Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers

Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers



Little Sister is at such a fun age right now (18 months) and is learning more and more every day. Like all of my kids, she loves anything interactive that she can repeat over and over again. I have done several activities with contact paper with the boys and even a heart craft with her, but this was the first interactive sticky paper activity.

 

The activity is so simple and can be easily incorporated into a unit on apples or something to do after reading the book Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins.

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

Contact Paper
Green Tissue Paper
Red Pom-Poms (I didn’t have enough, so I just dipped some cotton balls in red paint and let them dry)
Brown Textured Paper (I used some packing material from a package I ordered)
Painter’s tape

 

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Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers

1. Tape a piece of contact paper (sticky side out) to a wall or window. Cut your green tissue paper into a tree shape and then cut small holes inside of it. Place the tissue paper tree onto the sticky contact paper. Add your trunk as well.

 

 

Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers

2. Give your child some pom-poms and encourage her to place them on the holes in the tree.

 

Sticky Apple Tree For Toddlers

 

 

Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers

This offers great fine motor and hand-eye coordination practice for your toddler!

 

Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers

The tree {almost} complete…I think she snuck off with one of the “apples”. :)

 

Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers

 

 

 

Sticky Apple Tree for Toddlers

 

 

Literature Link:

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Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

This book is my favorite apple-themed book (Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss is a close second). It is a great counting book with a fun rhyme!

 

 

Check out more fun apple-inspired activities here.

 

One Comment

  1. Hi Jenae,
    I am trying to contact you, I emailed you several times but haven’t got an answer, just wanted to confirm you’ve received them?
    Many thanks in advance,
    Patricia

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