The past few weeks, my girls and I have had a big time studying apples. Since fall is upon us, it’s the perfect time to read, study, and eat all things apple!
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Attribute Apples: A Favorite Educational Toy!
Even though we used this set during our apple unit study, I’m certain we’ll use it again and again during other times of the year.
Attribute Apples contains 27 different apples, 9 of each color (red, yellow, and green).
Several apples have only a stem, several have a worm, and several have leaves.
And the quality?
I was surprised at how durable they are!
Now, I did have a certain 5 year old try to smush one. She did succeed, but I was able to bring it back to life.
The cute basket/box isn’t super durable, so I make sure the container goes on a top shelf when it’s not in use.
Uses for Attribute Apples
We used this set of Attribute Apples just like we would another set of blocks or counters:
- Sort by colors
- Sort by size (small, medium, and large)
- Sort by attributes (only stems, leaves, and/or worms)
- Forming equal groups
- Making simple division equations
What makes it fun is that they were actually apples! Yes, we have several sets of blocks and counters, but this apple set spiced things up a bit.
When we weren’t using the Attribute Apples for school, my girls used them for pretend play over and over again.
They “fed” their play animals, they used them to cook in their pretend kitchen, and they used them in their doll house. So fun!
What are some of the favorite educational toys in your house? Share them in the comments!
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