Fall Fun for Kindergarten

Fall fun for Kindergarten. But first, a little background...

I was out shopping last weekend and stopped by JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store and was so excited to find that they had all of their fall craft supplies 50% off! I picked up so much because the prices were so great! 

My next stop was Michaels, I needed a few things to go with what I had bought at JoAnn. I told my husband he could just wait in the car, I would only be a minute or two. HA! You would think after 12 years of marriage he would know better!

I walked in and guess what?! Michaels had their fall crafts 50% off too! JACKPOT! I stocked up on some more goodies, so I should be set for the next 5 years.. or at least until next fall. 

Later that day I popped in to Target because..well, do you need a reason to stop by Target?! They didn't let me down either...they had a great selection of fall/Halloween stuff perfect for the classroom. 

Once I got home and admired organized all of my new treasures, I couldn't wait to make good use of everything I bought. I put together a few fall centers for our little people and wanted to share them with you. Everything pictured came from JoAnns, Michaels or Target.

Are you on the lookout for some great September, October, fall, Halloween, spider, or pumpkin ideas for your preschool, Kindergarten, or 1st grade students? Then you're going to love this post - Fall Fun for Kindergarten! You'll get loads of great ideas for hands-on math manipulatives to use for centers, counting resources, FREE downloads, great resources, and so much more! This blog post is FULL of great ideas that every primary elementary teacher and homeschool parent is going to love!

The first center I made I used small orange plates that I found in the Halloween section at Target. I found these adorable (can I use that word to describe spiders???) 3D spider erasers for a dollar. I think these were in the Halloween section. The erasers only come 8 to a pack, so I bought a couple of packs.

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Are you on the lookout for some great September, October, fall, Halloween, spider, or pumpkin ideas for your preschool, Kindergarten, or 1st grade students? Then you're going to love this post - Fall Fun for Kindergarten! You'll get loads of great ideas for hands-on math manipulatives to use for centers, counting resources, FREE downloads, great resources, and so much more! This blog post is FULL of great ideas that every primary elementary teacher and homeschool parent is going to love!

To make this center, I used a Sharpie to draw a spider web on each plate and wrote a number in the middle. I am not the best artist, so please don't judge! Spider webs aren't perfectly round so that's why mine aren't either, yeah I'm just going to go with that excuse. Haha!

If you don't have time to run to Target, you can grab the orange plates here on Amazon. Also, if you have the Bug Counters Set from Learning Resources, you could use the spiders from there!

The kids use the erasers to count and put that many spiders on the "web" (plate). I only went to 10 because that's the numbers we are working on this time of year.

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Don't these guys look cute sitting in their paper plate webs? Okay, that will be the last time I use the word spider and cute in the same sentence.

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So of course I had to make a recording sheet. I love having an accountability piece, whenever possible, in my centers. It keeps my little friends on task, holds them accountable for their time, and it's nice to have something tangible to send home to parents. For the recording sheet, they read the number and color that many spiders to show the number.

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You can grab your own copy of the recording sheet by clicking on the picture below.

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The fall fun for Kindergarten continues next with this center I made is this pumpkin seed counting and number sequence activity. Yes, I know pumpkin seeds are not orange and black, but we are pretending! The pumpkin cut-outs came from JoAnns and the "seeds" came from Michaels. 

The little gems had glue dots on the back of them but I was worried about my little friends taking the "seeds" off, so I put a small dot of E6000 glue on the back of the seeds before adhering them to the pumpkins. Let them dry overnight. Again, we are working on numbers 1-10.

If you don't have the pumpkin cut outs or gems. You could use a pumpkin pattern on the die cut machine (or make orange circles and pretend their pumpkins) and draw on the seeds. You can find similar pumpkins on Amazon here and the gemstones from Amazon here.

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Students count the seeds on the pumpkins and put them in order to 10. Afterwards they work on the practice page to show their work (and get in a little extra cutting practice).

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You can grab your own copy of the recording sheet by clicking on the picture below.
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I made this activity for our little friends that are working on letter recognition and could also use some extra support in the fine motor department. I got the large pumpkins at JoAnns and the gems came from Michaels. 

My kids, every year, LOVE anything that sparkles and shines. I think they really feel like they are working with valuable treasure!! Hey, whatever works and motivates! So, when I saw these little jewels I knew they would be an instant hit. It's just another way to put some fun into learning letters! 

To make this activity I wrote the letters on the large pumpkins. Be sure to write the letters rather large. Note: Let the ink dry overnight because I smeared my first pumpkin. Oops! Then I added some bling and we are ready to roll. 

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The kids use the gems to form the letter on the pumpkin. I love this fall fun for Kindergarten activity because they are practicing letter formation and fine motor skills at the same time. The kids love it because of the fancy treasure pieces they get to use. It's a win-win. To show their work, on the recording sheet they dab (or color) to show the letters they worked on. (You can get your dabbers here.)

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You can grab your own copy of the recording sheet by clicking on the picture below.

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We spend a good amount of time counting the number of words in a sentence because it's an important pre-reading and pre-writing skill. Students first need to recognize that groups of letters makes up words. We discuss how words have meaning and are separated by spaces to make a sentence. When we read and write we focus on one word at a time and when in writing we need to separate our words.

 Since this is a skill that we work on a lot, I included it in my no-prep A Dab of Learning: Fall Edition, but I also wanted to make a hands-on activity that would go along with those pages. 

I used sentence strips that I already had and these pumpkin cut-outs that I got at Michaels. They were not 50% off, but were only $1.99. They have a white sticky dot on the back as they are meant to be stickers. I took the dots off because I am not using them as stickers so now they are pumpkin manipulatives! You don't have to use pumpkins, you could use small erasers, snap cubes, or whatever you have in your classroom.

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I wrote sentences on the sentence strips and cut them to size. I used sentences with 3 words up to 6 or 7 words. We read the sentence together and matched a pumpkin to each word. They count the pumpkins to see how many words are in the sentence. This is a great way to reach those tactile learners.

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Pictured below is one of follow up activity pages that we use for this fall fun for Kindergarten activity. Students dab a pumpkin for each word in the sentence. As mentioned earlier, the pages can be found in the no-prep A Dab of Learning: Fall Edition. You can check that packet out here.

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Here's some more fall activities we are working. These come from the It's All Fun and Games: Fall Edition. I love this series because it is so much fun for the kids. They love completing the activities or playing the games with a partner or small group. As a bonus it is so, so easy prep! 

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This activity is to practice beginning sounds. Students say the name of the picture on the card. They find the corresponding letter on their paper and trace it to match the color of the border on the card.

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For "The Colors of Fall", students say the name of the uppercase letter on the card. They find the matching lowercase letter on their paper and trace it using the color from the card.

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This fall fun for Kindergarten game has been so much fun! There are 4 different playing mats included. Students take turns using the spinner to spin either a letter, word, or sentence. Then they cover a space on their board to match their spin. The first player to cover their board wins the game.

The adorable leaves that we used for game pieces were a big hit! I got the leaf cut-outs at Target but I also saw similar ones at JoAnns.

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A little sight word practice here. We spelled our sight words using the pumpkin letters. There is an optional recording/accountability page for this activity, but it didn't make it in the picture!

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This is one of the rhyming mats in the packet. I keep rhyming simple at first and primarily stick to easy to recognize CVC words. Students match the picture cards to the rhyming picture on the mat. Again, there is a recording/accountability page for this activity too (not pictured). You could definitely use this activity without the accountability piece.

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Before we begin making ten, we work hard on making 5. I found these little red cups at the Dollar Tree awhile back. They are the perfect size for little hands. I used the yellow/red two sided counters that I've had for years. We put five in a cup. The kids put their hand over the cup and shake, shake, shake. The counters are foam so there is NO noise! win-win! They lay the counters on their mat and dab or color the circles to show how they made 5.

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This is a fun way that we practice number writing. Students spin the spinner and trace the number using the color on the spinner. Once all of the numbers are traced, they practice writing the numbers on their own.

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I included some no prep activities in this packet as well. Here's an example of one of them. Students roll the die, find the matching set of dots and color it. 

I also put the page pictured above in a page protector and turn it into a partner game. Each player gets their own color of snap cubes. The first player rolls the die, finds an apple with the matching number, and covers it with their snap cube. Then the next player rolls and covers their number.

However, if the a player rolls a number that has already been covered, they can bump off their opponent's single snap cube and take the spot. But, if a player rolls the same number twice (without being bumped off) they can put another snap cube on top (like a king in checkers) and then they cannot be bumped off that number. Player with the most spaces covered at the end of the game wins.

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We first played this game in a small group. Each student gets a game board (4 different game boards are included). Students take turns spinning the spinner and identifying the number represented on the ten frame. They find the matching number on their board and cover one space. 

If a player spins a ten frame and all of the spaces for that number have already been covered, they skip their turn. The first player to cover 4 in a row, in any direction, wins the game.

You can check out all 31 activities included in this packet by clicking on the pictures below.

Are you on the lookout for some great September, October, fall, Halloween, spider, or pumpkin ideas for your preschool, Kindergarten, or 1st grade students? Then you're going to love this post - Fall Fun for Kindergarten! You'll get loads of great ideas for hands-on math manipulatives to use for centers, counting resources, FREE downloads, great resources, and so much more! This blog post is FULL of great ideas that every primary elementary teacher and homeschool parent is going to love!


Thanks for reading along all about our fall fun for Kindergarten!

Apple Week Activities

Today it's all about apples. More specifically, it's about apple week activities

You're going to love these!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Since we moved to Wisconsin, apple picking has become a fall tradition in our family. It is one of my favorite things to do once the cooler air sets in. There is just something about getting up in the morning, putting on a sweater and jeans, and heading out to the country to pick your own food. Not to mention, apples are my favorite fruit. 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Apple week is one of my favorite weeks during the school year. For me, it signals that fall is upon us. From the books and crafts to the centers and yummy food...I just love it all. Most everything we do has an apple theme, beginning with our read alouds.

Here's a picture of some of my favorite read alouds for apple week.


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During the week we do a taste test of red, green, and yellow apples. Each year I have kids who have never had a yellow and/or green apple. So it is always a great thing when kids have the opportunity to try a new food. After our taste test, we discuss how each one tastes different. 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Prior to our apple tasting, I pre-cut red, yellow, and green apples using the die-cut machine. Each student gets a paper apple to match the color that they liked best. Students write their name on their paper apple and then take turns putting their paper apple on our class graph. 

As each child is putting their apple on the class graph, students are coloring the data on their individual, take-home graph. Since apple week is only a few weeks into our school year, I keep the graphing and data collecting/analyzing very simple. We count and record how many students liked each color of apple and then color the apple to show which was the class favorite. 

Afterwards, we color the other apple to show which one was our personal favorite. Click the picture below to download the apple graph FREEBIE.

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During our apple week activities , we make homemade applesauce. Most of my kids have never made homemade applesauce before. I have to be honest...this day makes me nervous.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

To some teachers it's not a big deal, just throw the apples in a crock pot and wait. But, that is not my applesauce day. Full disclosure here, I am not a great cook. So anytime I have to cook for people outside of my own family, I get nervous. Especially to have 20+ little people counting on me to make this day a success.  I wonder...did I add enough of this? too much of that? will it cook in time? 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

My secret...I always buy an extra store bought jar...just in case. It makes me feel better knowing I have a back up plan. Thankfully I have never had to use it, but I take comfort in knowing it is there and that I won't let my little people down.

Here's another treat we make during apple week activities. Apple pie in a cup. Now this is a recipe I can handle.

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This is such an easy recipe and there is no baking required! I use pre-packaged apple chunks but you could use apple pie filing as well. Ahead of time, I drain and put the apples in a large bowl. Then I add a dash of cinnamon sugar and mix it up.

I put a few graham crackers in several gallon size Ziploc bags. The kids take turns gently smashing the graham crackers to make the crust (I find it is easiest when they use the palm of their hand). I should mention, before they begin smashing, you'll probably want to model what "gently" looks like!

Once the pieces are broken up, I use a measuring cup to scoop a little crust in to the bottom of each cup. The first time I made this, I used too much crust and it was a little messy, so you do not need a full scoop! I just find that it's easier and neater to use a scooper than to use a spoon. Next, we scoop a little apple mixture in to the cup and top with a dab of whipped cream. The kids LOVE this treat! While they eat their snack we read Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie.

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I love this apple craft. It's so easy to make and looks adorable hanging up in the classroom!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Model for students how to cut the paper plate to form an apple core. (Mini paper plates work great). Save those scraps because they become the leaves! Students paint the apple pieces. Allow the paint to dry, preferably overnight (especially for those that were quite generous with the paint!). Students use their finger tip (or a q-tip) to make the seeds. Then they add a piece of brown paper for the stem. I love how all of the apples look unique!

As much fun as apple week activities are, we do work! Just apple style... Here's a few pictures from some our apple centers.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

We are working on beginning sounds. Students match the number on the card to the number on their paper. They dab the letter to show the beginning sound of the picture. Anything with dabbers makes the work more fun!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 A twist on uppercase / lowercase letter recognition. Students decide if the uppercase /lowercase letters on the card are a match. They dab the :) if the pair is a match, they dab the :( if it is not a match. 

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 This is one of my favorite apple week activities. The three pictures have the same beginning sound: wand, wagon, and window. Students have to identify and write the letter to show the "secret" beginning sound. Later in this year, this activity turns into sight words!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Students dab the matching lowercase letter.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Students count the number of seed sacks and record their answer.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 Students count the apples on the card, find the matching number on their paper and trace it to match the color of the apples on the card.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 I love when we can practice two skills in one. For this activity, students count the ten frame. They record the number in the first apple. They count on to fill in the next two apples.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

 A twist on measurement. Students measure the picture using the non-standard apple ruler. They match the letter on the picture card to their paper and color that many apples to show their answer.

 You can check out all 21 centers included by clicking on the pictures below.

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Are you on the lookout for great Apple Week activities for your Kindergarten classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this! Click through to find great book ideas, recipes, a FREE download, and more for your students! {Your preschool and first grade students may enjoy these, as well as homeschool families!} Use these anytime during the fall season or to liven up your September and October lesson plans. Students will have fun and planning will be a breeze! Win-Win!

Thanks for reading along about all the fun we have during our apple week activities!