Fall is my jam. I love apple everything, cooler temps (though it’s still been upper 80s and 90s here.. gross), boots, scarves.. the list goes on! Most preschool classrooms do an apple theme, and if you’re following along with their themes, you probably want some fun and easy apple activities that specifically target your kids’ goals!
My apple speech and language unit includes…
File folder activities that are great for kids with Autism who are using workbox-type tasks, or even those who aren’t! Target size concepts /big, little/, as well as some additional core vocabulary words like “on” “off” “want” and “more” (want more, put on, take off, etc..)
Feed the boy/girl WH questions:
Associations and Go Togethers:
Sort the apples into the correct baskets based on category! 10 sets of categories are included, with four being basic categories (food, animals, clothing, transportation), and six being more specific categories (farm animals vs jungle animals rather than “animals,” and “fruits” vs “vegetables” rather than “food.”
Apple-themed Bingo cards to talk about parts of an apple, things you can make from an apple, and other apple-related vocabulary
“Parts of an Apple” interactive book with Velcro pieces to learn about the different parts of an apple. Each page has visuals for a two-word phrase: the apple part + “on” . (for example, “seed on” “leaf on” etc…) to also work on the core vocab word “on” with your kids using AAC.
Playdough and Dot Marker Pages:
Several fun playdough and dot marker pages are included with this so you can use materials from this unit with any other goals you’re targeting.
I adore these cute apples, and they make me smile each time I pull these pages out to use with kids!
I hope these activities will help make your apple theme planning a little easier! You can find the activities in my TeachersPayTeachers store here.