It seems like all the activities I’ve wanted to do with the girls have been focused on apples lately, and I thought this would make a simple learning activity. You can store it easily in a plastic bag.
Apple Tree Counting Game Busy Bag
- White paper
- Green paper
- Brown paper or bag
- Red pom-poms
1) Cut a sheet of white construction paper in half. Make a tree (we used green paper for the top and a paper bag for the trunk). Glue it to the white paper.
2) Write numbers from 1-10 on notecards. On the back of the notecards, draw corresponding dots for each number.
We play this as a game. One person draws a card and puts the number of “apples” (pom-poms) on the tree. The other person turns the notecard over and places each pom-pom from the tree on a dot to check for accuracy.
You can also use this as a single person activity — just have your child put the number of apples on the tree, and then he can check his own work by putting the pom-poms on the dots!