Bobbing for Apples Fine Motor Activity

Looking for an apples fine motor activity for your kids? Bobbing for Apples is a fun sensory and fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers! By using a few household items young children will have fun working on hand strengthening with this fall themed activity!

Bobbing for Apples using tongs is a fun sensory activity and fine motor activity for preschoolers!

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Bobbing for Apples Fine Motor Activity


How to Set Up & Play:

To set up the bobbing for apples fine motor activity is quick and easy. Gather the supplies, then fill one container with enough water for the apples to float and place it on the activity table. (We did this activity outside so splashes wouldn’t make a mess inside.)

Next add the styrofoam apples to the container of water. Then place the mini tongs and empty bucket next to the bobbing apples and invite the children to come take a turn at getting the apples out of the water using the tongs.

Bobbing for Apples Fine Motor Activity

Besides being a great apple themed activity for preschoolers to work on fine motor skills, kids can also work on counting skills with this activity by counting the apples as they take them out and place them into the bucket. It is also a simple sensory play activity and would be a great addition to an outdoor play kitchen or mud kitchen!

Literature Extension

Books are a great way to extend the activity by learning more about apples! Here are some great children’s literature to incorporate into this activity!

Looking for more apple activities? Check out these amazing 26 apple activities for kids from toddlers to early elementary age!

26 Apple Activities for Kids ages toddler through early elementary!


Letter Matching Apple Tree Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Apple Lacing Fine Motor Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons

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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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