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My babes DIG the book and record set scene. Some feature a narrator along with various orchestrations, songs and sounds, while others are just narrated. Book and record sets bring a multi sensory supplemental adventure to the story. The following sets are our FAVS and we read them several times throughout our Fire Safety studies.

                                                       



The first Fire Safety book and record set we read while listening to is “Five Little Fireman”. It was a Little Golden Book that was put into a record set. The bright and colorful detailed illustrations take you along with 5 firemen of yesteryear on their job putting out a little house fire:

The firemen received a call about a house fire. Down the pole they slide and jump into their firetruck:

The fire won’t wait, so off they go:

They clang as they whiz through the streets:

They get to the little burning house and each little fireman promptly performs his duties:

The five little firemen put out the fire:

Then off they go back to the fire station, mission accomplished: 

And the five little firemen jump into bed, a job well done:  

 


We are very keen on Peter Pan Records as they are bursting at the seams with sounds, songs and brilliant illustrations. Frankie the Brave Fireman is a Peter Pan Book & Record set we review every year as well.


Frankie was a brave fireman:

but no one in his town took him seriously:


Even his fellow firefighter’s sing about his mishaps accompanied by an orchestra:


But Frankie kept a positive outlook and worked hard:

One day as Frankie sat on his bunk polishing his badge, the fire bell rang…all the firemen slid down the pole:

Frankie scurried as fast as he could but he was too late….Frankie had been left behind: 

The firemen were already at the fire singing their fireman song as they worked:

As Frankie came upon the scene, the firemen were gone and all was serene…but was it?


Sure enough someone had left their puppy and the fire was still burning upstairs…the building was about to collapse. As quick as a wink, Frankie grabbed a nearby ladder and climbed up:


Frankie grabbed that pup and out the door he ran…the people cheered:


The townsfolk talked about Frankie’s bravery for a long time afterward and Frankie and the pup became best friends:



eBay has a few to select from:

Frankie the Brave Fireman Peter Pan Book & Record Set



Our last book and record set is Huckleberry Hound at the Firehouse:


One day when Huck went looking for a job, he happened upon the firehouse. When the firemen saw he was not a Dalmatian, they promptly threw him out:

After Huck pouted for a bit. he went home and came up with an idea:


When Huck went with the firemen, all he did was create havoc:

But Huck was not daunted, no siree! Quick as a wink Huck jumped down the chimney and ran out the door and jumped into the firetruck:

Huck backed up the truck and slammed on the brakes. All the water poured out onto the fire:

And when the water washed Huck clean, the firemen discovered he was not a real firedog and waved good-by:


eBay has a substantial selection to choose from: 

Huckleberry Hound at the Firehouse Peter Pan Book & Record Set





We made Dalmatian headbands to go with our Huck the Fireman story. 
I had my babes cut two ear shapes out of white heavy-weight tagboard while I used my trusty paper cutter to cut a 24″ X 1.5″ strip for each child.   
Then I had my babes put spots on the ears and their headbands using a black bingo marker.
Next they glued the ears onto their headbands in the proper places and let them dry.  When dry, I wrapped the headband around their head for a snug fit, then removed it & stapled the ends where they lay. 

                                   

My babes had so much interactive adventures playing Huck as I read the story. 
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Next we made Dalmatian Pudding Cups. First I had my babes stamp black “spots” on pre-cut white foam ear shapes using the eraser on the end of an unsharpened #2 pencil and a black ink pad. 

While they were doing that, I drew a muzzle & whiskers on a clear plastic cup with a black permanent marker.  When they were finished, I glued the spotted ears and two wiggle eyes on their cups with my glue gun.   
                            

                                      


                           
Then we made the pudding and stirred in some chocolate chips. I poured the pudding into the cups and of course my babes wanted whipped cream on the top. I would say our Dalmatian Pudding Cups turned out real cool and tasty too!

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And here is for your FREEBIE! Our Dalmatian Fire Dog Mini Activity Pack from our AKGVH Teacher’s Notebook Store: 
Vintage Dalmatian Fire Dog Mini Activity Pack

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Welcome to our Fire Prevention Vintage Classic Video Reviews and Fire Safety Check-up FREEBIE!  

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As scheduled, we begin all of our units implementing different forms of media both audio and visual to introduce the concept(s) of the unit being studied. 
The following Fireman video’s are AKGVH FAV’S:


Our first vintage reel is a Disney Cartoon dated 1935 starring Mickey Mouse Mickey’s featuring Donald Duck, Goofy and a guest star appearance, Clarabelle the Cow. Presented in its original TRUE vintage form it is filled with mishaps and calamity intermingling with MEGA havoc!!! As expected in cartoons of yesteryear, tho’ havoc ensues, all is STILL havoc! Watch the original vintage Disney characters in FULL form:  
Mickey’s Fire Brigade

Another Disney classic character is Donald Duck. In this vintage 1940 reel, Donald Duck plays a fire chief. Featuring the antic’s of Donald’s 3 devious nephew’s along with Donald BLOWING his stack resulting in the most hilarious mishaps along the way:    

 

 

 

Hook and Ladder Hookum, a 1933 Cartoon put out by Van Beuren Studios starred their original characters, the short-tall human duo Tom & Jerry, who in later years the studio changed their names to Dick & Larry. The theme is basically the same as Disney’s old tyme cartoons, tho’ havoc ensues, all is STILL havoc!

  

 

Here are some most notable background info links outlining Van Beuren Studios to glean essay content for older children:

Wikipedia Van Beuren Studios

Images Journal Van Beuren Review

 

One of our FAV characters is Gabby from the 1939 Gulliver’s Travels animated movie, which by the by won 7 awards and sported 9 spin off cartoons. In this reel, one of the spin off characters Gabby, resolves to help anyone in need and in this instance, it is his local fire department. Watch Gabby’s antics take control as a fireman in “Fire Cheese” from Max Fleisher in 1941:
And here is the Fleischer Studios link for Gulliver. From there, older children can navigate for more studio essay information:

Some of my FAV cartoons as a child were from Famous Studios, “Screen Song” or “Start the Day with a Song” in which you follow the bouncing ball and sing along…in the “The Big Flame Up” you will follow the flaming fireball to sing “A Hot Time in the Old Town”:

Popeye the Sailor is another FAV from days gone by. In this Max Fleischer cartoon Olive Oyl once again finds herself in need of a man to rescue her. A series of competitions ensue between Popeye and his co-star “Bluto” later named “Brutus” which ensures a good thrashing for Olive and ultimately brings Popeye to her final rescue. Popeye in The Two Alarm Fire:


 

This last reel for the younger set, Smokey Bear in “The Fire Fighters Convention” is from Rankin & Bass. Airing in1969-1970 as a Saturday morning cartoon series the “Fire Fighters Convention” was one of the episodes, which thankfully is available on youtube:

 

 

 

Your Fire Department was a public ed film released by the Los Angeles Fire Dept. in 1949. It presents detailed segments of firefighters at work, various types of fires along with fire prevention and safety. It also displays the many different types of fire fighting vehicles of the era:


 

 

Fireman Tom Briggs starts as Firefighter First Class at Station 1in this 1954 “The Fireman”. This reel displays  care of equipment and various fireman duties and drills, EXCELLENT for the younger set:

 

 

 

The Story of a Fireman put out by Los Angeles Fire Dept. depicts a narrated fireman’s life at the LAFD in 1954 for older elementary and Junior High children:

 

Next I break out my view master projector:

to show “Firefighters in Action”:



The reel comes with an accompanying guide covering each scene:

We close all the doors in our tiny hallway downstairs to make it as dark as possible. Then using the end door as a screen, my babes huddle around to experience learning via different medias:




If you dig the View Master Wall Projector scene, well DIG this….you can find it on Amazon in vintage:

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or new:

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Check out eBay’s rather large selection: 

View Master Projector



Only eBay has the Firefighter’s in Action Reel and believe it or not, there is a small selection to choose from: 

Firefighters in Action View Master Reel 




Targeted for upper elementary and junior high children, The Flintstones in “Fire Escape” & “Fire Alarm” film strips with accompanying audio cassettes put out by Hanna-Barbara, distributed by B & L films come complete with a teacher’s guide. These are a part of an entire series of various Hanna-Barbara characters starring in various films for education:

     

And believe it or not, you can still purchase these on eBay: 

Hanna-Barbara Film Strips


If you have never used film strips as an interactive ed media in your classroom, TRUST me on this as mine DIG the scene and you will find yours will as well. They find something exciting in that vintage metal projector, shutting off the lights and closing the blinds, not to  mention they are STOKED to run it themselves. They learn how to thread the projector as well, even showed me a few tricks. You will be absolutely astounded to note even the younger set gets hep to the action QUICKLY! 

You can make any flat solid color surface a screen. I use an easel:

Amazon has a projector you can check out:

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eBay ALWAYS has a favorable selection of vintage projectors:

Vintage Film Strip Projector


You can even get replaceable lights and while it advertises 15 or 25 hr, well I can tell you that we have used our projector with every subject for decades and as yet had to change the bulb:

I will add that I DO have back up bulbs on hand carefully stored but I must proclaim these vintage projectors are practically BOMB PROOF!! MOST unlike today’s throw away society.


eBay has a rather formidable selection: 

Film Strip Projector Bulb Replacements for Vintage Projectors


Film strips are also mind-blowing as you can trip the scenes one by one as classroom discussion evolves:

To promote discussion of a particular frame scene, you just switch the projector to fan only so the light does NOT melt film:

then either lift the needle with the lever in the back on the record player:

or push the stop on the cassette player:  

This spontaneous method of learning via projection keeps your babes in rapt attention throughout the strip thereby instilling greater recollection. 
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or choose from over 9,000 listings on eBay:

Record Players


If you chose a record player with no cassette player, Amazon has a few:

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Cassette Players


Some projectors come with a case while others do not. To store a projector that does not have a case, you can use toaster, coffee maker or mixer sized appliance covers. The size you get will be determined on the dimensions of your projector. I used a blender size for mine. I had made it for my mother but when she came to live with us, I snagged it for my projector and just folded it over at the bottom to fit:



Here are some nice ones from Amazon:

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You can find them on eBay as well as patterns to make your own like I did:

Appliance Covers



And believe it or not, even Amazon has some appliance sewing patterns:

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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.


Or rummage through eBay’s large selection: 

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!
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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)

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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: 

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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!
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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: 

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

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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! 
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! 
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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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Part 2 of Going Apples

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Ladybug Love Unit! If you missed Part 1, you can dig the scene here: 

Next we did some ladybug counting games. Using our flannelboard ladybugs, we did the following fingerplays:

FIVE LITTLE LADYBUGS

Five little lady bugs sitting in a tree.

The first one said, “I ‘m glad I’m me.”

The second one said, “I feel great too,”

The third one said, “How about you?”

The fourth one said, “It’s time to fly away,”

The fifth one said, “We’ll talk another day.

Another Version:

Five little ladybugs climbing on some plants,
Eating the aphids, but not the ants.
The first one said, “Save some aphids for me.”
The second one said, “They’re as tasty as can be.”
The third one said, “Oh they’re almost gone.”
The fourth one said, “Then we’d better move on.”
The fifth one said, “Come on, let’s fly!”
So they opened up their wings and they flew through the sky.

Ladybug in the Air

I saw a little lady bug go flying in the air,

But when I tried to catch her, two bugs were there.

Two little lady bugs flew up to a tree,

I tiptoed very quietly, but then there were three.

Three little lady bugs, looking for one more,

I saw one sitting on the ground, and that makes four.

Four little lady bugs, another to arrive,

I saw one landing on a flower, and that made five!

Five little lady bugs all red with black spots too,

I clapped my hands and away they all flew!

Six Hungry Ladybugs

by  Heather Tekavec


Six hungry ladybugs climbing up a tree,
Six hungry ladybugs, can’t you see?

The first one ate just one leaf, soft and green.
The second one ate two leaves, shiny and clean.

The third one ate three leaves, enough to fill her tummy.
The fourth one ate four leaves, every one was yummy.

The fifth one ate five leaves, it took him all day long.
The sixth one ate six leaves, and then the leaves were gone!



Three Little Ladybugs

One little ladybug (hold up one finger)
With spots on its wings,
Landed right beside me (tap sides)
As I played on the swings. (sway forward and backward)
Two little Lady Bugs (hold up two fingers)
Flew around a flower, (move two fingers in a circle)
Then crawled beneath a leaf  (children cup one hand over two fingers)
To nap for half an hour.  (children lay their heads on their hands)

 
 

                                               Ladybug Love

Our first ladybug game we played was roll n’ count. My babes rolled the dice, then put the rolled number of ladybugs near their initial on the pocket chart. As you can see, they just kept rolling & counting:

Next we did some ladybug interactive dot counting games with our flannelboard. First I made a large ladybug tagboard master pattern, then using a pencil, traced each piece according  to its count (10 dots, 6 legs, 1 head & 1 body) onto a pre-cut milk filter sheet. Next, I traced each piece with a black Sharpie marker, then colored the appropriate color (black or red) in its proper space. Finally, I glued the head and legs onto the body and let it dry. For added fun, I glue gunned red wiggle eyes on the head in their appropriate place. Then let the fun begin:

While working on our ladybug dots flannelboard, we did the following Ladybug Rhymes & Poems:

Ladybug Lost Her Dots

Little Ladybug on the ground
Doesn’t make a sound.
Looking for her ten black dots
She lost them on the ground.


One black dot
Two black dots
Three block dots
And four.


Five black dots
Six black dots
She’s looking for some more.


Seven black dots
Eight black dots
Nine black dots 
And ten.


The ladybug who lost her dots has found them all again!

Little Red Bug

by Susan M. Paprocki

Little red bug, oh so cute,

Here’s a black spot for your suit.

Now you go and have some fun

With your spot, your very first one.

Little red bug, oh so cute,

Here’s a black spot for your suit.

It’s so nice to own a few,

So enjoy these lovely two.

Little red bug, oh so cute,

Here’s a black spot for your suit.

We are very pleased to see

How nice you look with all three.

Little red bug, oh so cute,

Here’s a black spot for your suit.

You might feel that you need more,

So we proudly give you four.

Little red bug, oh so cute,

Here’s a black spot for your suit.

Heaven, heaven, sakes alive,

Look at you, you’re wearing five!

Ladybug Has Spots

Sing to: The Muffin Man 

Ladybug has 1 black spot,
1 black spot, 1 black spot.
Ladybug has 1 black spot,
Pretty ladybug!

Repeat with 2, 3, 4, etc…

You can do the above activity with your babes using our FREEBIE Ladybug Dot Counting Flannelboard Activity Pattern from our Teacher’s Notebook Shop: 


Here is the link for the milk filters I use to make these bodaciously fun interactive flannelboard activities. (Keep in mind you will have to pre-cut these filters into 8 1/2″  X 11″ sheets for printing):


If you do NOT have any red wiggle eyes, you can get some from Amazon:

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Then we did some ladybug dot count number matching on our flannelboard. I placed different dot count ladybugs on the table along with flannel numbers. Each child chose a ladybug, counted the dots and found its corresponding number. We also used our sliding number lines to find the number in rote:


You can make your own Ladybug Dot Number Matching Game with our FREEBIE printable from our Teacher’s Notebook Store:

AKGVH Ladybug Dot Number Matching Game


If you do NOT have any felt numbers, you can get some on Amazon:

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DIG this adorable Beginners Felt Counting Set you can use with other units as well:

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While I could not find the exact slide-n-learn number lines that we have (apparently they have been discontinued) I did find these frog themed slide-n-learn’s from Really Good Stuff:

 

or maybe these from Lakeshore interest you: 

  

We also did a pocket chart ladybugs on leaves counting game.

They LOVE it!!!

You can get this game to do with your babes from Making Learning Fun:   


Here is a quick ladybug craft we did some years past when Julian & Sierra were little.

Made from a paper bowl and small paper plate for the wings, these easy to paint & assemble ladybugs have survived the test of time. Every year I put them away in my Spring storage bin until the next Spring and now my grandbabes enjoy them when we study ladybugs:



Well, we hope you enjoyed trippin’ the ladybug scene with us thus far. If you have not as of yet visited our Ladybug Love Activities & FREEBIES Part 1, once again, here is a quick link for your convenience: 

See you next time on Part 3 of our Ladybug Love Activities & FREEBIES! 

Ladybug Love Activities and Freebies Part 3

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Everyone DIGS ladybugs and we have found alot of ladybug activities in webland.  So come tiptoe through our AKGVH ladybug activity garden and trip with us!

As you know by now, I always start out with some vintage clips. The following ladybug clips are both vintage & current packed full of ladybug info & fun!



Here is the Ladybug, Ladybug song complete with music and sound from some college students. They did a GREAT job!  


This grampa is so adorable reading to his grandson this FAV Ladybug book from Eric Carle:


The BBC Network did a ladybug fact instructional featuring some interesting Ladybug tidbits:

This video covers the different colors ladybugs display:


This vintage Ladybugs Picnic from Sesame Street is soooooo CUTE!


This video takes you through the ladybug lifecycle:


Watch this ladybug eat aphids up close:


Dig these ladybug slow motion take offs:

This ladybug playing with cookie sprinkles is TOOO MUCH!


Here is some ladybug fun for pre-k-grade 1 babes:


Every babes FAV 10 Little Ladybugs board book:


DIG these far-out ladybug fingernail designs for both long & short nails:

And you may want this out-a-sight Ladybug Motion Wallpaper for your computer fun:


Check out this children’s ladybug bedset:


Bring on the Ladybug Bed Set love in your babe’s room from Amazon:

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Your baby girl would DIG these Ladybug jammies to go with her bedset!

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Top off your infant’s Ladybug Crib Set with this Ladybug polka dot infant crib mobile: 

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I compiled the following Ladybug Rhymes, Finger Plays & Poems throughout the years on a doc, then printed it out. Everyday we did some of the following using our Ladybug hand puppet.

Actually it really is a bath mitt but I snagged it to use for this unit. I added the pipe cleaner antenna’s.  You can get a ladybug bath mitt to use in your classroom for this unit from Amazon:

 
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If you do NOT want to purchase a hand puppet, you can make one using our EXCLUSIVE Ladybug Hand Puppet Pattern with sewing directions FREEBIE from our Teacher’s Notebook Shop: 

AKGVH Ladybug Hand Puppet FREEBIE Sewing Pattern





If you need some materials to make your ladybug hand puppets, then let’s go Amazon shopping!

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Your babes may want to make one for themselves for Ladybug activities as well:


Your babes can make our Ladybug Paper Bag Puppet using our FREEBIE pattern & the following directions:



Materials:

1 Paper Bag for Each Child
Red & Black Tempera Paint
Black & Red Construction Paper or Foam
School Glue Water Mixture
Black Glitter (Optional)
School Glue Bottle
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
2 Large Wiggle Eyes (Optional)
White Crayon
Black Dauber
1 Brad

Directions:

First, have your babes paint the inside of the paper bag fold red. This is the ladybug’s mouth. Next, have them paint the ladybug face, jaw & the back of the head black. Let dry. 

Now glue the shoes on the leg & the hands on the arms, let dry.
Then cut out 2 bodies from black construction paper. Using a mixture of glue & water, paint the glue one on the front of the paper bag close to the bottom. When the ladybug’s face & jaw are dry, glue the jaw on top of the body just below the fold, let dry. 

Next glue the other body piece on the back and then glue the head overlapping the body at the top matching and gluing the antennae’s together , let dry. 

Using a black dauber, have your babes daub dots on the wings, let dry. When back & wings are dry, take the brad and fasten the wings on to the bag from the back folding the excess brad over: 
Now you can outline your antennae’s with the glue bottle, then add the glitter for added sparkle, or you may choose to omit this step. We did both sides.

When the glitter is dry, glue gun the wiggle eyes on or using a white crayon, have your babe draw the eyes. The nose is drawn with the white crayon as well.

Insert the arms & legs inside the bag sides and glue down, let dry.
Now your puppet is ready to use!


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Here are the Ladybug Puppet rhymes and poems to use with your puppets:

Crimson Ladybug

 

It is a crimson Ladybug;
I wonder why the pet has come?
Perhaps it wants a little food,
To carry with it to its home?

 

Oh!  It spreads its tiny wings!
Mother, see?  It flies away!
Ladybug, you’re going home,
But come again another day!

 

© Chatterbox ~ 1897 Edition
London, England

Down in the Hollow

Down in the hollow,
Not so far away
I saw some little Ladybugs
When I went to play.

 

Swinging in the Clover,
Up in the air
I wonder if the Ladybugs
Knew I was there?

 

© Aileen Fisher

Found a Ladybug 

Sing to: Oh, My Darling Clementine

Found a ladybug, found a ladybug,
Found a ladybug just now.
Just now I found a ladybug,
Found a ladybug just now.

It was red, it was red,
It was red just now.
It was red with black spots,
Red with black spots just now.

Hospital Ladybug

The ladybug on the screen,

A pen doodling with no ink.

A bit of sun on a melancholy day,

On the sixth floor of the hospital wing.

I Am a Little Ladybug

Sing to I’m a Little Teapot 

I am a little ladybug on the go,
Landing on an arm, now an elbow.
See me fly around and around your hand,
Now watch as on your thumb I land.

I am a little ladybug searching for some toes,
But watch me quickly land on your nose.
Now I look around and head for your hair,
I muss it up a bit, then pat it down with care.

I am a little ladybug looking for a knee,
I’m just so happy you’re not bugged by me.
Now you see me heading for your chest,
This little ladybug needs some rest.

Another Version:

I am a little ladybug,
you can see.
I am a beetle,
pretty as can be.
I am brightly colored,
red and black.
Look at the pretty spots
on my back.

Lady The Bug

One sunny afternoon Lady Luck came my way,
She was bright red and spotted as I helped her that day.
Her paper wings closing as she landed on me,
I held her up loosely for others to see.
The wind picked up and started to blow,
and I knew Lady Luck would soon have to go.
So I cried; “Lady Bug, Lady Bug, fly away home!”
She opened her wings and left me standing alone.
It wasn’t long that I started to see,
millions of Lady Bugs smiling at me.

Ladybug 

Lady bug, lady bug,
How are you today?
Lady bug, lady bug,
Are you going to stay?
Lady bug, lady bug,
Or will you fly away.



Ladybug Feed Upon the Dew,

Lady-bug, lady-bug, fly away do.
Fly to the mountain, and feed upon dew,
Feed upon dew, and sleep on a rug,
And then run away, like a good little bug.

Ladybug Fly Away Home

Ladybug, Ladybug fly Away Home,
Night time is coming, the sunshine has gone.
Your family awaits, no more to be said,
It’s time little Ladybugs
were tucked up in bed!

Ladybug in Red 

Ladybugs all dressed in red,
Strolling through the flower bed.
If I were tiny just like you,
I would creep among the flowers too.

Ladybug, Ladybug Nursery Rhyme

Ladybug!  Ladybug!
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire.
And your children all gone.

All except one,
And that’s little Ann,
For she crept under
The frying pan.

Ladybug Rhyme 

Ladybug, ladybug, (move fingers)
Let me see your crawl, (crawl slowly on all fours)
Hurry after those harmful bugs, (move quickly on all fours)
But be careful, do not fall! (fall over)

Ladybug Landed on My Nose

Sing to: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Lady Bug, Lady Bug landed on my nose,
I went “kerchoo!” and off she flew!
Her body is round with big black dots,
My mommy told me they are called spots.
Lady Bug, Lady Bug she looks really neat,
With her bright red wings, and tiny black feet!



Ladybug Wears a Cape

Lady bug wears
An orange cape.
It opens up
And changes shape –

Now two wings lift her
into the air.
I wish I had
Such a cape to wear!

Dee Lillegard

Ladybugs

Sing to: Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Ladybugs have spots or stripes,

They are yellow, red or green;

They love to live where there are weeds;

Around the world they’re seen.

They’re in the beetle family,

And that is no surprise!

Though some folks call them “ladybugs”

Or even “lady flies.”


Ladybugs Fly 

Sing to: Three Blind Mice

Fly, fly, fly.
Ladybugs fly
Fly over here.
Fly over there.
They fly up high and they fly down low.
Around and around and around they go.
They fly fast, and they fly so slow.
Oh, ladybugs fly. 


 
Little Buggy

 

In the window of the washroom,

At our school yesterday,

A little bug was crawling,

In its little buggy way.


I whispered in its tiny ear,

To not make any noise;

Because it was a Ladybug,

And the washroom is for boys!

 

Copyright © Lois Simmie

Little Red Ladybug

Little red ladybug sits on a leaf.
She sits on a leaf on a tree.
And as she sits on that little green leaf.
There are so many friends to see!
Little yellow bumblebees buzz by the leaf.
They buzz by the leaf on the tree.
And as they buzz by that little green leaf.
There are so many friends to see!

Miss Lady Bug

Little ladybug,
Sweet little ladybug,
Where are you going now?

You go to fly,
While I must try,
And turn away as you go.

But if you feel
You need to come back,
Than this you must always know.

In my heart there’s a place for you,
It’s red with black spots.
It’s a place you can stay,
Where I will love you lots.

But I know that I can’t keep you,
For there are lives you need to please.
So then you shall fly,
To tend to others needs.

It would be wrong to keep you here,
And not let you go to live.
For you little bug, bless your heart,
Have lots of love to give.

Mr. Ladybug 

A ladybug went to work one day,
and said to her husband,
“Now while I’m away,
please take care of the house,
and sweep the floor,
and don’t let the baby bugs
fly out the door!”
So he polished, and cleaned, and vacuumed the rug,
he fed all the baby bugs, gave each a hug,
and when he finished, he said with a shrug,
“It’s really hard, being a man ladybug!
Oh, I work, and I work, just as hard as I can,
‘Cause it’s really hard, being a ladybug man!”


Never Hurt A Ladybug 

Sing to: Yankee Doodle 

Ladybugs are in my yard,
Just look at them devour.
Those pesky aphids on the leaves,
Of Mother’s pretty flowers.
Never hurt a ladybug,
We need them in the garden.
Ladybugs help flowers grow,
So we must never hurt them.

See the Ladybug 

Sing to: Frere Jacques 

See the ladybug, see the ladybug.
Watch it crawl, watch it crawl.
See it crawling higher,
See it crawling higher.
Watch it crawl, up the wall.

See the ladybug, see the ladybug.
Watch it crawl, watch it crawl.
See it crawling lower,
See it crawling lower.
Way down low, to my toe.

~Jean Warren

The Ladybug 

When strolling through the garden if you should chance to see,
A ladybug out walking please say ‘Hi!’ for me.
For a ladybug is a good bug,
And she helps the garden grow.
She is supposed to bring good luck,
So be sure to say ‘Hello!’

The Ladybug’s a Beetle

The ladybug’s a beetle.
It’s shaped like a pea.
Its color is a bright red
With lots of spots to see.

Although the name is “ladybug”,
Some ladybugs are “men”
So why don’t we say
“gentleman bug”
Every now and then?

The Tiny Ladybug 

When I was a child ladybugs would fly to me.
They would land on my arm and whisper little secrets in my ear
of things I would become:
A kind man …….gentle of mind.

A man of spirit who could close great divides.

But I don’t feel that big.
In fact, as I sit in the grass and talk to you,
I feel like a tiny Ladybug
on someone else’s arm……
And your ear is most important to me.

This Little Ladybug

Sing to: This Little Light Of Mine
 

This little ladybug,
I’m gonna let it fly.
This little ladybug,
I’m gonna let it fly.
This little ladybug,
I’m gonna let it fly.
Let it fly, let it fly, let it fly.




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AKGVH Ladybug Love Activities & Freebies! Part 2


 


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