It’s apple season and a great time to read Ten Apples Up On Top and try apple stacking activities! This is a really neat STEM or science, technology, engineering, and math challenge to see what you and your kids can stack 10 high! It doesn’t have to be just apples or apple themed objects or have pictures of apples on it! Kids will have fun investigating which objects stack the best and why they do! Perfect to pair with this classic fall and apple themed book! Fall STEM is awesome for kids!
APPLE STACKING ACTIVITIES AND BOOK IDEAS!
APPLE STACKING ACTIVITIES STEM CHALLENGE
CHALLENGE: Read the book Ten Apples Up On Top first! Look around your house or classroom and challenge your kids to stack different items 10 high. Can you make 10 stacks of 10 for 100 items? I bet your kids can find some unusual items to stack! Each stack of 10 will be different height too. Can you measure them with a ruler or tape measure and record the results?
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STACKING SUPPLIES IDEAS
LEGO or Duplo
Pool Noodle Pieces
MAKE YOUR STACKS WITH STEM
Walk around your house, classroom, backyard or wherever and get stacking. If your stacks don’t work, what else can you add to the stack? Items like toothpicks, play dough, pipe cleaners, and straws can help your stack stand tall. Do some troubleshooting! What about your loose parts make them hard to stack? There are tons of great opportunities to encourage critical thinking skills!
TRY THESE FUN APPLE STACKING IDEAS WITH AN APPLE THEME!
Click on the red links below to see some apple themed stacking apples activities.
Can you stack real apples? See if we met the challenge and succeeded!
Stacking apples with squish balls is perfect for little hands and is also great sensory input.
A fun way to use your wooden blocks for stacking apples.
I love this story time STEAM idea for stacking real apples.
Try a new way to stack those apples using a favorite play material, play dough!
What do you have around the house to stack? Open cupboards and drawers. look through recycling bins and toy bins.
GET CREATIVE WITH STACKING DIFFERENT ITEMS!
APPLE STACKING ACTIVITIES WITH LOOSE PARTS!
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Fun apple themed books. Amazon Links