Apple Prints

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 10 minutes


  • 1 apple
  • Knife
  • Paper towel
  • Tempera paint
  • Shallow pie tin
  • Light-colored construction paper

Celebrate harvest time with a bounty of fresh apples. This activity will help your child have fun with this popular fruit.

  1. Cut the apple in half crosswise. Dry off the inside with a paper towel.
  2. Pour a small amount of paint into the pie tin.
  3. Show your toddler how to grasp the apple to dip it into the paint. Have him press the painted apple on the paper to create a print. The effect will look a little like a star.

From The Everything Toddler Activities Book Copyright © 2006, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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