Apple Patterns Do-a-Dot Activity

It is almost apple season! And with that comes the opportunity to have fun learning with an apple theme. This apple patterns activity is perfect and oh, so fun too!

FREE printable Apple themed coloring activity for preschool and kindergarten kids. Use dot markers or any kind of coloring utensils to complete the apple patterns! Great math activity for Back to School or Fall!
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Patterning is Math for preschoolers. Identifying a pattern is an early mathematical skill and will help a student to identify more complex patterns in Math at a later stage of his/her life such as skip counting. Use fun activities like this to encourage patterning. We would also suggest that you start off making patterns with physical objects such as pom pom "apples"(or real apples if possible). Use the printable to guide you or simply place green, red and yellow pom poms on these sheets before dabbing the colors.


What you need:

Use Do-a-Dot or Dab-o-Ink markers (or make your own by using corks dipped in paint) or simply color the apples to make the patterns! (We simply love these markers since they are not very messy!)

FREE printable Apple themed coloring activity for preschool and kindergarten kids. Use dot markers or any kind of coloring utensils to complete the apple patterns! Great math activity for Back to School or Fall!

This patterning activity develops visual discrimination plus color recognition - deciding which color to use and where, as well as hand-eye coordination - where to dab the marker. When simply coloring the apples with crayons/pencils, fine motor skills are developed.



3 versions of these printable worksheets are available, making differentiation easy for you: a full color one, black & white one and then a color one that you can cut into strips. This last one is recommended for young children where the full color might be a bit overwhelming for them. Use the full color for preschoolers that are used to patterning. The black & white version is perfect for children that can already read the names of the colors - adding a literacy twist to the activity. 

A great activity for Back to School time and Fall too! Have fun making apple patterns with your little learners and work on those early mathematical skills!



This post was contributed by:


Nadia from Teach Me Mommy

Nadia is a South African mommy of two and a therapist at a elementary remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities with the aim to teach. You can follow along on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.



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10 comments:

  1. This apple modeling activity is perfect for children, helping children develop skills.

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  2. Unfortunately, it won't allow me to print this!

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  3. When I click on the link, I get a message that says,

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    This is a great resource and I'd love to use it for my students! :/

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    1. I just had the same thing happened and would love to use with my son next week for our 1st week of school. Can you please let me know if there an alternate option for obtaining the file.

      Thank you!

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      We have fixed the link for this printable. Please try accessing the file again and let us know if you encounter any issues.

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  4. I also have tried all week to download the apple patterns and have not be able to because I am prompted with "too many requests. Sorry the link has been automatically turned off for now. Learn more about traffic limits. Is there another way to get this activity? My prek kids would love it! You have the best resources.

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      We have fixed the link for this printable. Please try accessing the file again and let us know if you encounter any issues.

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