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I’m really excited to share the first way to use our new apple-themed math printables pack. There are nearly endless ways to get value from this apple math printable. Today’s activity shows how to use the printable pack for the youngest kids with kindergarten math activities.
Follow the instructions to make your own version of the game! Math has never been quite so… appleish.
What You Will Need for the Apple Number Matching Game
- Apple math printable pack
- Clothespins (we used these)
- Scrap paper
- Scotch tape
- Printer (I love my Canon printer) and laminator
- Cardstock paper
Kindergarten Math Activities: Apple Number Matching Game Setup
Print the apple sheets for the numbers you will be using onto cardstock paper. I typically use 0-20 for Kindergarten. Cut out the apple pieces and laminate them (this is optional, but highly recommended).
Cut your scrap paper into squares small enough to fit on the clothespins. Write a number onto each of the squares so you have the same numbers on the paper as on the apples.
Tape the scraps of paper to the clothespins, one number per pin.
Prep is done!
Kindergarten Math Activities: How to Play the Apple Number Matching Game
Give the apples and clothespins to the child. Have the child put the appropriate clothespin onto the appropriate apple. Bo had a lot of fun matching the clothespins to the apples. She also liked opening and closing the clothespins. Clothespins are a great way to develop pre-writing skills!
Apple Number Matching Variations
- Print the higher numbers, or the full set. On each piece of paper, rather than writing a number, write a math problem (like 7×2). The child will then clip the clothespin problem to the apple showing the correct answer.
- Add the number of clothespins around the apple equal to the number written on the apple.
More Apple Activities for Kids
See the full list of apple activities for kids here!
More Apple Activities for Kids
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
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