Here’s a fun fall craft for kids using apples~ creating math patterns using apple prints! Children can practice their patterning skills through this super fun art process. (This post also includes a free printable where kids can create their own apple patterns on paper.)
Are you following our Fall Crafts & Learning Pinterest board?
One of our favorite fall themed learning activities is making apple prints! It’s so easy to do and can be adapted for a wide variety of ages.
This year we used apple printing to make our own math patterns- such a fun, hands-on math activity for kids! And for children that are ready to create their own patterns on paper, this post also includes a free printable where kids can make their own apple patterns with crayons. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Math Patterns Using Apple Prints
Materials for Apple Print Patterns
- 18×12 inch white paper (like this construction paper)
- Brown marker or crayon
- Green construction paper
- Tempera paint
- Optional: Free Apple Pattern Printable
Directions for Apple Print Patterns
1. Cut your paper in half lengthwise so it measures 18 x 6 inches.
2. Place some red, yellow, and green tempera paint onto paper plates.
3. Cut some apples in half to use for stamping.
4. Invite children to use the apple halves to stamp a pattern onto their papers.
Be sure to hold the apple from top to bottom rather than on the sides- you get a better grip!
5. Once the apple prints have dried, use a brown marker or crayon to draw a little stem on your apples. Cut out some little green leaves and glue them next to the stem.
You can create all kinds of different patterns!
Don’t leave out the younger kids- they might enjoy making an apple print collage!
For children who are ready to create patterns on paper, print out the free apple patterns printable. Kids can use crayons to color in the apples making three different patterns.
*This post was originally published on August 15, 2014.
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