Delightful Apple Writing Tray Kids Will Love

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All things fall are making their way into stores and it is a bittersweet feeling-- I love the colors, changing leaves, fall foods, etc.  However, on the other hand, that means summer is over {Boo!}

A favorite fall activity is going to the apple orchard to pick apples, but until we do that, we've been reading How to Make An Apple Pie and See the World and doing some fun apple themed extension activities.

apple writing tray

One is this delightful applesauce writing tray!

Setting up creative writing trays are a great way to encourage new and reluctant writers to practice writing letters and words.  And it is a fun way to sneak in strengthening those all-important fine motor muscles!


I was picking up just a couple of food items at a local store and happened upon this circular red platter.  It would make a great apple, I thought! I taped a brown rectangle for the stem and a leaf-like shape from green foam to the back of the platter.

I added a couple small pre-packaged cups of applesauce to the platter and our writing tray was ready to go!

apple writing tray

I set out glass gems around the apple that had a letter on each of them, but Little Sis preferred just writing her own letters and/or letters I called out.

She loved it and it smelled {and tasted} delicious!
apple writing tray

  Afterward, grab a spoon and dig in!  No need to let the applesauce go to waste!

Will you be heading to the apple orchard in the next few weeks?  Until then, enjoy this applesauce writing tray.... it is delightful!

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