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What’s more fall than gathering the kids and heading to the orchard to pick apples?

We love fall and handprint crafts for kids, so we combined both of them into this one handprint apple tree craft!

It’s super simple and only requires a few supplies so it’s perfect for making at home or in the classroom.

Depending on the amount of help you want to provide the kids, this craft is great for older toddlers, preschool, pre-k and kindergarten children.

Watch our short video tutorial to see how easy it is to make.

Easy Apple Tree Craft

Supplies

Related: Handprint Fall Tree Craft

Directions

Trace your child’s hand and arm on a piece of brown paper. We used kraft paper. Cut it out.

adult hand tracing child hand on brown paper

Draw a tree shape big enough for the handprint on a green piece of paper and cut it out.

Glue the handprint to the middle of the green tree piece, leaving the arm part of the handprint hanging off.

hands gluing handprint onto green tree background

Use the glue stick to glue on the red or green pom poms all around the tree.

hands gluing red pom poms onto paper tree
pom pom and paper apple tree craft

Fall Preschool Unit

We’re always trying to share simple ways to incorporate our crafts into a preschool unit for both parents and teachers.

Here are some of the ways we’d set up a fall themed preschool unit.

Monday: Sensory Play

Sensory play is great for kids who love hands-on activities and who love exploring new things!

This glittery fall sensory bottle is great for helping kids calm down. Use it when children are upset, overstimulated, or need to practice more mindfulness.

fall glitter sensory bottle diy

Just give it a few shakes and then watch the glitter and leaves peacefully swirl and fall inside the bottle.

This fall sensory bin has all the rich colors of fall you’d expect, with a base filler of popcorn kernels.

Use store bought or nature found items to create your bin and then have kids play with it open ended or with a specific objective (like counting the number of acorns, finding all the hard or smooth objects, etc).

Tuesday: Worksheets + Printables

These camping do a dot printables go along perfectly with the fall theme! This packets helps kids learn number recognition, counting, letter recognition and more. Plus, they’re super fun!

Fall Tangram Mats | Kids will love celebrating autumn with these adorable woodland animal pattern block mats. #earlychildhood #preschoolactivities #teachingkindergarten

Using fall pattern block mats is another great way to get hands-on play that kids crave. These are great for teaching kids pre-math skills like shapes and patterns.

Have a child who loves I Spy at home? Print out these camp themed I Spy printables to have them practice visual discrimination and focus.

Wednesday: Crafts

A whole day of crafting?! Yes, please!

Here are some of our favorite fall craft ideas for kids:

Choose to do as many as you want in one day, or do one a day for the week!

Thursday: In The Kitchen

Kids can learn so much in the kitchen! If you love cooking and baking, it’s the perfect opportunity to share you hobby and help the kids learn valuable skills.

Check out any of these adorable fall treats:

Friday: Art

Art is great for self expression and creativity! We’ve gathered some simple and fun ideas to keep the kids busy and having fun.

This wax resist leaf art is an easy way to bring nature into art time and make some unique projects.

Have the kids paint their own fall tree with this simple and fun tutorial.

This watercolor pumpkin art is colorful and easy to make with young kids.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Handprint Apple Tree Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how simple it is to make your own handprint apple tree craft with the kids this fall!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Red or green pom poms
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. Trace your child's hand and arm on a piece of brown paper. We used kraft paper. Cut it out.
  2. Draw a tree shape big enough for the handprint on a green piece of paper and cut it out.
  3. Glue the handprint to the middle of the green tree piece, leaving the arm part of the handprint hanging off.
  4. Use the glue stick to glue on the red or green pom poms all around the tree.

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