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It’s September, and that marks the start of fall in my mind. I know it’s not actually fall yet, but my brain seems to be stuck on the school year calendar. Nothing says fall to me more than apples. So today, I thought it would be fun to do an all about apples post!
In the classroom, I like to begin the kindergarten and first grade classes with apple based songs, rhymes and books. There are so many possibilities you can use!
Way up High in an Apple Tree-this is a great counting song. Repeat until 0 apples
Apple Tree, Apple Tree-there are different games you can play. One way is similar to London Bridge (two children make tree and line goes under until apple drops) and the other is like Tisket, A Tasket
- I Climbed Up the Apple Tree (this is great for listening to long and short sounds)
I climbed up the apple tree
All the apples fell on me
Bake a pudding, bake a pie
Did you ever tell a lie?
- Five Red Apples -great for adding movement
Five red apples hanging in a tree
the juiciest apples you ever did see
the wind came by and gave a little frown
and one little apple came tumbling down
(continue until there are no apples)
- Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums
Apples, peaches, pears and plums
Tell me when your birthday comes
January, February, March, April?
May, June, July, August?
September, October, November, December?
- Ten Apples Up on Top Theo. LeSieg (my son absolutely loved this book. Anything with counting is a big deal at our house right now!)
- Tap the Magic Tree Christie Matheson
- Autumn is for Apples Michelle Knudsen
- Ten Red Apples Pat Hutchins
Music is play for children. Apple cut outs, apple shapes, and plastic apples are fun manipulatives you can try at home with these activities. My boys really enjoy adding apples to the tree and counting apples. Apple stamping was also a really fun activity!
Did I miss anything? I’d love to hear any apple song suggestions, activities or books you love at your house! Have a great weekend!
I’m linking up at Everything Early Childhood