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Welcome to our 20 Interactive Ten Apples Up on Top Merriment’s!

We have been having so much fun with our Apples Unit this September! 

One of our FAV segment’s is our Ten Apples Up on Top book! Ever since my babes were in diapers, Ten Apples on Top has been a FAV part of our Apple Unit studies. 
When my babes got a bit older, after reading the story I had them stand in front of our yellow door and told them to point to the top of their head. Then I took their pictures, one after another. 

I loaded the pictures up on my computer, 

put them into a document,

and sized them to fit an 8 oz. yellow plastic party drink cup.
I glued each their pictures onto separate cups, one for each child:

They painted egg carton holders red:

and when they were dry, I used my trusty letter opener to poke a hole in the top of each egg cup and each yellow cup:

Using  wooden shish-a-bob skewers, I pushed  a skewer inside the top of the yellow cups. Then my babes TRIPPED around with Ten Apples Up on Top each of their heads: 

We counted, added and did a bit of “take away” subtracting.


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Ten Apples Up on Top

And NOW here is our Ten Apples Up On Top Apple Count n Color Activity FREEBIE just for YOU: 
We ventured so very MUCH merriment with our Ten Apples Up on Top interactives, and from the looks of it, you out there in webland make merry with your interactives as well. 
For those of you who have just been introduced to Ten Apples Up on Top interactives, or for those who need some quick resources you can print out or perform with your babes, I have put together a list of links of our FAV Ten Apples interactive webland fun for you:

 

   
Wow, that is quite a list of Ten Apples interactive adventures! We want to add YOU to our Ten Apples  Interactive Fun list. If your babes have done any of the above Ten Apples Up On Top interactive activities, post a flick in the comment section, or if you know of any MORE Ten Apples Up On Top interactives out there in webland, post the links as well. 
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Welcome to our Going Apples Fingerplays, Poems, Rhymes, Songs, Stories Games Lists & FREEBIES Part 2!
If you have not as of yet reviewed our Going Apples Fingerplays, Poems, Rhymes, Songs, Stories Games Lists & FREEBIES Part 1, you will NOT want to miss our on ALL of our FREEBIES, so check ’em out: 

Going Apples Part 1

Apple Song List
A Little Appleseed
Sing to: Itsy, Bitsy Spider
Once a little appleseed was planted in the ground,
Down came the raindrops, falling all around.
Out came the big sun, bright as bright could be,
And that little apple seed grew to be an apple tree! 

All Around the Apple Tree 
Sing to: Mulberry Bush
Here we go round the apple tree, the apple tree, the apple tree.
Here we go around the apple tree,
On a frosty morning.
More verses:
This is the way we climb the ladder
-pick the apples
-wash the apples
-peel the apples
-cook the apples
Apple Adjectives
by C.S. Calkins 
For language arts incorporation, make 11 apples using some of my freebie mini pack printables or make your own. Then write the following apple adjectives, one on each apple:
crisp. crunchy, smooth, round, green, shiny, fresh, sour, red and sweet.
Pick a child to point to an apple adjective and read it. Next sing the word to the tune of BINGO.

I have an apple in my hand and it looks very crisp.

C-R-I-S-P,
C-R-I-S-P,
C-R-I-S-P,
My apple it tastes crispy.
I have an apple in my hand and it looks very crunchy.
Crunch-crunch-crunch-crunchy,
Crunch-crunch-crunch-crunchy,
Crunch-crunch-crunch-crunchy,
My apple it tastes crunchy.
I have an apple in my hand and it feels very smooth.
It feels very smooth,
It feels very smooth,
It feels very smooth,
My apple it feels smooth.
I have an apple in my hand and it looks very round.
R-O-U-N-D,
R-O-U-N-D,
R-O-U-N-D,
My apple it is round.
I have an apple in my hand and it looks very green.
G-R-E-E-N,
G-R-E-E-N,
 G-R-E-E-N.
My apple it is green.
I have an apple in my hand and it is very shiny.
S-H-I-N-Y,
S-H-I-N-Y,
S-H-I-N-Y,
My apple it is shiny.
I have an apple in my hand and it smells very fresh.
F-R-E-S-H,
F-R-E-S-H,
F-R-E-S-H,
My apple it smells fresh.
I have an apple, it is green and it is very sour.
Sour apples, they are green,
Sour apples, they are green,
Sour apples, they are green,
My apple it tastes sour.
I have an apple in my hand and it looks very red.
Red, red, R-E-D,
Red, red, R-E-D,
Red, red, R-E-D,
My apple it is red
I have an apple in my hand and it is very sweet.
S-W-E-E-T,
S-W-E-E-T,
S-W-E-E-T,
My apple it tastes sweet.
Apple is it’s Name
To go along with the song make single apple cards  using one of my mini packs above or your own apple cut-outs. Make five cards with a whole apple on the front.  Write ‘a’ on one apple, ‘p’ on another, ‘p’ on the 3rd apple, ‘l’ on the 4th, and e on the 5th. On the back of the ‘a’ card put an apple with one bite cut out of it. On the back of the first ‘p’ card put an apple with two bites cut out of it. Continue with three, four, and five bites. As you sing the song have your babes turn over the apple cards to reveal the bites.
Sing to: B-I-N-G-O

I know a fruit that’s good to eat and apple is its name, oh.
A-p-p-l-e, a-p-p-l-e, a-p-p-l-e,
And apple is its name, oh.

I know a fruit that’s good to eat and apple is its name, oh.
Crunch-p-p-l-e, crunch-p-p-l-e, crunch-p-p-l-e,
and apple is its name, oh.

I know a fruit that’s good to eat and apple is its name, oh.
Crunch-crunch-p-l-e, crunch-crunch-p-l-e, crunch-crunch-p-l-e,
and apple is its name, oh.

I know a fruit that’s good to eat and apple is its name, oh.
Crunch-crunch-crunch-l-e, crunch-crunch-crunch l-e, crunch-crunch-crunch-l-e-,
and apple is its name, oh.

I know a fruit that’s good to eat and apple is its name oh.
Crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch-e, crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch-e, crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch-e,
and apple is its name, o.

I know a fruit that’s good to eat and apple is its name, oh.
Crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch, crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch,
Crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch
and apple is its name, o.


Applesauce
Sing to: Yankee Doodle
Peel an apple,
Cut it up,
Cook it in a pot.
When you taste it,
You will find,
It is applesauce you’ve got!
Apple Tree
Sing to: Twinkle, Twinkle

Apple, apple tree so tall,
I can hardly wait till fall!
When your apples I can pick,
Fill my basket, eat them quick.
Apple, apple tree so tall,
I can hardly wait till fall!

Apple ,apple tree so fair,
What do I see growing there!
Green and round and plump and sweet,
Soon they will be good to eat.
Apple, apple tree so fair,
What do I see growing there!
Apple Up High
Sing to: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Apple, apple, way up high,
I can reach you if I try.
Climb a ladder,
Hold on tight.
Pick you quickly,
Take a bite. 
Apples are Falling
Sing to: Are You Sleeping?
Apples are falling, apples are falling,
From the tree, from the tree.
Pick up all the apples, pick up all the apples,
One. two, three; one, two, three.
(Use appropriate motions or actions) 

Applesauce

Sing to: Yankee Doodle

Peel an apple, Cut it up;

 Cook it in a pot.

When you taste it

You will find,

It’s applesauce you’ve got!

 

Do You Know the Apple Man?
Sing to: the Muffin Man

Oh, do you know the apple man,
The apple man,
The apple man?
Oh, do you know the apple man,
Who likes to play with me?

Oh, he has a great big smile,
A great big smile,
A great big smile.
Oh, he has a great big smile,
And likes to play with me.
Ask the children if they can make up other verses about the apple man.
Gather Apples
Sing to: Rock-a-bye Baby 
Here is a tree with leaves so green.  (forearms together, elbows to wrists, hands spread) 
Here are the apples that hang between. (clench fists for apples) 
When the wind blows the apples will fall. (wave arms in the wind and let apples fall suddenly) 
Here is a basket to gather them all.  (make a basket with both hands, fingers interlocked)
Have You Ever Seen an Apple?
Sing to: Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?
Have you ever seen an apple, an apple, an apple,
Have you ever seen an apple, that grows on a tree?
A red one, a yellow one, a red one, a yellow one.
Have you ever seen an apple, that grows on a tree?
Look at the Apple
Sing to: The Mulberry Bush
Look at the apple I have found,
So fat and rosy on the ground.
Mother will wash it and cut it in two,
Half for me and half for you.

Picking Apples
Sing to: Frere Jacques 
Picking apples, picking apples,
One by one, one by one.
I love picking apples, I love picking apples!
One by one, one by one.
Ten Red Apples
Sing to: Ten Little Indians 
One red, two read, three red apples,
Four red, five red, six red apples,
seven red, eight red, nine red apples, Ten red apples
Additional Verses: Yellow, Green; Big, Little 

Two Red Apples

Sing to: This Old Man
Way up high, in a tree, (raise hands over head)
Two red apples smiled at me. (smile)
So I shook that tree as har-r-rd as I could, (pretend to shake tree)
Down came the apples, Ummm, they were good!!!! (rub tummy)
If you do not want to download each of the above mini packs, you can get our entire Apple poems, rhymes, fingerplays and songs list compiled in one giant pack. Complete with accompanying teaching pictures for your classroom apple language arts activities from our AKGVH Teacher’s Notebook Store:
If you would like to watch apple video rhymes, songs and other apple stories, here are some youtube links to enjoy with your babes: 

A is for Apple 

An Apple a Day Rhyme

Apple Fruit Rhyme: 


Apple Finger Family Cartoon Nursery Rhymes For Children 

Apple Finger Family

Big Apple Tree

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree – Andrew Sisters:

I like Apples:

I Wish I Were an Apple: 
If I Were an Apple:


Red, Red Apples: 






Ten Apples Up On Top Song: 
Two Little Apples: 

Way Up High in the Apple Tree: 
Apple Game List
Apple Counting
Glue a felt tree shape to each of five cardboard squares. Write a number from 1 to 5 under each tree. Cut fifteen apple shapes out of felt. To play the game, have the children take turns identifying the numbers below the trees and placing the corresponding numbers of apples on them.

Apple Shaped Math Mats

This game may be played with an entire class or just a few children. Make as many of these Apple mats as your class needs, one for each child. Cut out a large apple shaped piece out of red, green or yellow felt, a stem out of brown felt, a leaf out of green felt the later two size appropriate. Glue them onto each apple. Out of white felt cut out a star shaped section and glue in the middle of each apple. For seeds, you can either cut out 12 seeds for each apple from black felt, or you can use real seeds or black beads. 

Children roll a die and place that number of seeds in each section. Then write the addition or multiplication problem that represents the number of seeds in that apple.

Counting Apple Seeds
Cut out 10 red and 10 yellow tagboard apples. On each of the yellow draw one to ten seeds in the center using a black marker. Number the red apples from one to ten identify the number on the red apples and place on the yellow apples. Laminate them. Have the children match the corresponding apple numbers.

 Hungry Monster
Make a monster with a big mouth opening out of a box. Then tell a story about the apple monster who lives in a far away orchard. This monster is so hungry he has to be fed with apples or he will eat us up. Have your babes roll apples into the monster’s mouth. The one who feeds the monster the most apples wins!

Orchard Relays
Materials Needed:
Large Trees
Apples
Bowls
Tape
Timer 
Directions:
Make a large tree, one for each child or team. Next give each child an apple made from red, green or yellow construction paper or tag board. Laminate them. Have them write their names and something they are thankful for onto their apples. Divide class into teams. The teams line up in single file, opposite their tree. Between the teams and their trees is a simple obstacle course with four or five obstacles. There could be a table to go under; chairs to weave in and out of; an old blanket to wriggle under or a skipping rope to jump over – the choice is yours! Place the cut out apples in a bowl, one for each child. Set a timer and on the GO, the children or teams will grab an apple from their bowl, run the obstacle course to their tree, tape the apple on, then race back to tag off to the next player on their team or gets another apple and repeats until all their apples are taped on their tree. First child or team to place all their apples onto their apple tree is the winning team!
Pass the Apple

Play “Pass the Apple” like hot potato. When the music stops, whoever is holding the apple, goes into the “apple pot” which is the center of the circle. When all the “apples” are in the pot, have your babes make applesauce. Stir (children turn), add sugar, add cinnamon, etc, to taste(children shake). When baking, your babes will giggle a lot when they start to bubble.

Apple Jump Rope Rhyme List

Apple Cider Sticks
Apple cider sticks,
It makes me sick,
It makes my heart go two forty six,
Not because I’m dirty,
Not because I’m clean,
Just because I kissed a boy,
Behind a magazine,
Hey girls, Wanna have some fun,
Here comes ________,
With his/her pants undone,
He/she can wiggle,
He/she can jiggle,
He/she can even do the splitz,
But I betcha 5 bucks he/she can’t do this,
Close your eyes and count to 10,
If you mess up, Start all over again! 
Apple On A Stick

Apple on a stick, apple on a stick
I can lick it all day and not get sick.
Apple in a cup, apple in a cup
I can drink it all day and not fill up.
Apple in a crunch, apple in a crunch
I can eat it all day, it is so good to munch
Apple in a cake, apple in a cake
I can eat it all day with no tummy ache
Apple in a pie, apple in a pie
I can eat it all day and never cry.
Apple in a dish, apple in a dish
I can eat it all day, it’s so delish!

 
This is the way we recited the above jump rope rhyme when I was a child in the 50’s & 60’s:

Apple on a stick,
It makes me sick,
It makes my stomach go two forty six,
Not because it’s dirty,
Not because it’s clean,
Not because I kissed a boy,
Behind a magazine.
Hey girls, Here comes ________ (name of a girl)
In a tight, tight skirt.
She can wiggle,
She can wabble,
She can even do the splitz,
But I betcha 5 bucks he/she can’t do this,

Jump out, then back in and count until you miss. Then the next child jumps to the rhyme.

Grandpa’s Apple Farm
I went down to grandpa’s farm,
Billy goat chased me round the barn.
Chased me up the apple tree,
Butted the tree to get at me.
How many apples round and red,
Fell on that old billy goat’s head?
1, 2, 3, etc.
Here are two more Apple games on You Tube to play with your babes:
The Count Counts Apples on Sesame Street: 

 

Where’s the Apple?

  Well, that is all the rhyme and game fun I have gathered through the decades for my babes. They have enjoyed learning and acting out generation after generation and so will yours!

And now for our last Apple Pack FREEBIE! These adorable vintage coloring pages from my personal collection at our AKGVH Teacher’s Notebook Store: 

Vintage Apple Coloring Pages Activity Mini Pack

We hope you enjoy our Apple activity list fun as much as we do every apple season. Once again, if you have any rhymes, poems, songs, stories, etc that are not listed here, share them in our comments section below! Also sign up for our monthly newsletter for MORE vintage fun from the days of yesteryear.  See you soon!

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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:
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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:

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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! 
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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! 
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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! 
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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)
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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! 
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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.
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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)
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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: 

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Welcome to Part 3 of our Ladybug Love Unit! If you missed Parts 1& 2 , you can check them out here:

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So land on this here post and hang with us for awhile, as we tripped on some far-out ladybug games and did an out-a-sight craft!!! You will want to trip our dyno Ladybug Mask Pattern FREEBIE scene with your babes as well!! 

My babes were DIGGIN’ this Ladybug Posture Balance Game! First I made our ladybug balance ballons. Using a funnel, I put some rice inside a red balloon. Then I blew up the balloon and tied it. Next I drew a ladybug on each babes balloon. I turned on our record player and put on our Romper Room record and played the Posture Basket Song…

…while they walked around balancing their ladybug balloons on their heads. Instead of the word “basket” in the song, we substituted “ladybug”…WHAT FUN they had balancing their ladybugs:

  

Your babes can play our Ladybug Posture Balance  Game as well using the following vintage Romper Room Posture Basket song: 


And if you are interested in purchasing Romper Room Activity Records for your classroom, while I am currently unable to find this exact record on Amazon, here are some other Romper Room Activity Records you may want to trip on:

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Romper Room Activity Record

We learned about ladybug claws. They are called palps. Ladybugs use them to put food into their mouths. 
 
Ladybugs are very helpful to us because they eat aphids, scale and spider mites and mealy bugs that attack other plants. Some even eat plant mildew. Because of their usefulness ladybugs are often harvested and sold to farmers to control the harmful insects.

I gave each of my babes  a clothes pin and a bowl, then placed some large pom poms on the table. My babes then simulated a ladybug catching (with the clothespin) aphids and putting them in their mouth (bowl).  They did such a DYNO job of filling their bowls with much excitement along with a sense of accomplishment! DIG the scene:
 



Ladybugs also use their antennae’s attached below their eyes to feel, smell and taste. Along with their eyes, antennae’s help the ladybugs gather their environment info and hunt for their foods of interest.

 

With this in mind, we learned about ladybug eyes. Ladybugs have two compound eyes. Their compound eyes are made up of what looks like a collection of bumps. The sections are called ommatidia that point in different directions to pick up movement. Each ommatidium is able to pick up certain details such as brightness, color, etc. We made our own ladybug eyes using egg carton portions, foil & wiggle eyes. 

First, I cut an egg carton flat into a circle. Then I had my babes paint their egg carton circle piece and let it dry. Next I had my babes make foil balls to fit inside each compartment. Then they glue gunned their large wiggle eyes and foil into the correct spot:

Next I crumpled up foil and wrapped it around each eye circle to complete:  



These ladybug eyes are OUT – A – SIGHT:

If you want to make ladybug eyes and are in need of some supplies, DIG Amazon:

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DIG this vintage Circus theme egg carton checkers game FREEBIE you can make with your left over egg carton:

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Last we covered the ladybug’s lifecycle. Since ladybugs are indeed beetles, their correct name being ladybird beetles and I do not have an actual ladybug lifecycle flannelboard set, I used my beetle set. First I set up the ladybug beetle lifecycle in rote. We reviewed it several times, then I had my babes build the ladybug lifecycle in sequence themselves:

Then we made these cute little Ladybug Lifecycle Mini Books. For their covers, I had each babe  put their finger on a red ink pad, then place their inked finger on the page. They did this as many as they wanted, and when the ink was dry, I drew on the antennae’s and legs:

For the inside pages I used the following ladybug lifecycle sequencing cards printout from Enchanted Learning. My babes colored & cut the page into 4 smaller pages, one page for each stage. Then I stapled them together in sequence:

And one of our FAV pastimes each Spring is a ladybug hunt!

I get out their bug boxes & off around our yard they go:


 And as one can imagine, they can NEVER resist bringing those lovable lady’s into the house:

 Hey, l@@ks like they missed this ladybug:

Hey, bet you did NOT know baby ladybugs have a paci in their mouth!

If you want to make a Ladybug foam mask with your babes, yes even your paci babes, DIG our AKGVH Ladybug Mask Pattern FREEBIE!!!
At the end of the day, ladybugs go back to their homes, our bug boxes and masks are put away for another day! 

And to wrap up our ladybug unit for the year, I made some most delectible ladybug cup cakes. Easy to make & FUN to eat, they were SWEEEEEEEEEEET!!!


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