Use the digital or printable version of this Spanish Counting to 10 activity to practice number recognition in English and Spanish!

Count and Clip! Acorn Spanish Counting to 10 Cards

Learning to count is such an important skill for early learners.

Which is why we cover it repeatedly in early grades.

But it’s also an important skill for students who are learning another language.

And it’s doubly important for early ESL students.

So I wanted to share a fun fall-themed counting activity that works in both English and Spanish – these Acorn Spanish Counting to 10 Cards!

Digital and Print Spanish Acorn Counting to 10 Activity

These are a fantastic hands-on resource for math centers in kindergarten.

And if you prefer to use digital activities with your students, there’s a digital Acorn Spanish Counting Activity too!

Read on to see how to get either (or both) of these for use with your students.

Want more ways to practice counting? Don’t miss our Candy Bag Skip Counting Center Activity!

Learn how to use number words to count to ten in Spanish with these Spanish counting to ten cards for autumn! Perfect for fall math centers in early grades!

Printable Acorn Spanish Counting to 10 Cards

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Spanish Acorn Count and Clip Cards

This product includes:

  • 11 color Spanish number word squirrel and acorn count and clip cards
  • 11 color English number word squirrel and acorn count and clip cards
  • A full answer key
  • A line art version of the Spanish number word clip cards
  • A line art version of the English number word clip cards
  • And a set of instructions!

English and Spanish Counting to Ten Clip Cards

This is an excellent cardinality activity for students to use during autumn!

Simply cut out each card and review the number words in both Spanish and English.

Let students practice counting the acorns in each picture and finding the correct Spanish (or English) number word to match the picture!

Printable Spanish Number Word Counting to 10 Cards

If you want to use these at centers, print them on cardstock or laminate them for durability.

You may even want to put them on a ring and let students practice circling the correct number words with dry erase markers.

To teach Spanish number words for counting to ten, print the answer key cards and place them in morning tubs for review!

Spanish Counting to 10 Cards for Kids

Need to save on ink? Use the included line art version instead!

See this activity in action in the video below!

Looking for a digital activity instead? Keep reading!

Use the digital or printable version of this Spanish Counting to 10 activity to practice number recognition in English and Spanish!

Digital Acorns Spanish Counting to Ten Activity

To use the digital acorns Spanish counting to ten activity, you’ll need the following:

  • A copy of our Digital Spanish Acorn Counting Activity (link follows in the post)
  • Digital device (We use these Google Chromebooks) or a touch device such as an iPad (optional)
Spanish Acorn Counting to 10 Digital Activity

Early learners absolutely adore completing assignments on touch devices and laptops.

So this digital Acorn Spanish Number Words Counting to Ten Activity is a perfect fit for fall math!

On each slide, students can count the number of acorns and drag the checkmark to the correct number word (in both Spanish and English).

Get a look at this activity in action in the video below!

Scroll down to get the printable or digital version of this Spanish Counting to 10 Activity!

Try more ways to teach early learners to count!

Pick up this bee themed counting one more and one less math center to help early learners practice counting on during spring!
Use these fun pirate themed counting to ten puzzles to help early learners practice cardinality!
Help students practice skip counting by 5, 100, and 1000 with this hands on candy bag skip counting activity! Laminate these to reuse at second grade math centers!

To get your set of the printable Acorn Spanish Counting to 10 Cards, click the image or the link below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Printable Acorn Themed Spanish Counting to Ten Cards

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To get the digital Spanish Acorn Counting to Ten Activity, click the image or the link below to get it from my TPT store!

Digital Spanish Acorn Counting to 10 Activity for Kids

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Teach early learners how to recognize same and different objects with these fall themed acorn same or different worksheets!

Acorns Alike! Acorn Same or Different Worksheets

Until a couple of years ago, we had a massive oak tree in our front yard.

And I mean – massive.

Every year, the yard would be covered with fallen oak leaves and acorns.

Walking through the yard, the kids would always pick up the acorns and play with them.

We noticed that acorns look the same from far away. But when you examine them up close, you can see differences in them – colors, shapes, weight, and sizes.

So I thought acorns would make another excellent theme for visual discrimination in these acorn same or different worksheets!

Simple Acorn Same or Different Worksheets for Kids

This same or different activity is an excellent resource for early fall centers! Or you could use them as a one-time lesson with no prep at all.

Read on to see how to get your set.

And, for more fun fall ideas for early ages, take a look at our list of preschool leaf science activities!

Teach early learners how to recognize same and different objects with these fall themed acorn same or different worksheets!

Acorns Alike! Acorn Same or Different Worksheets

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Printable Acorn Same and Different Worksheets

This product includes:

  • Two find the same acorns worksheets
  • Two find the different acorn worksheets
  • Two find the same acorns line art worksheets
  • Two find the different acorn line art worksheets
  • A full answer key
  • And a set of instructions!

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Fall Themed Same and Different Worksheets

All of the acorns are the same size, so this is not a size discrimination lesson.

It’s a visual discrimination activity to help early learners practice spotting visual differences.

Acorn Same or Different Worksheets for Kids

The acorns sport adorable fall-themed patterns to give little ones a bit of a challenge, especially since some of them feature the same colors.

Printable Acorn Themed Same or Different Activity

Need to save on ink? A line art version is also included!

Acorn Themed Same or Different Worksheets

Use the answer key to grade submissions.

Or you can let students review the answer key for one of the pages before beginning to work on the remaining activities.

Acorn Same or Different Recognition Activity

Planning to use this at centers?

Print the pages at half-size and laminate them. Then let students complete them with dry erase markers or crayons.

Wipe them clean afterward and you’re ready to start over the next day!

See this product in action in the video below!

Scroll down to get your copy of these Acorn Same or Different Worksheets!

Try some of these other fall early learning ideas!

This fun and easy leaf matching file folder game is a fun color recognition activity for little ones!
Practice early geometry skills with this fun apple themed shape tracing activity!
These simple leaf science activities for preschoolers are perfect for a fall science unit!

To get your copy of Acorns Alike! Acorn Same or Different Activity, click the image or the link below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Acorn Same or Different Worksheets

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These printable apple preschool scissor skills worksheets are a fun way to practice fine motor skills with preschoolers!

Apple Harvest! Apple Cutting Practice Worksheets

Working with cutting practice can be a little bit boring for little ones.

After all, what’s fun about just tracing lines up and down a page with a pair of scissors?

Which is why it’s fun to add themes to scissor cutting practice!

Kids may not like the idea of “practicing” but they will love putting apples in the apple basket when they use these preschool apple cutting practice worksheets!

Printable Apple Themed Scissor Skill Worksheets for Kids

With our little one, all I had to do was hand her the printables and say “See if you can use the scissors to get the apple to the basket” and she was off!

Apple Themed Scissor Skill Printables for Kids

If these worksheets go over well with your kids, be sure to try some of our other preschool worksheets and activities, including our racecar scissor skills printables or our apple preschool counting puzzles!

These printable apple preschool scissor skills worksheets are a fun way to practice fine motor skills with preschoolers!

Apple Harvest! Apple Cutting Practice Worksheets

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Printable Apple Scissor Skill Worksheets

Each of these scissor skills printables features a different dashed line for kids to cut.

Apple Scissor Skills Printables for Kids

One has a wavy line moving from left to right, and one has a wavy line moving from right to left.

Printable Apple Themed Scissor Skills Worksheets

A third has a straight line, and the last has an extra curvy line.

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Using Scissor Skills Worksheets with Preschoolers

These would be a great fit for a preschool apple unit, but you could really use them any time of year.

Apple Scissor Skills Worksheets for Kids

Let the kids know it’s okay if the lines aren’t cut perfectly. After all, we’re learning, right?

Apple Scissor Skill Printables for Preschool

Be sure to serve some fun apple snacks afterward!

Apple Scissor Cutting Practice

Get a look at this product in action in the video below!

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Don’t miss these other apple-themed learning ideas for kids!

Work on early literacy skills with this fun fall apple CVC word literacy activity!
Practice early geometry skills with this fun apple themed shape tracing activity!
These 20 apple preschool books make wonderful read aloud selections for fall in early learning classrooms!
Printable Apple Preschool Scissor Skills Worksheets

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Share this When the Leaf Blew In Storybook Extension to help early learners understand this classic fall story!

When the Leaf Blew In Printables for Kids

These When the Leaf Blew In printables are a fun way to extend this classic fall story with early learners!

Fall is just around the corner!

And that means it’s a great time to break out some classic kids’ books about fall. 

One of our favorites is “When the Leaf Blew In”, a sweet sequencing story that describes how one leaf blowing into a barn set off a chain reaction that involved all the animals on the farm.

So to extend this story, we whipped up some fun When the Leaf Blew In printables for early learners!

Fun When the Leaf Blew In Storybook Extension

Read on to see how to get your copy of these early learning printables for preschool and kindergarten!

And for more fall reading fun, check out our printable Fall Reading Journal kids can use this autumn!

Share this When the Leaf Blew In Storybook Extension to help early learners understand this classic fall story!

When the Leaf Blew In Printables for Kids

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Printable Activities for When the Leaf Blew In

This set of early learning printables includes:

  • A printable picture and word matching activity
  • A printable line tracing activity
  • Counting by ten flashcards
  • A printable word tracing activity
  • A printable story sequencing activity
  • And a full answer key!
When the Leaf Blew In Printables for Kids

Start by sharing the story with the kids.

Be sure to let them take time to look at the pictures. (They’ll be helpful hints for the activities.)

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When the Leaf Blew In Counting by Ten Flashcards

Kids can practice counting by ten with these leaf counting by ten flashcards!

When the Leaf Blew In Line Tracing Activity

They can trace the path of the leaf as it blew through the barn!

Printable When the Leaf Blew In Word Tracing Activity

They can also practice handwriting by tracing simple words from the story.

When the Leaf Blew In Sequencing Activity

And, since the leaf disrupted the day of so many different farm animals, kids can match up the animals with the order in which they appeared in the story.

Printable When the Leaf Blew In Sequencing Activity

Be sure to use the answer key to check your child’s responses!

Scroll down to get your copy of our When the Leaf Blew In printables!

Check out these other fall learning activities!

This fun and easy leaf matching file folder game is a fun color recognition activity for little ones!
Practice telling same and different objects apart with these same or different leaf worksheets!
These kids' books about leaves are packed with gorgeous illustrations - perfect for reading this fall!

 

 

 

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When the Leaf Blew In Storybook Extension

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Use these realistic leaf identification activity cards to help students recognize common tree species!

Falling Leaves! Leaf Identification Flashcards and Matching Activity

Fall is nearly here!

I love summer, but fall is a close runner-up for my favorite time of year.

The leaves change colors, the weather gets cool, plus we get to start baking and knitting!

So I thought I’d share a set of printable leaf identification flashcards!

These are perfect for fall learning, but you can really use them anytime of the year.

They’d also be great for a spring unit, since that’s when plants begin to flower again.

Matching Up Leaf Identification Flashcards

I am woefully ignorant about plant species, so I learned quite a bit by making these.

I hope you and your students enjoy them as well!

Plus, keep reading to see how to get a set of expanded leaf identification activity cards for your class too!

Be sure to check out our other fall printables, including our Fall Sight Word Flashcards and our Fall Alphabet and Number Playdough Mats!

These printable leaf identification flashcards are a fun way to get kids interested in nature!

What’s In the Free Printable Flashcards: Leaf Identification Flashcards Set?

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Printable Leaf Identification Flashcards

In this pack, you’ll find printable flashcards for eight different leaves, including:

  • Ash
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Ivy
  • Fern
  • Birch
  • Grape
  • And Ficus

Using Leaf Identification Flashcards with Kids

One set includes both the leaf pictures and names, while a second set features the leaf names only.

Another set includes just the pictures if you’d like to do a review or a matching game.

 

Free Printable Flashcards: Leaf Identification - Look! We're Learning!

 

Scroll down to get your free printable leaf identification flashcards!

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Use these realistic leaf identification activity cards to help students recognize common tree species!

Printable Leaf Identification Activity Cards

Want to turn this lesson into a reusable activity for science centers?

Pick up the expanded version of these leaf identification cards!

Realistic Leaf Identification Cards

This set of leaf identification flashcards includes 12 different plant species!

In addition to the leaf vector drawing cards, this set includes realistic plant pictures to use on a nature walk.

Leaf Identification Cards Matching Activity

This set also includes two sets of plant species labels for kids to match up with the unlabeled pictures.

Use these at science centers by placing each set of flashcards on a separate ring.

After students review the labeled cards, let them practice matching up the names with the right leaf picture cards on their own!

Printable Leaf Species Identification Cards

To get the expanded set of Leaf Identification Activity Cards, click the image or the link below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Leaf Identification Activity Cards for Kids

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Fall Leaves Books and Crafts

Make your leaf learning into a full unit study by pairing our printable Leaf Identification Cards with these books and crafts about fall leaves!

Books about Fall Leaves:

  1. Leaves, Leaves, Leaves by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  2. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
  3. A Leaf Can Be… by Laura Purdie Salas
  4. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro

Fall Leaves Activities:

  1. Fall Leaf Suncatchers – Fun at Home with Kids
  2. Autumn Leaf Threading – Picklebums
  3. Fall Leaf Fingerpainting – Teach Preschool
  4. Fall Leaf Garland – Look! We’re Learning!

Check out some of our other fall learning ideas!

This fun and easy leaf matching file folder game is a fun color recognition activity for little ones!
Practice telling same and different objects apart with these same or different leaf worksheets!
These simple leaf science activities for preschoolers are perfect for a fall science unit!

To get your copy of our free Leaf Identification Flashcards, click the image or the link below to get them from our Store!

Leaf Identification Flashcards

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These no prep apple matching worksheets for preschool are excellent for teaching the concept of same and different with a fun fall theme!

Apples to Apples! Preschool Apple Matching Worksheets

You know how you can tell that preschoolers are ready to learn to tell items apart by appearance?

They say things like “I don’t want that one! I want THAT ONE!”

Learning how to tell items that are similar apart from those that are different is an important skill for preschoolers to develop and these fun apple matching worksheets can help!

These preschool printables feature a fun apple theme that is perfect for back to school and fall learning!

Easy Apple Matching Worksheets for Preschool

Keep reading to see how to get your copy.

If you enjoy these worksheets for preschoolers, be sure to check out some of our other preschool worksheets and activities, including our cupcake letter matching activity and our preschool big and small worksheets!

These no prep apple matching worksheets for preschool are excellent for teaching the concept of same and different with a fun fall theme!

Apple Preschool Matching Worksheets

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Printable Apple Matching Worksheets for Preschool

These apple printables for preschool are easy to use!

There’s a color version and a line art version (in case you want to save on ink or if you want the kids to color them in themselves).

Preschool Matching Worksheets for Kids

Just hand out a set and let the kids look at each apple on the left side.

Then they can find the matching apple on the right side and draw a line to connect the matching pair.

Apple Themed Preschool Matching Worksheets

These are good practice for recognizing similar items because some of the apples have shared characteristics, such as color and shape.

Apple Preschool Matching Worksheets for Kids

Preschoolers may have to look at each item for a while before finding the one that matches.

And that’s okay! Give them plenty of time and try to keep the lesson fun.

Apple Matching Worksheets for Kids

This product also includes a full answer key, so you can print the answer pages and let kids see which items match on their own!

Scroll down to get your copy of our Apple Preschool Matching Worksheets!

Ready for more preschool resources? Try these ideas!

These apple tree ten frame counting mats are so fun for early fall math centers! Makes a great morning tub math activity too!
Use these apple shape sorting worksheets to help early learners practice recognizing the four basic shapes with a fun fall theme!
This printable apple life cycle sequencing activity is perfect for helping students learn how apples grow! Use it at science centers or in morning tubs!

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Apple Matching Worksheets for Preschool

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Teach early learners how to recognize same and different objects with these fun apple matching worksheets for preschool! Perfect for fall morning tubs and centers!
See how you can prepare educational resources at home with EasyLiner paper and no laminator at all!

How to Cover Flashcards Without a Laminator

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand Easy Liner. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have been teaching for many years – both at home and in the classroom.

Naturally, I am a flashcard fanatic. I use them and use them and use them again. I’ve even created plenty of my own.

As any educator knows, when little hands touch resources, those resources don’t last long if they’re not covered and prepared in advance.

So I tend to laminate my flashcards before handing them out.

But is there an easier way to preserve materials, especially if you don’t have access to a laminator?

Turns out there is! And you don’t need any equipment or even electricity to use it!

Keep reading to see how to use this easy method for preparing resources to use with students or in centers.

I Don’t Have a Laminator. Now What?

Have you ever been in the middle of preparing a center activity for the next day and found out you couldn’t use the laminator?

Maybe the school’s laminator isn’t working. Or the line to use it reaches out into the hallway.

Maybe you just couldn’t get away from the class to get it done that day.

Or maybe you’re a homeschooler and your own trusty laminator has finally died.

So what do you do?

You get a roll of EasyLiner® Removable Adhesive Shelf Liner and you keep right on working.

EasyLiner® is simple, easy to use Duck® Brand Clear Laminate and you can use it for all kinds of projects – from crafting to teaching.

Can You Use EasyLiner® Paper to Cover Printable Flashcards?

Yes! EasyLiner® can be used to cover paper products of all types, including printable flashcards.

It lies flat, stays clear, and doesn’t separate when you cut it with scissors.

Even better, you can wipe it clean!

Which is especially important when you’re working with early grades.

When you’re finished with a center activity and you’re ready to put it away, you can simply wipe it down with your nontoxic cleaner of choice.

Done!

How to Use EasyLiner® Paper to Cover Flashcards

Feeling nervous about using EasyLiner® clear laminate?

Don’t be. It’s truly simple.

Start by measuring the size of laminate paper you’ll need.

The back of each roll is marked with inch lines and measured in feet. so it’s simple to get the right measurements for your resource.

Cut two pieces – one for the front of the printable and one for the back.

Slowly unroll the backing paper from one corner of the laminate and lay it flat on a work surface.

Personally, I found it best to leave the printable as an entire page during this process, rather than cutting it into pieces first.

Center the page directly over the clear laminate and slowly lay it onto the sticky side (which should be facing up).

Unroll the first few inches of second piece of laminate starting from the long edge.

I like to leave the backing paper on and gradually unroll it out over the printable.

It’s easier to line up that way.

Now that you have the front and back covered, all that’s left is to cut the flashcards out.

And you’re finished!

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This fun and easy leaf matching file folder game is a fun color recognition activity for little ones!

Roll A Leaf! Leaf Matching File Folder Game

It’s September, which means it won’t be long before we start to see leaves changing color and falling off the trees in our neighborhood.

I always look forward to the fall colors each year.

They’re beautiful to look at, but they also make a wonderful color recognition lesson – right from nature!

To help early learners get into the spirit of autumn, I thought I’d share this fun (and free!) leaf matching file folder game!

Printable Leaf Matching File Folder Game

This is an easy, fun way to help early learners practice spotting same and different objects, recognizing colors, and following directions.

Keep reading to see how to get yours – free!

And, for more fun with fall leaves, check out our Leaf Same and Different Worksheets!

This fun and easy leaf matching file folder game is a fun color recognition activity for little ones!

Roll A Leaf! Leaf Matching File Folder Game

To play this leaf matching file folder game, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)

How to Make a Leaf Matching File Folder Game

To assemble the game, you’ll need to cut out the two game board pages, as well as the printable game die.

Assemble the die by folding along each line to form a curved shape.

Then fold the tabs in and stick them to the flat sides using double-sided tape.

Printable Leaf Matching Game

This is a very easy file folder game for preschoolers to play.

Simple Leaf File Folder Game

You can use just about any small object for game pieces: math counters, foam stickers, buttons, coins, counting bears, etc.

Let children take turns rolling the die. Then they move their game piece to the square that is face-up on the die.

Leaf Matching File Folder Game

The first player to reach the END square or beyond wins!

Watch the video below to see this product in action!

Scroll down to get your copy of this free printable Leaf Matching File Folder Game!

Try some of these other fun ways to learn with autumn leaves!

Practice telling same and different objects apart with these same or different leaf worksheets!
These simple leaf science activities for preschoolers are perfect for a fall science unit!
Use this fun fall leaves preschool concentration game to help little learners practice number skills and counting!

To get your copy of this Roll A Leaf Game, click the image or the link below to download it free from my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Easy Leaf File Folder Game for Kids

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Practice telling same and different objects apart with these same or different leaf worksheets!

Leaf Look Alikes! Same or Different Leaf Worksheets

Going on a leaf hunt is one of the early childhood activities I love the most.

We always find so many different types of leaves, even in our local neighborhood.

Looking at leaves from different (and sometimes, the same) trees is an excellent opportunity to practice visual discrimination with early learners.

To reinforce this skill, I decided to make a leaf version of our printable visual discrimination lesson – these same or different leaf worksheets!

Fall Leaves Same and Different Worksheets for Kids

These are wonderful for helping early learners practice recognizing similar and different objects, especially during autumn!

Keep reading to get your set.

And, for more fun with leaf learning, take a look at our Match A Leaf! Preschool Counting Game!

Practice telling same and different objects apart with these same or different leaf worksheets!

Printable Fall Same or Different Leaf Worksheets

To use these same or different leaf worksheets with early learners, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)

Printable Same or Different Leaf Worksheets

This product includes two sets of visual discrimination worksheets: one set in color and another in line art.

A full answer key is also included, along with instructions.

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Printable Leaf Same or Different Worksheets

Whenever I print a line art version, I always use colorful Astrobright paper. Especially if I can find a color that matches my theme.

You can print and go with these. No prep required!

Simply hand them out for students and help the kids practice looking for and spotting the differences in detail on each page.

Want to use this as a reusable center activity? Keep reading!

Fall Leaf Visual Discrimination Early Center Activity

You can make these leaf same and different worksheets into a reusable activity in just a couple of steps.

Leaf Visual Discrimination Early Center Activity

Simply print the pages at half size (two to a page) and laminate them.

After cutting the pages apart, use a hole punch to put a hole in the top left corner of each one.

Leaf Same and Different Worksheets

Connect them with a brass paper fastener and you’re done!

Leaf Same and Different Worksheets

Students can use a dry erase marker or dry erase crayon to complete each page.

Wipe them clean afterward and use them again and again!

Take a look at the video below to see this resource in use!

Scroll down to get your set of these printable same or different leaf worksheets!

Try some of these other leaf-themed early learning ideas!

These simple leaf science activities for preschoolers are perfect for a fall science unit!
Use simple supplies to make this easy fall color matching activity for preschoolers! Perfect for fall preschool lessons!
Use this fun fall leaves preschool concentration game to help little learners practice number skills and counting!

To get your copy of these Leaf Look Alikes! Leaf Same or Different Worksheets, click the image or the link below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store!

Leaf Themed Same or Different Activity for Preschool

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These printable apple counting puzzles are perfect for early math lessons! Use them at fall math centers or for an interactive apple lesson for little ones!

Apple Count! Apple Number Puzzles

These fun apple counting puzzles are great for helping early learners relate numerals to objects!

Preschoolers absolutely love playing with puzzles.

My four-year-old asks to do a puzzle almost every single day. The same one. Over and over again.

But that’s a good thing!

It means that kids are remembering how the pieces fit together to make a complete picture and solving them more quickly each time.

Since we’ve been working on recognizing one-to-one correspondence and counting individual items, I thought we’d turn that skill into a hands-on activity with these Apple Preschool Counting Puzzles!

Fun Apple Counting to Ten Puzzles for Kids

I was hoping that my little one would like this activity and she loved it!

Read on to see how to share this hands-on counting lesson with your students!

Also – if you’re looking to build an apple unit for preschoolers, don’t miss our other apple fun, including our Apple Matching Worksheets and our Apple Coffee Filter Craft!

These printable apple counting puzzles are perfect for early math lessons! Use them at fall math centers or for an interactive apple lesson for little ones!

Apple Preschool Counting Puzzles

To use these preschool counting puzzles, you’ll need the following supplies: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)

Apple Number Puzzles

These apple counting puzzles include numbers and individual dots from 1 to 10.

Once you laminate them and cut them out, you should have ten “dot” halves and ten numeral halves.

Apple Preschool Counting Puzzles

By the way, if you’re short on color ink, a black and white line art version is included.

That way, you can let the kids color in the puzzles themselves.

Or, if you’re like me, you can use colorful AstroBright paper instead!

Printable Apple Counting Puzzles for Kids

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The tricky thing about these puzzles is that they all fit together.

So the challenge for kids is to make sure that they’re matching halves based on corresponding the numerals to the number of dots on the halves.

Apple Counting Puzzles for Kids

With our little one, we focused on identifying the numeral first.

Then we counted the dots on the puzzle halves until we found the one that matches each number.

Apple Counting to Ten Puzzles

When we finished, she asked “Can I do it again, Mama?”

The surefire sign of a successful preschool lesson.

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Don’t miss these other preschool apple learning ideas!

Practice early geometry skills with this fun apple themed shape tracing activity!
Work on early literacy skills with this fun fall apple CVC word literacy activity!
Learn how to compare numbers up to ten with this fun digital apple picking activity!

 

Practice counting to ten with these fun, apple-themed counting puzzles for kids! So fun for fall math centers!

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Practice early geometry skills with this fun apple themed shape tracing activity!

Apple Shapes! Printable Apple Shape Tracing Activity

Are you still looking for easy and fun apple themed early learning ideas? I’ve got you covered!

I could seriously create apple themed resources all year long.

But we’re heading into fall and that means I’ll be moving on to other themes soon, like leaves, acorns, and farms.

Those are fun themes too, though, so yay!

I still had one more apple learning activity to share with all of you this year: this printable apple shape tracing activity!

Simple Apple Shape Tracing Lesson for Kids

This is a fun early geometry lesson for little ones who are learning to recognize shapes around them!

And it would also make a great addition to an early math center or a morning tub.

Read on to see how to get your set! And, don’t miss our Apple CVC Word Building Activity for early literacy skills too!

Practice early geometry skills with this fun apple themed shape tracing activity!

Apple Shapes! Printable Apple Shape Tracing Activity

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Easy Apple Themed Early Geometry Lesson

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This product includes shape tracing worksheets for 12 distinct shapes, such as:

  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Circle
  • Hexagon
  • Star
  • Oval
  • and more!
Printable Apple Shape Tracing Activity

Each page shows an apple-themed shape with tracing shapes and a label for each shape name.

Show students how to recognize each shape by using their fingers to outline the apple shape. If there are vertices and sides, count them together.

Then they can practice spelling and reading the shape name before using a crayon or colored pencil to trace the shapes on the page.

Each page is also available in a line art version if you need to save on color ink.

Personally, I love to print those on Astrobright paper so they’re still colorful!

Apple Shape Learning Activity for Early Learners

If you want to turn this into a reusable activity, laminate each page. Then let students use them with dry erase crayons or dry erase markers.

Since morning tub resources tend to be smaller, you may want to print these at half-size if you want to place them in a tub.

You can even punch a hole in the corner of each printable and place them on a ring to keep the pages together.

Apple Shape Tracing Activity

Scroll down to get your copy of this printable Apple Shape Tracing Activity!

Try some of these other apple early learning ideas!

Work on early literacy skills with this fun fall apple CVC word literacy activity!
This printable apple same and different lesson is a fun way to help early learners practice visual discrimination skills!
Learn how to compare numbers up to ten with this fun digital apple picking activity!

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This printable apple life cycle sequencing activity is perfect for helping students learn how apples grow! Use it at science centers or in morning tubs!

Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Activity

Nothing says “fall is coming” like apples.

I’ve always loved using an apple theme when teaching and apples still make a fun theme for learning in early grades.

But instead of just seeing apples everywhere, it’s good for students to learn exactly how apples grow.

It’s not only a good science concept – it’s part of our everyday life!

So I thought it would be fun to combine an apple theme for fall along with a sequencing concept for science.

And that’s just what this apple life cycle sequencing activity does!

Simple Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Activity for Kids

This is such a fun science center activity for autumn! Plus, it helps students work on retelling events in the proper sequence too!

Read on to see how to get your copy of this life cycle science activity. Plus, see how you can use this science lesson digitally too!

And for more fun teaching with an apple theme, take a look at our Apple Alike! Same or Different Worksheets or our Apple Counting to Ten Puzzles!

This printable apple life cycle sequencing activity is perfect for helping students learn how apples grow! Use it at science centers or in morning tubs!

Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Activity

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Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Activity for Kids

This product includes two apple life cycle mats: one with pictures and one with blank circles.

In addition, there are six picture cards for completing the blank mat.

Printable Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Mat for Kids

As part of the science lesson, review the completed apple life cycle mat with your students.

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Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Mat

Talk about how apple cores contain the seeds for a new apple tree and the steps that the plant goes through before we get to pick the new apples.

Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Activity

Then cut out the picture cards and let them try to retell the correct sequence by placing the picture cards on the blank mat in the right order!

You can use this resource as a cut and paste activity with scissors and glue. Or you can laminate it and add hook and loop dots to make it reusable.

Printable Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Activity

There’s also a line art version of the mat and picture cards included!

Digital Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Lesson

Many, many educators (including yours truly) are making the switch to digital learning.

The good news is that you can use this apple life cycle lesson online too!

To use the digital version, students will need the following:

  • A laptop computer (we like Google Chromebooks) or a tablet such as the iPad
  • A copy of our Digital Apple Life Cycle Activity (link follows below)
Digital Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Lesson

This is a super easy and interactive science lesson for early grades. 

Since the product comes with an answer key, you can grade it in no time flat. (Always a plus!)

Need to see the digital apple lesson in action? Check out the video below!

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Looking for more apple learning resources?

These printable apple counting puzzles are perfect for early math lessons! Use them at fall math centers or for an interactive apple lesson for little ones!
Work on early literacy skills with this fun fall apple CVC word literacy activity!
Learn how to compare numbers up to ten with this fun digital apple picking activity!

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Apple Life Cycle Sequencing Lesson

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Digital Apple Life Cycle Lesson

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This fun, hands-on apple life cycle sequencing activity makes it easy to teach kids how apples grow! Perfect for science centers!
Work on early literacy skills with this fun fall apple CVC word literacy activity!

Apple CVC Word Literacy Activity for Early Readers

Have you had enough apple early learning resources yet?

Of course not! The more apples, the better!

So I’m excited to share this fun (and hands-on!) apple-themed CVC word literacy activity!

It’s a perfect lesson for strengthening phonics, fine motor skills, and following directions – all in one fall-themed activity for early readers.

Apple CVC Word Literacy Activity

Read on to see how to use this early literacy skill builder with your students!

And, for more fun with apples this fall, take a look at our Apple Orchard! Digital Comparing Numbers Activity too!

Work on early literacy skills with this fun fall apple CVC word literacy activity!

Apple CVC Word Literacy Activity for Early Readers

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Apple Themed Literacy Activity

It only takes a few minutes to set up this literacy activity.

Start by cutting apart the Apple CVC word cards.

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Hands On CVC Word Literacy Activity

Afterwards, pull out a few pipe cleaners and let students find the matching lacing letters for each word.

They can pull a CVC word card and then lace the letters onto pipe cleaners to spell out each word.

Apple CVC Literacy Skill Activity

After students are comfortable spelling out the words, use different color lacing letters to highlight separate phonetic sounds.

Isolate the vowel sound by using a certain color for the middle vowel letters.

Then practice identifying beginning and ending sounds with different color letters too!

Apple Themed CVC Word Activity

This is a fantastic way to incorporate fine motor skills along with literacy in a fun fall theme!

Scroll down to get your set of apple CVC word cards for use with this literacy activity!

Try some of these other apple learning ideas for early grades!

This printable apple same and different lesson is a fun way to help early learners practice visual discrimination skills!
Learn how to compare numbers up to ten with this fun digital apple picking activity!
These 20 apple preschool books make wonderful read aloud selections for fall in early learning classrooms!

To get your set of Apple CVC Word cards for this Apple CVC Word Literacy Activity, click the image or the link below to download them directly to your computer!

Apple CVC Word Reading Activity for Kids

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This printable apple same and different lesson is a fun way to help early learners practice visual discrimination skills!

Apple Alike! Apple Same or Different Worksheets

Smell that?

It’s the scent of apple season around the corner!

As much as I love summer (and I do), fall is easily my next favorite season. And one of the reasons I love fall so much has to do with apples.

I’ll be honest here. I have never been apple picking. But it’s definitely on my bucket list to try with the kids.

I have, however, used apples as an early childhood theme for years (like almost all primary teachers).

And I’m excited to share a brand new apple-themed early resource: Apple Alike! Apple Same or Different Worksheets!

Fun Apple Same and Different Worksheets

This is a wonderful and simple way to practice visual discrimination with early learners during fall!

Read on to see how you can use this with your students and to find out how to get your copy.

Need more apple-themed learning ideas? Try these Apple Ten Frame Counting Mats!

This printable apple same and different lesson is a fun way to help early learners practice visual discrimination skills!

Apple Alike! Apple Same or Different Worksheets

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Apple Printable Same and Different Worksheets for Kids

This product includes:

  • Two color “Find the Same Apples” activities
  • Two color “Find the Different Apple” activities
  • Blackline versions of all worksheets
  • Answer key
  • And instructions for use!
Apple Same and Different Matching Activity

There are two activities that help students practice recognizing the same object, as well as two that help students practice spotting the different object.

Apple Same and Different Worksheets Answer Key

The answer key shows the correct choices for each activity. Easy grading for the win!

Printable Apple Visual Discrimination Activity for Early Learners

The color version features brightly colored apples to engage students.

Apple Printable Same and Different Worksheets

The blackline version for each activity still features the differences in pattern for students to spot each activity.

Apple Visual Discrimination Activity for Centers

You can also make this into a center visual discrimination activity in just a few steps!

I like my center activities to be a little smaller, so I tend to print the pages at half size. But you can use them at full size, if you like.

Apple Same and Different Early Center Activity

After you print each page, laminate it.

Then use a hole punch to place a hole in the top left corner of each page.

Same and Different Apple Worksheets for Kids

For centers, I prefer to use the color version, but if you prefer to use the blackline, AstroBright paper adds a nice pop of color!

Printable Apple Visual Discrimination Activity for Kids

Once you finish punching holes, use a ring or a paper fastener to connect them.

Let students use them with dry erase markers over and over again!

See this product in action below!

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Try some of these other apple activities for early learners!

These apple tree ten frame counting mats are so fun for early fall math centers! Makes a great morning tub math activity too!
These printable apple counting puzzles are perfect for early math lessons! Use them at fall math centers or for an interactive apple lesson for little ones!
Use these apple shape sorting worksheets to help early learners practice recognizing the four basic shapes with a fun fall theme!

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Printable Apple Same and Different Worksheets

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Introduce writing and early literacy skills with this fun safari themed preschool writing lesson!

Safari Skills! Printable Safari Preschool Writing Worksheets

I’ve always wanted to take my kids to one of those wild animal safari parks.

It looks incredible to be able to get that close to elephants and giraffes.

We haven’t had that experience yet, but we did get to visit a wild animal sanctuary a couple of years ago.

Learning about Animal Diets

Easily one of our most memorable field trips.

If you have early learners who are just as excited about wild animals, these printable Safari Preschool Writing Worksheets are perfect!

Fun Safari Preschool Writing Lesson

This set of preschool worksheets features fine motor tracing practice, plus early literacy skills and counting words too.

Read on to see how to get your copy – free!

And, for more ways to help early learners build literacy skills, don’t miss our Ocean Alphabet and Number Playdough Mats!

Introduce writing and early literacy skills with this fun safari themed preschool writing lesson!

Safari Skills! Printable Safari Preschool Writing Worksheets

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Printable Safari Preschool Learning Kit

This product includes:

  • Five pages of safari-themed line tracing worksheets
  • A six-page mini safari number word book
  • And a four-page mini safari word writing book

Printable Safari Preschool Tracing Worksheets

Use the line tracing worksheets with either pencils or (if your students are ready for them) child-safe scissors.

Printable Safari Preschool Tracing Worksheets

The number and word books are excellent choices for literacy, writing, or math centers.

Printable Safari Preschool Writing Book

You can even laminate the pages, cut them part, and place them on rings for repeated use with dry erase markers.

This resource would be a perfect addition to a jungle unit or as an extension activity for a read-aloud such as “Giraffes Can’t Dance”.

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Check out some of these other early learning resources!

Use these printable shark counting to ten puzzles to help early learners practice counting with numerals, objects, and number words!
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This printable snail themed geometry activity is a fun way to teach early learners a variety of 2D geometric shapes!
Printable Safari Preschool Writing Book

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Work on building and completing basic math patterns with this fun back to school pattern activity! Perfect for math center practice!

School Supply Patterns! Back to School Pattern Activity

I’m an absolute fool for school supplies. At any time of year. 

So back to school season usually finds me wandering the school supply section of Target like some kind of stationery zombie muttering “Must buy notebooks” to myself.

Even kids who aren’t thrilled about going back to school usually love getting new school supplies.

And that’s why I thought that school supplies would be a fun theme for a simple math pattern activity – this back to school pattern activity!

Fun School Supply Pattern Building Activity

This would be great to use in morning tubs or at math centers with small groups!

And, if you’re homeschooling, you can print it to use with your kids who are learning basic ABAB, ABC, and ABB math patterns too!

Read on to see how to get your copy. And, for more back to school learning ideas, check out our Back to School Creative Writing Prompts!

Work on building and completing basic math patterns with this fun back to school pattern activity! Perfect for math center practice!

School Supply Patterns! Back to School Pattern Activity

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Back to School Pattern Activity

This product includes eight different school supply themed pattern sheets. Some of the exercises follow an ABAB pattern, while others follow an ABB or ABC pattern.

School Supplies Pattern Building Activity

So there’s room for differentiation with these, depending on which skills your students are fluent in.

Back to School Pattern Building Activity

To use these pattern sheets, have the students cut out the pattern cards at the bottom.

Then they can glue them on the correct row to finish the pattern.

Easy Back to School Pattern Activity for Kids

They’ll need to be careful!

Some of the pattern cards feature images that are used in other rows, but don’t complete the pattern correctly.

Easy Back to School Pattern Building Activity

If you print these on white paper, you can also have the kids color the pictures as they work!

Printable Back to School Pattern Activity for Kids

Scroll down to get your copy of our Back to School Pattern Activity!

Check out these other fun ways to start the school year!

Share these fun back to school writing prompts with the class to help students write about the new school year! Perfect for creative writing lessons!

Grab these printable school lunchbox notes for kids to share a little encouragement with your child each day!

Get ready for back to school with this super cute paper school bus craft for kids! So easy to make, even for little ones!

 

This back to school pattern activity is perfect for little learners who are working on basic math patterns! Add it to math centers or morning tubs!

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Back to School Patterning Activity Pages

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Use this printable rescue the shark game to help kids have fun play time indoors!

Rescue the Shark Printable Battleship Game

Long, hot summer afternoons are made for playing inside.

Well, that and ice cream cones.

As much as I love letting my kids play outdoors in the summer, we live in the Deep South. Which means that once it gets to around 1:00, the temperature is close to 100.

So it’s time to head indoors.

Which is where this Rescue the Shark printable battleship game comes in handy!

Fun Rescue the Shark Printable Game

This is a fun and simple indoor game that you can let the kids play together. It only requires a couple of supplies and it’s sure to keep them entertained for a while.

So you can enjoy a glass of lemonade (or an ice cream cone) in relative peace.

Read on to see how to play this game and how to score your copy – free!

And, don’t miss our printable Shark Food Chain File Folder Game too!

Use this printable rescue the shark game to help kids have fun play time indoors!

Printable Rescue the Shark Battleship Game

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Rescue the Ocean Animals Printable Game for Kids

If you’ve ever played the classic board game Battleship, this is basically the same idea.

Printable Rescue the Ocean Animals Game

Each player starts by folding their game board in half.

The top half should show “My Animals” and the bottom half should show “Their Animals”.

Rescue the Animals Printable Game

Then each player chooses spots on the “My Animals” section to draw their sharks.

Ocean Animal Printable Rescue Game

The goal is to “rescue” the other person’s sharks by calling out the correct coordinates in which the other player has drawn them.

The first player to rescue all of their opponent’s sharks wins!

Scroll down to get your copy of this printable Rescue the Shark Battleship Game!

Try some of these other printable game ideas for kids!

Learn about what sharks eat to live in this fun shark food chain file folder game!
These printable money games for kids are perfect for quick math lessons! Let students play them for a hands-on money activity!
This English and Spanish hygiene bingo game is a fun way to help early learners build hygiene skills!

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Use these city themed number playdough mats to practice forming numbers from zero through nine!

Big City Lights! Printable Number Playdough Mats

Growing up in the country, I always wanted to visit a big city. I’d seen them on TV and movies, but I’d never actually been to one.

Until my first trip to New York City.

We visited there as a family when I was six years old and it was everything I’d been hoping to see – and more.

Riding through the city at night made me feel like I was moving through a giant carnival. All of the buildings were lit up and it seemed like the greatest place on Earth.

Of course, in the daylight the city looked much different.

But the memory of those bright lights stayed with me. And that’s where I got the idea for these Big City Lights! Printable Number Playdough Mats.

Fun City Number Playdough Mats for Kids

These are perfect for adding to an early education unit about the big city!

Plus, they make wonderful fine motor strengtheners for little ones who are working on number recognition.

Keep reading to see how to get your copy.

And, for more early number recognition practice, stop by to see our English and Spanish Cupcake Number Word Matching Activity!

Use these city themed number playdough mats to practice forming numbers from zero through nine!

Big City Lights! Printable Number Playdough Mats

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Printable City Themed NumberPlaydough Mats

This product includes ten printable number mats.

Each mat features one numeral (from 0 through 9) over a background of the big city at dusk.

Big City Number Playdough Mats

These are perfect for math centers or morning tubs.

Just print them, laminate them, and let students use playdough or dry eraser markers to trace each number.

Printable City Number Playdough Mats

These are also wonderful for homeschoolers and afterschoolers!

Be sure to laminate the mats so you can reuse them as needed.

Scroll down to get your copy of these number playdough mats!

Don’t miss these other number learning ideas for early grades!

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Pick up the digital and print versions of these ladybug number word puzzles to help early learners practice number recognition at math centers or at home!

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City Themed Number Playdough Mats

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