Sorting and classifying objects are important skills for preschoolers–and this simple activity does that and much more. I didn’t really tell Big Brother that we were “graphing”…I just asked him to put the apples on top of the corresponding apple color. We then talked about which color of apple had the most, the least, and how many of each there were. A great learning activity for children as young as 2 that took less than 5 minutes!
Here’s what you’ll need: apples of various colors, a graph drawn on posterboard (I used the one I already made for Transportation graphing here), apples of the different colors drawn on index cards.
1. Put the assorted apples in a bowl.
2. Let your little one get busy putting the apples in the appropriate “column”.
3. Compare and count!
And, of course, we had to have a snack of apples and peanut butter afterwards!