Combine your favorite apple theme with fun hands-on STEAM activities!
STEAM represents the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. STEAM focuses on integrating each of the subjects in fun and engaging ways.
Instead of looking at STEAM as one more activity to fit in your already busy schedule, look at how you can add STEAM to what you already are doing inside the classroom by creating a STEAM experience! It’s easy to find time for STEAM when you make it an integrative STEAM experience!
It’s easy to find time for STEAM when you make it an integrative STEAM experience!
Apple Sensory STEAM Activities
Sensory play is an important part of a young child’s healthy development. One of the easiest ways to start a STEAM experience is to start with sensory play. Introduce open-ended exploring with a sensory table/bin related to your learning theme.
Check out the links below for some Apple Sensory Play inspiration:
Easy Apple Sensory Bing from Preschool STEAM
Apple Cinnamon Sensory Bin from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Apple Printmaking from Handmade Kids Art
Apple Volcano from Little Bins for Little Hands
Apple Scented Play Dough from Danya Banya
Fall Sensory Bin from Living Montessori Now
STEAM Challenges for Preschoolers
After you have allowed time for children to explore and play with apples, create the next step in your STEAM experience by introducing a STEAM challenge!
A STEAM challenge is a hands-on activity where children are solving a specific problem.
Challenges should still be open-ended and there should be more than one right way to solve the problem. Challenges help develop problem-solving, creative and critical thinking skills.
Apple STEAM Challenges:
Apple Chute Challenge from Preschool STEAM
10 Apples Up On Top Storytime STEAM Challenge from Preschool STEAM
Build an Apple Tree from Preschool STEAM
Ten Red Apples: Counting Trees from Pre-K Pages
STEAM Investigations for Preschoolers
After you have allowed time for open-ended play and have challenged your young thinkers try introducing an investigation to complete your STEAM experience.
Observe what interests your students have displayed while learning and playing with apples. Based on your student’s interests pick an investigation from the list below to complete your STEAM experience.
Apple Investigations for Preschoolers:
Making Apple Pies with Preschoolers from Stay at Home Educator
Apple Taste Test from What Do We Do All Day
Bubble Science with Apples from Preschool Powol Packets
Apple Drying Experiment from Adventure in a Box
Preschool Apple Oxidation Experiment from Raising Lifelong Learners
Apple Rotting Experiment from Gift of Curiosity
Why Do Apples Turn Brown? from Left Brain Craft Brain