Going Apples with Fingerplays, Poems, Rhymes, Songs, Stories Games Lists & FREEBIES! SWEEEEEEET!!! Part 1

Posted: September 27, 2015 in apples, autumn, fingerplays, games, http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post, jump rope, language arts, list, lists, poems, reading, rhymes, songs, stories


Welcome to our Going Apples Fingerplays, Rhymes, Poems , Songs, Stories and Games Lists & FREEBIES! SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!


We are GOING APPLES this September!



VERY INTENSE past few days for me re-formatting the majority of this post along with our FREEBIE mini packs and our compilation pack! Learned Google Drive along the way, and PRAYERFULLY finally got it going somewhat. WHEW!


BRUTAL for REALS!!! OUCH!!!

So you can imagine, I am hoping you take a ‘bite’ or two, three or MORE out of my complied list and the accompanying FREEBIE PDF’s! 

Apple Songs, fingerplays and poems are fun and useful resources for:
Introducing Poetry to Children

Practicing Fine Motor Skills

Following Directions

Introducing Concepts
Choose and write out the following fingerplays & poems on chart paper or sentence strips. When reading, use a pointer for the children to follow along. Using a pointer helps your babes focus on the words while reciting:



My babes DIG using the pointer themselves to point out words they are currently learning to read. Yours will DIG using a pointer as well:


If you do not have a pointer, using your hand under each word works just as well:





My babes also like to frame the words we are learning with our hands



For flanneIboard activities, print your apple FREEBIES on milk filters. You can find my tutorial on how BODACIOUS milk filters are when making your own flannelboard pictorials along with the link to get milk filters for your classroom needs. And while you are there, DIG my other timeless tips and hints to enhance your classroom learning experience: 



If you currently do NOT have the time to look through all my Timely Tips from Yesterday and Today now, just scroll down to the flannelboard section to get my milk filter tutorial and link. Then, bookmark the page for later reference.


I have posted MEGA of apple rhyme etc. FREEBIES so be sure to get our ALL of my FREEBIE Apple Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack printables for your classroom Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart activities.  Print out the pictorials, then just write out the title and sentences on sentence strips or lined chart paper. L@@k for the labeled Google Drive link beneath each accompanying poem posted. 

Need some lined chart paper?



I always start our Apple Unit with the following Donald Duck Cartoon “Apple Core”. Your babes will enjoy this vintage cartoon as much as mine do:



Apple Fingerplay List
A Little Red Apple
A little red apple
Hung high in a tree.
I looked up at it,
And it looked down at me.
“Come down, please,” I called.
And what do you suppose?
That little red apple
Dropped right on my nose!
To get our AKGVH printable “A Little Red Apple” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:


A Little Worm
A little worm into my apple bit,
He chomped and chomped until the core he hit.
And when I asked him why, (Shrug shoulders)
(Although it sounds absurd) (Raise hands in air as if in doubt)
He said “I love apples!” (Rub tummy)
Yes, that is what I heard! (Nodding head in yes motion)

To get our AKGVH printable “A Little Worm” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

A Was an Apple Pie
A was an Apple pie;
B bit it;
C cut it;
D dealt it;
E eat it;
F fought for it;
G got it;
H had it;
J joined it;
K kept it;
L longed for it;
M mourned for it;
N nodded at it;
O opened it;
P peeped in it;
Q quartered it;
R ran for it;
S stole it;
T took it;
V viewed it;
W wanted it;
X, Y, Z, and all wish’d for a piece in hand.

An Apple For The Teacher
An apple for the teacher,
That seems the thing to do!
Because I want to learn
About romance from you.
An apple for the teacher,
To show I’m meek and mild;
If you insist on saying,
I am just a problem child.
You will get all of my attention,
Your wish will be my rule;
And maybe you’ll be good to me,
And keep me after school.
An apple for the teacher,
That is how I’d better start.
Then after while you may give in,
And let me bring my heart.

An apple for the teacher,
Will always do the trick;
When you forgot
Your lesson in arithmetic.
An apple for the teacher,
Will meet with great success;
If you forgot to memorize
The Gettysburg Address!
A little bit of glamour,
A charm that’s cute and quaint;
And he will excuse your grammar,
And believe you are what you ain’t!
You may be just a lemon,
But he will think you’re a peach!
Just bring an apple for the teacher,
When he starts to teach.

To get our AKGVH printable “An Apple for the Teacher ” Anchor Chart Rhyme & Picture Mini Activity Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable “An Apple for the Teacher ” Flannelboard Rhyme & Picture Mini Activity Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:
To get our AKGVH printable “An Apple for the Teacher ” Pocket Chart Rhyme & Picture Mini Activity Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:

An Apple Surprise
Way up high in the apple tree,
A little brown worm smiled at me.
I winked my eye,
And what do you suppose?
A shiny, red apple dropped on my nose! 

To get our AKGVH printable “An Apple Surprise ” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Rhyme & Picture Mini Activity Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

Apple Butter
We peeled the apples,
and sliced them small.
cooked them in water,
then mashed them all.

We added some sugar,
and cinnamon to taste.
Put them back in the cook pot,
Till they are thick like paste.

We will spread it on bread,
That you and I will share.
The apple butter we made,
with love and great care.

Apple Faces
Draw the following faces on my apple printables for flannelboard use when reciting this poem.
Here is apple happy,
Here is apple sad.
Here is apple sleepy,
Here is apple mad.
Here is apple in pieces small,
But in a pie, he’s best of all!
Make an Apple Faces Book using the following link: 

Apple Star
The teacher uses a real apple and knife to perform this rhyme.
I take an apple round and red,
Don’t slice down;
Slice through instead.
Right inside it you will see,
A star as pretty as can be!

Apples
Apples, apples, one, two, three.
Apples for you,
Apples for me.
Apples big,
Apples small.
Apple trees tiny,
Apple trees tall.
Apples sour,
Apples sweet.
Apples, apples, are nice to eat. 
To get our AKGVH printable “Apples” Anchor Chart Mini Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable “Apples” Flannelboard  Rhyme & Picture Mini Activity Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable “An Apple Surprise ” Pocket Chart Rhyme & Picture Mini Activity Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:

Apple Poem
Apples big,
Apples small.
Guess what?
I like them all.
Apples Good to Eat
Apples, apples, good to eat.
Apples, apples, juicy and sweet.
Pick them off a tree, buy them at a store,
Apples, apples, WE WANT MORE!
To get our AKGVH printable “Apples Good to Eat” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Rhyme & Picture Activity Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 


Apples in the Tree Tops
Apples in the tree tops,
Apples on the ground.
Apples in the kitchen,
Apples all around.

Apples in a basket,
Apples from a tree.
Apples for the neighbors,
Apples for you and me.

To get our AKGVH printable “Apples in the Tree Tops” Anchor Chart  Rhyme & Picture Mini Activity Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable “Apples in the Tree Tops” Flannelboard  Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 
To get our AKGVH printable “Apples in the Tree Tops” Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 



Climbing Up the Apple Tree
Climbing up the apple tree, (climb in place)
Swinging on a limb! (Raise arms above head, away left and right)
If I hear a robin, (cup hand near ear)
I may sing along with him! (sing tra la la)
And Robin, if you fly away, (Put hands over eyes)
Here is what I think I’ll do. (Point with index finger)
I’ll wish a pair of sparrow wings, (gently flap arms at side and move around)
And fly away with you! 
 To get our AKGVH printable ” Climbing Up the Apple Tree” Anchor Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable ” Climbing Up the Apple Tree” Flannelboard Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 
To get our AKGVH printable ” Climbing Up the Apple Tree” Pocket  Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 
Criss-cross Applesauce
Criss-cross applesauce. (Draw an X with finger on child’s back.)
Spiders crawling up your spine. (Walk fingers up child’s back.)
Cool breeze, (Gently blow on child’s neck.)
Tight squeeze. (Hug child.)
Makes you get the sillies. (Gently tickle child.)
Eat an Apple
Eat an apple, (Bring right hand to mouth)
Save the core. (Close right hand in fist)
Plant the seeds, (Bend down touch hand to ground)
And grow some more. (Extend both arms out) 
To get our AKGVH printable “Eat an Apple” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 


Farmer Brown
Farmer Brown had five red apples hanging in his tree,
He picked one apple hungrily.
Then Farmer Brown had four red apples hanging on his tree.
Repeat with 3, 2, 1
To get our AKGVH printable “Farmer Brown” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:


Five Little Apples
Five little apples hung on a tree.
The farmer didn’t care,
So guess who came to eat?
A CATERPILLAR…….MUNCH, MUNCH
Four little apples hung on a tree.
The farmer didn’t care,
So guess who came to eat?
A BIRD………MUNCH, MUNCH
Three little apples hung on a tree.
The farmer didn’t care,
So guess who came to eat?
A PIG……….MUNCH, MUNCH
Two little apples hung on a tree.
The farmer didn’t care,
So guess who came to eat?
A HORSE…….MUNCH, MUNCH

One little apple hung on a tree.
The farmer didn’t care,
So guess who came to eat?
A SCARECROW……MUNCH, MUNCH

Now the tree is bare,
There are no more apples there.
But when next fall comes around,
Guess who’ll be there?
Another Version:
5 little apples, sitting in a bowl.
One wanted out and started to roll.
It hit the table and it hit my feet.
How many apples are left to eat?
Count down to zero. 

To get our AKGVH printable “Five Little Apples” Anchor Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:

To get our AKGVH printable “Five Little Apples” Flannelboard Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable “Five Little Apples” Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

Five Red Apples
Five red apples hanging in a tree, (Hold up five fingers)
The juiciest apples you ever did see.
The wind came by and gave an angry frown, (Fingers flutter downward)
And one little apple came tumbling down. (One finger falls)
Four red apples, hanging in a tree, etc. 
Another Version:
Five red apples in a grocery store,
Bobby bought one & then there were 4.
Four red apples on an apple tree,
Susie ate one & then there were 3.
Three red apples. What did Alice do?
Why she ate one & then there were 2,
Two red apples ripening in the sun.
Tommy ate one, & now there was one,
One red apple & now we are done.
I ate the last one & now there are none! 
To get our AKGVH printable “Five Red Apples” Anchor Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable “Five Red Apples” Flannelboard Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 

To get our AKGVH printable “Five Red Apples” Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 
Here is an Apple
Here is an apple, (make circle with thumb and pointer)
and here is an apple. (make circle with other thumb and pointer)
And a great big apple I see! (Make circle with arms)
Now let’s count the apples we made,
1 – 2 – 3 ! (repeat above actions)
I Have a Little Apple
I have a little apple, red and round and on a tree it is found.
If you take a bite, you will see, just how tasty it will be.
To get our AKGVH printable “I Have a Little Apple” Anchor/Pocket Chart & Flannelboard Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:
I Have Five Apples
Here I have five apples. (hold up five fingers on right hand)
And here are five again. (hold up both hands)
How many apples altogether?
Why, five and five make ten! 
To get our AKGVH printable “I Have Five Apples” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:


I Like Apples
Red apples,
Big apples.
Good apples,
Yummy apples.
Any kind of apples,
I like apples!
An apple on the tree,
An apple in the basket.
An apple in a fridge,
An apple in a store.
I like apples! 
To get our AKGVH printable “I Like Apples” Anchor/Pocket Chart & Flannelboard Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 



I Picked a Little Apple
I picked a little apple,
I picked it from a tree.
It was red and shiny,
And juicy as can be!
Oh, apple, apple, apple,
I picked it from a tree.
Oh, apple, apple, apple,
It sure tastes good to me!
CRUNCH!

To get our AKGVH printable “I Picked a Little Apple” Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 
Ten Red Apples
Ten Red apples growing on a tree, (Hold hands up high)
Five for you and five for me. (Shake one hand, then the other.)
Help me shake the tree just so, (Shake whole body.)
And ten red apples down below. (Lower hands while fluttering fingers.)
One, two, three, four, five, (Count fingers on one hand.)
Six. Seven, eight, nine, ten. (Count fingers on opposite hand.) 
Another Version:
 Ten red apples grow on a tree, (Both hands high)
Five for you and five for me. (Dangle one hand and then the other)
Let us shake the tree just so, (Shake body)
And ten red apples will fall below. (Hands fall)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. (Count each finger)
To get our AKGVH printable “Ten Red Apples” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 
This Little Apple is My Home
This little apple, apple, apple, This little apple is my home.
It has a little chimney, chimney, chimney,
It has a little chimney small and brown.
It’s very pretty, my little house,
It’s very pretty this I know!
This little apple, apple, apple,
This little apple is my home! 
To get our AKGVH printable “This Little Apple is My House” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart  Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below:
Up in the Green Orchard
Up in the green orchard,
There is a green tree.
The finest of pippins,
That you may see.
The apples are ripe,
And ready to fall.
Robin and Richard,
Shall gather them all.
To get our AKGVH printable “Up in the Green Orchard” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 


Way Up in the Apple Tree
Way up in the apple tree, (point up)
Two little apples smiled down at me. (make circle with fingers)
I shook that tree as hard as I could, (shake tree)
Down came the apples and m-m-m they were good. (rub stomach)
To get our AKGVH printable “Way Up in the Apple Tree” Anchor Chart/ Flannelboard/Pocket Chart Activity Rhyme & Picture Mini Pack FREEBIE, click on the link below: 
A Magic Apple Story
The Little Red House with No Doors and No Windows and a Star Inside!
by Caroline Sherwin Bailey
There was once upon a time a little boy who was tired of all his toys and tired of all his play.

“What shall I do?” he asked his mother. And his mother, who always knew beautiful things for little boys to do, said: “You shall go on a journey and find a little red house with no doors and no windows and a star inside.”

This really made the little boy wonder. Usually his mother had good ideas, but he thought that this one was very strange. “Which way shall I go?” he asked his mother. “I don’t know where to find a little red house with no doors and no windows.”

“Go down the lane past the farmer’s house and over the hill,” said his mother, “and then hurry back as soon as you can and tell me all about your journey.”

So the little boy put on his cap and his jacket and started out. He had not gone very far down the lane when he came to a merry little girl dancing along in the sunshine. Her cheeks were like pink blossom petals and she was singing like a robin.

“Do you know where I shall find a little red house with no doors and no windows and a star inside?” asked the little boy.

The little girl laughed. “Ask my father, the farmer,” she said. “Perhaps he knows.”

So the little boy went on until he came to the great brown barn where the farmer kept barrels of fat potatoes and baskets of yellow squashes and golden pumpkins. The farmer himself stood in the doorway looking out over the green pastures and yellow grain fields.

“Do you know where I shall find a little red house with no doors and no windows and a star inside?” asked the little boy of the farmer.

The farmer laughed too. “I’ve lived a great many years and I never saw one,” he chuckled, “but ask Granny who lives at the foot of the hill…She knows how to make molasses, taffy and popcorn balls…and red mittens! Perhaps she can direct you.”

So the little boy went on farther still, until he came to the Granny sitting in her pretty garden of herbs and marigolds. She was as wrinkled as a walnut and as smiling as the sunshine. Please dear Granny, said the little boy, “Where shall I find a little red house with no doors and no windows and a star inside?”

The granny was knitting a red mitten and when she heard the little boy’s question, she laughed so cheerily that the wool ball rolled out of her lap and down to the little pebbly path.

“I should like to find that little house myself,” she chuckled. It would be warm when the frosty night comes and the starlight would be much prettier than a candle. But ask the wind who blows about so much and listens at all the chimneys. Perhaps the wind can direct you.”

So the little boy took off his cap politely to the Granny and went on up the hill rather sorrowfully. He wondered if his mother, who usually knew almost everything, had perhaps made a mistake.

The wind was coming down the hill as the little boy climbed up. As they met, the wind turned about and went along, singing beside the little boy. It whistled in his ear, and pushed him and dropped a pretty leaf into his hands.

“I wonder,” thought the little boy, after they had gone along together for awhile, “if the wind could help me find a little red house with no doors, and no windows and a star inside.”

The wind cannot speak in our words, but it went singing ahead of the little boy until it came to an orchard. There it climbed up in the apple tree and shook the branches. When the little boy caught up, there, at this feet, lay a great rosy apple.

The little boy picked up the apple. It was as much as his two hands could hold. It was as red as the sun had been able to paint it, and the thick brown stem stood up as straight as a chimney, and it had no doors and no windows. Was there a star inside?

The little boy called to the wind, “Thank you,” and the wind whistled back, “You’re welcome.”

Then the little boy gave the apple to his mother. His mother took a knife and cut the apple through the center. Oh, how wonderful! There inside the apple, lay a star holding brown seeds.

“It is too wonderful to eat without looking at the star, isn’t it?” the little boy said to his mother.

“Yes, indeed,” answered his mother. 

Here are some other apple stories on You Tube your babes may enjoy watching:

1974 A Bag Full of Apples from the USSR with English Subtitles:

Asleep Under the Apple Tree with Animal Friends:

Caillou Goes Apple Picking: 

Well, that is all the room blogger will allow me on this here page so be sure to check out Part 2 of our Going Apples Fingerplays, Poems, Rhymes, Songs, Stories Games Lists & FREEBIES! You will NOT want to miss out, so click on the link below: 

Part 2 of Going Apples

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