Apple Sensory Matching

I’ve been a bit neglectful on the activities for 1-2 year olds lately…I’m sorry! So here you go…
There aren’t a whole lot of pictures in this “tutorial” because I was trying to finish up in a pinch…so we can go to a carnival tonight!
Here’s what you’ll need:  a large piece of cardboard, sandpaper, foil, small pieces of corrugated cardboard (or anything else that is bumpy), a sharpie, a glue stick, and a piece of red flannel (which I had in my fabric scraps).
1  Cutout a “pattern” for your apples from a scrap piece of cardboard or cardstock.
2. Trace 2 of each onto the foil, sandpaper, corrugated cardboard and fabric. Also cut an additional 2 apples out of extra cardboard to put the fabric and foil on.
3. Use a Sharpie to color the foil red.

2. Paint the sandpaper and cardboard.
 3. Use a glue stick to glue the fabric apple and the foil apple onto the extra pieces of cardboard.
4. Mount one of the apples on the large piece of cardboard using your glue stick. The others will be the matches.

5. Let your toddler feel the textures of each and then have him place the corresponding apple onto the cardboard.


  1. The theme for September for my pre-schooler is apples. I will use this for my 19 month old. I know she will love feeling included.

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