Sorting Apples with Attributes Activities

Make apple sorting fun with this engaging, hands-on Sorting Apples by Attribute activity! This set includes 12 different attributes to sort apples that are perfect for critical thinking skills. Use these with your apple math manipulatives OR use the printable apples included!


Early learners will explore sorting by attributes and discover the many different ways to sort the apples: color, size (small, medium, and large), size and color, worm or no worm in all colors, worm or no worm in each color, leaf or no leaf, and leaf or not leaf in each color.


Here’s what you will get:

  • Directions for teacher
  • Directions for students in a checklist format
  • Task cards with picture of apples needed on each card
  • Printable apples in each attribute
  • 16 large (1/2 letter size paper) cards
  • 16 small (1/4 letter size paper) cards
  • Total of 25 colorful pages with high-quality clipart


Your students will love practicing sorting by attributes with this apple sorting activity. This resource would be perfect for a math center during a unit on Apples. Students will be excited to do hands-on activities for math!


All of these apple sorting activities use apple manipulatives which are readily available in most classrooms, but I’ve also included printable apple manipulatives just in case you need them.


Prep is quick and easy... Just print the pages, laminate for continual use, gather the materials listed, and you’re ready for a fun and engaging class!


Who is this for?

Preschool and Kindergarten students (First grade if they need sorting practice)