We are constantly running from Monday through Thursday because P goes to school those days, and C goes to school Tuesday and Thursday. By Friday, we are all tired. And if we don’t have an appointment to run to, I don’t want to go anywhere.
But because my boys get bored simply being at home, I needed to give them some fun activities to do throughout the day to help with their boredom. This week’s activity? Apples.
Apple Spice Activity Bin
- Oats (whatever kind you have in your pantry)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Apple pie spice (or cinnamon, in our case)
- Sensory bin materials (clear bin, scoops, etc.)
This couldn’t be easier – simply dump everything in the bin and let the kiddos go to town! What’s great about this bin is that you can use whatever you have on hand. And the oats have a different texture than other sensory bin materials, so it keeps them interested for a little while.
Apple tree painting
- Cotton swabs or cotton balls with clothespins
- Scissors (for you, not them)
- Tape or glue
- Kid-safe paint
Like the sensory bin, this activity is super easy. You’ll want to show them how to dip the cotton swab or ball in the paint and dab it on the paper tree.
Other apple-themed activities
- Reading: Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Seuss
- Snack: Apples with peanut butter, apple sauce, apple “donuts” (apple slices with icing and donut toppings)
- Craft: Painting with apple halves
What are some apple activities you do with your kids?