Bring the outside in with this adorable interactive apple bulletin board! Students will demonstrate one-to-one correspondence while counting the apples and decorating the trees.
Bulletin Board Fun
Interactive bulletin boards can serve many purposes. They become more than just classroom decoration when placed at a student-friendly level. Bulletin boards like these can help improve student hand-eye coordination, encourage cooperative learning among students, and are a fantastic way to utilize vertical classroom wall space. Think about ways to create interactive bulletin boards that match the theme or learning objective being taught in circle time to reinforce what students have learned.
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Apples Preschool Unit$10.00
This Apples Preschool Unit includes daily lesson plans, activities, and ideas that you’ll love to use to teach preschool and Pre-K students all about apples. 10 days of full lesson plans and center activities are all included. Everything is written out and planned to make your job easier!
Creating the Space
Creating the interactive apple bulletin board is easy! With just a little prep, students will be coming back to this space for days to come.
- green and brown cardstock
- wooden craft sticks
- apple cut-outs
- number stickers
- Using green and brown cardstock, cut out tree shapes and attach them to a bulletin board at eye level. Cut horizontal slits into the green part of the tree, approximately 6″ long. Place a number sticker on each tree’s trunk, using numbers 1 – 5.
2. Using premade apple cut-outs, tape each apple to a wooden craft stick. (*If you do not have the premade apple cut-outs, you can certainly just cut out apple shapes from red cardstock. It would look just as cute!)
3. Place the apples taped to the craft sticks in a basket near the bulletin board. The objective with placement here is that students can interact and put away materials with limited teacher involvement.
4. Students then read the number on the tree and place the appropriate number of apples in the slot, as shown.
*If students are ready for a bit more, think about adding a recording page like this. After completing the bulletin board, the students can practice emergent writing skills.
More Apple Fun!
- Apple Counting Mats are perfect for young children who are learning their numbers.
- Apple Orchard Dramatic Play is full of ways to practice literacy, math, and more … all during play!!
- Apple Name Practice and practice spelling and writing names with these apple-themed name activities.
I have really enjoyed your posts. I use a lot of the circle time ideas. Thank you for sharing.
Do you have workshops for preschool teachers to attend?