There is something magical when students find learning FUN! I think that is the ultimate goal for all teachers and parents. One of my favorite ways to do this is by incorporating themed centers into the classroom, like this Apple Number Match math center. My students are always so excited for their centers that sometimes I wonder if they even know that they are doing work and learning. Are you looking for more apple ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
This center includes numbers 1-10. There are 10 baskets that each have a number on it and then 6 apple cards that each have a different way of counting to the specific number. Students will fill their empty baskets with apples. They will do this by counting seeds and fingers on a hand, counting dots on dominoes, dice, and tens frame, reading the number word.
What I love about this particular center is that you can easily and quickly accommodate whatever age and/or ability of your students or children. For preschool age students, you can choose only one or two of the apple cards and have students match the apples to the basket. This will allow them to be successful and not get easily frustrated. As they master the first card, you can add another and then another. The center can grow with them. If you know that a particular apple card is going to be too difficult/easy – just leave it out of the center. You can tailor it to fit your students’ needs.
If your students are able to be successful with every card included, I recommend starting out with a a handful of numbers at a time – do not just give them all ten numbers. That can be a bit overwhelming as there are six apple cards per number. Once they can handle four or five numbers, add more and before you know it they will be completing the entire center easily.
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I hope that you and your students enjoy their Apple Number Match!
Looking for more apple activities to do at home or in the classroom? Check out some great ideas from some of my favorite kid bloggers.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Letter Matching Apple Tree Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Apple Lacing Fine Motor Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Kindergarten Math Activity: Apple Matching Game // Schooling a Monkey
Bobbing for Apples Fine Motor Activity // Stir the Wonder
Write and Wipe Math Cards | Bobbing for Apples // Science Kiddo
Apple Life Cycle Printable Book // Stay at Home Educator
Apple Number Match // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Apple Life Cycle Hat // The STEM Laboratory
Fine Motor Strengthening Apple Activity // Sugar Aunts
Apple Tree Counting Puzzles // The Kindergarten Connection
Apple Shape Matching Game // Life Over Cs
Oatmeal Apple Crisp: A Recipe for Kids // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Apple Addition Write and Wipe Cards // Playdough to Plato
Johnny Appleseed Apple Coverall Games // Recipe for Teaching
Apple Play Dough Surprise Activity // Play & Learn Every Day
Apple Counting Book // Fun-A-Day
Balancing Apples Up on Top // Sara J Creations
Apple Seed Counting Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering
Apple Alphabet Puzzles // The Letters of Literacy
Apple Subitizing Cards // The Simplified Classroom
Editable Apple Sight Word Game // DIY Farm Wife
Apple Tree Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Apple Ten Frames // Still Playing School
Tracing Letters Printable Apples // Modern Preschool
CVC Spelling Mats // Fairy Poppins
Apple Color Matching Activity // Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails