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A Is for Apple Craft

A Is for apple craft graphic

Chomp, chomp, chomp—yum, yum, yum! Is there anything tastier than a ripe red apple? Your little ones will enjoy the fruits of their labor with this ABC Craft for the letter A. You can be sure there won’t be any bad apples in this bunch!

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • 2 sheets of printer paper
  • Card stock (we used green, light green, red, off-white, dark brown, and black)
  • A Is for Apple Craft templates
  • Glue stick
  • Pencil, marker, and scissors

Instructions for Assembling Your Letter A Craft

  1. Print the A Is for Apple Craft templates.
  2. Cut out the templates and trace the letter A and the apple pieces onto card stock.
  3. Cut out the letter A and apple pieces.
  4. Glue the apple core onto a full sheet of card stock (we used green, but you can use any color you like).
  5. Glue the letter A over the apple core.
  6. Draw veins on the leaf, tuck the leaf and stem under the top edge of the apple, and glue in place.
  7. Glue the seeds to the apple core.

girls assembling lowercase a craft child putting a leaf on her lowercase a craft little girl adding a seed to her lowercase a craft

Learning with Your Letter A Craft

As you and your child assemble your A Is for Apple Craft, practice saying /ă/–/ă/–apple together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.

little girl with her finished lowercase a craft

We would LOVE to see how your ABC Crafts turn out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!

We’re posting a new ABC Craft every Wednesday. If you would like to be on our preschool newsletter list and receive notification of all our preschool activities, just sign up below and you’ll be taken to a page with more details!



Want More ABC Crafts?

For crafts that start with uppercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters.

FREE ABC Crafts for Uppercase Letters

Photos by: Rachel Neumann

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Mallory

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This is perfect as we are heading to the apple orchard next week for Homeschool Day!

Robin E.

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What a fun field trip, Mallory! I still fondly look back on an apple orchard trip my mother took me on when I was very little. I hope your family makes similar wonderful memories!

Cherie

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Perfect for apple week!

Karen

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Cute ideas!

Faith

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This is the PERFECT supplement to AAR Pre-reading that I’m working through slowly with my 3 yo who adores crafts. Thank you!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Faith! These crafts do go very well with our Pre-reading curriculum. 😊

Jaci

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So fun! We will be starting the pre reading level with our youngest this week. 😁 Our homeschool schedule with three kids is going to be a new balancing act for me, but I hope I will be able to squeeze in some of these cute letter crafts. We are so happy to have found your curriculum! It has helped our middle child immensely… he struggled with reading in kindergarten (public school), to the point he hated school. All About Learning has help him to rebuild his confidence, and he enjoys learning again.

Robin E.

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Jaci,
I’m so happy to hear that All About Learning has helped your middle child to have confidence and enjoyment in learning! That is so wonderful!

It can take a bit of time to work out the logistics of adding a new child into the mix of homeschooling; I completely understand. This blog post, Teaching Reading and Spelling to Multiple Kids, has some ideas that may help. One thing that may help is preparing everything for the letter crafts ahead of time so you can do one whenever you and your child are both ready. The Pre-reading level starts with capital letters and our Upper Case ABC Crafts download lists everything you need to spend an afternoon preparing for a month or more worth of craft times.

Let me know if you have any questions or need anything.

Emily Welch

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Cute! These would be great for my three year old while his big brothers do their AAR!

Rachel

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Great idea to keep my 4 year old engaged while my 7 year old is reading!

Robin E.

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Rachel,
Great idea! It’s always nice to have an activity or something planned to engage little ones while you work with older siblings.

Jennifer

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Cant wait to start with my just turned 4 year old

Victoria

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So appreciate easy to do hands-on crafts with this curriculum! Thanks so much!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Victoria! 😊

Amberly

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What a fun craft!

Bethany

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Looking forward to using this series with my preschoolers. They look fantastic! Thank you.

Rose

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Can’t wait to start this with my younger one!

Heather Pope

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What a neat idea! This will be fun to do for my Kindergartner.

Heather

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My daughter always loved collecting apple seeds in hopes of growing her own tree. I should’ve done projects with them because this is a cute idea!

Julia

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We started using All About Reading last year and truly are enjoying this curriculum!

noel

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Adorable and meaningful ideas.

JoAnna

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I’m enjoying the blog with ABC crafts and pre-reading ideas. I’m excited to try them with my preschooler!

Elizabeth Andersen

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Just got the spelling kit. Can’t wait to begin!

Elizabeth Andersen

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Just received the All About Spelling course. Looking forward to working with my children on this. I’m excited to see a big difference in comprehension of spelling as well as enjoyment. Thanks so much!

Becky Berry

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We did a lot of the upper case crafts last year. I’m excited to see the lower case ones!

Sarah Key

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I can’t wait to try this with my four-year-old!

Nicole

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Thank you for the free downloads! So happy to have stumbled upon your site. My 3 year old will love the crafts, can’t wait to get started with him.

Diane S James

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Young children will find this activity very engaging and fun.

Delaina Arnold

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This looks cool! Will have to try it with my 3 year old. Thank You!

Robin E.

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Let us know how it goes, Delaina! We love photos too. 😊

Amber Carter

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Love this idea of letter crafts!

Joanne Smith

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As a teacher, I think it is a great idea for a learning tool.

Erin Raiford

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I love this! Thanks for sharing!

Laura

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We love these crafts!!

Kelly Grundhofer

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It’s always harder to find lower case activities

Robin E.

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Kelly,
In addition to this lower case alphabet craft series, we also have other activities and games that also have lower case options. You can find them in our Letter Knowledge Archive.

SHANNON ALEXANDER

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I love all the craft ideas. My boys would love to do more crafts.

Chasity Deise

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Love this idea. Very excited to try it.

Brandy Thompson

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My preschooler loved the upper case crafts! Can’t wait to try these lower case crafts with him!

Rahin

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Love it !

Heather

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This is so much fun! I love using a craft, snack, and picture book to teach letter recognition. I appreciate how easy the craft instructions are laid out, even for someone who is not crafty…like me. All the additional links on your blog, like to the list of favorite alphabet books, are so useful. Thanks!

Robin E.

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You are so welcome, Heather. I love that we can make it easy for you and your child to have a craft, a snack, and a book for each letter!

Karen

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I am so excited to do this in my homeschool with my preschooler this year! Between this and Ziggy we are going to have a lot of fun this year! I have all the capital letter ones ready to go as well. I was wondering is it recommended to do capital and lower case letters simultaneously or is it better to do one and then the other?

Robin E.

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Great question, Karen!
It is easier for children to learn uppercase letters first, as there are only two uppercase letters that can be mistaken for each other when flipped (M and W). With lowercase, however, there are at least 5 pairs of letters that can be mistaken when flipped or rotated. Lowercase is more difficult.

We have a great blog post about How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers that discusses this and other considerations. Even better, it contains links to a number of free letter activities and games for making learning the alphabet lots of fun!

Please let me know if you have questions. It sounds like you and your preschooler are going to have a great year!

Linda Deavours

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Thank you . I will use this with my pk Sunday School class . My babies need extra help, and I will tie this in my lesson. :) :)

Robin E.

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Linda,
What a great idea! This would be a lot of fun with a young Sunday School class.

Misti

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We love these crafts! We did all the capital letters last year and my daughter is so happy to have the lowercase letters this year. Is there anyway to get all the lowercase letter projects at one one time as we are a little ahead of the letters that are posted each week.

Great curriculum. Thank you. I’m waiting for the other small case letter crafts if there are any. Thank you

Merry

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Hi Kathie, yes! We will be releasing a new one each week. Sign up above or check back in with the blog each week. I hope you and your little one have fun!

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