the one out of the book with little paper tacos he can dump into it with his toy boat; because: to get dragons to your taco party you must have a boat-load of tacos at your house.

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DIY Road Puzzle {Get the Bus to School Game}

Make this DIY Road Puzzle in less than 2 minutes. Your preschooler can play Get the Bus to School.

Make this DIY Road Puzzle in less than 2 minutes. Your preschooler can play Get the Bus to School. All you need is paper, blocks and scissors!

Back to school is so close! There are only a few weeks until the big day. So, I wanted to make a few fun back-to-school activities for my kiddos to do.

We are starting homeschool preschool next month. So, I am trying to do planned activities to get him use to a schedule of things to do.

We did space week last week. You can check that all out HERE.

This week is our Back 2 School week. We will be focusing on books about back to school, activities to help with feelings and crafts that help learn about school.

Monday’s activities are:

The Get the Bus to School Road Puzzle is really simple. And it takes little prep. I whipped this out in 2 minutes or less. The less prep the better, right?! You can have your kiddo do this activity while you’re prepping a snack or lunch.

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