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Ten Shiny Apples                      Have You Ever Seen An Apple             A Little Apple Seed
By Victoria Smith                     (tune: Have You Ever Seen a             (tune: Eensy, Weensy Spider)
(tune: Angel Band)                    Lassie?)                                Once a little apple seed
There was one                         Have you ever seen an apple,            Was planted in the ground.
There were two                        an apple, an apple.                     Down came the raindrops
There were three shiny apples.        Have you ever seen an apple,            Falling all around.
There were four                       that grows on a tree?                   Out came the big sun
There were five                       A red one, a yellow one,                Bright as it could be.
There were six shiny apples.          a green one, a golden one.              And that little apple seed grew
There were seven                      Have you ever seen an apple,            To be an apple tree.
There were eight                      that grows on a tree?
There were nine shiny apples.
There were ten shiny apples in the
Apple Seed                            Found an Apple                          Ten Little Apples
(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)              (tune: "My Darling Clementine")         (tune: "Ten Little Indians")
 I'm a little apple seed,             Found an apple, found an apple.         One little, two little, three little
 Peeking through,                     Found an apple on a tree.               apples,
 Please help me,                      I was napping, just catnapping,         Four little, five little, six little apples,
 I'll help you.                       Underneath the apple tree.              Seven little, eight little, nine little
 Dig me a hole,                       Then it hit me, then it his me,         apples,
 And hide me away,                    As the apple fell on me.                Ten little apples for you and me!
 And I'll be an apple tree,           I discovered, yes discovered.
 Some fine day.                       Newton's law of gravity
Apples Up on Top                      I Love Apples                           Johnny Appleseed Song
(tune: Up on the Housetop)            (tune: "You Are My Sunshine")           (tune: "Do you Know the Muffin
Up in the treetop, way up high.        I love red apples. I love red          Man")
Three red apples for my pie.          apples.                                 Do you know the apple man,
How will I get them to the ground?    And I could eat them every day.         The apple man, the apple man?
I‟ll shake that tree „til they fall   I love the sweet ones. I love the       Do you know the apple man?
down!                                 tart ones.                              He planted apple seeds.
Shake, shake, shake!                  Apples keep the doctor away.
Watch them fall!                      I love green apples. I love green       He wore a pot upon his head,
Shake, shake, shake!                  apples.                                 Upon his head, upon his head.
I‟ll catch them all.                  And I could eat them every day.         He wore a pot upon his head.
Oh, into my basket, one, two,         I love them crunchy. I love them        His name was Johnny Appleseed.
three!                                munchy.
No more apples in that tree!          But I hate those apple bellyaches.      John Chapman was his real name,
                                      I love all apples. I love all apples.   His real name, his real name.
                                      And I could eat them every day.         John Chapman was his real name;
                                      I love the sweet ones. I love the       But, we call him Johnny
                                      tart ones.                              Appleseed.
                                      Please don't take my apples away.
Apples, Apples                        Shiny, Shiny Apple Red                  Apples Off My Tree
(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)              (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)   (tune: Skip to My Lou)
Apples juicy, apples round,           Shiny, shiny apple red.                 Pick some apples off my tree,
On the tree or on the ground.         Hanging high above my head.             Pick some apples off my tree,
Apples yellow, apples red,            On my tiptoes, reaching high.           Pick some apples off my tree,
Apple pie and juice and bread!        One last stretch, it‟s worth a try.     Pick them all for you and me.
Apples crunchy, apples sweet,         Shiny, shiny apple red.
Apples are so good to eat!            Grabbed it, ate it, now I‟m fed!
Finger Plays

Apples                                 Ten Red Apples                          One Apple, Two Apples
by Victoria Smith                      Ten red apples growing on a tree,       One apple,
A red apple.                           (Hold hands up high.)                   Two apples,
A yellow apple.                                                                Three apples,
A green apple.                         Five for you and five for me.           Four.
A blue apple?                          (Shake one hand, then the other.)       Five apples,
A red apple. Yum!                                                              Six apples,
A yellow apple. Yum!                   Help me shake the tree just so,         Seven apples,
A green apple. Yum!                    (Shake whole body.)                     More,
A blue apple? Yuck!                                                            Nine apples,
                                       And ten red apples down below,          Ten apples,
                                       (Lower hands while flitting fingers.)   Apples galore!

                                       One, two, three, four, five,
                                       (Count fingers on one hand.)

                                       Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
                                       (Count fingers on opposite hand.)
Five Little Worms                      Apples                                  Apples
Five little worms, happy as can be,    Apples in the attic,                    Red apples,
Living in an apple on an apple tree.   Apples in the hall,                     Green apples,
They nibbled to the left,              Apples in the summer,                   Yellow apples, too.
and they nibbled to the right.         Apples in the fall.                     Big apples,
They nibbled on that apple             Apples make you healthy,                Little apples,
with all of their might.               Apples make you tall,                   Shiny apples, too.
                                       I will eat some apples,                 Crunchy apples,
When the apple was gone and the        I will eat them all.                    Soft apples,
worms were fed,                                                                Rotten apples, ooh!
They quickly fell asleep in a cozy
feather bed!
Eat an Apple                           Apple Surprise                          Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Eat an apple                           Way up High in the apple tree           Way up high in the apple tree
(bring hand to mouth)                  A little brown worm smiled at me        All the little apples smiled at me.
Save the core                          I winked my eye and what do you         I shook that tree as hard as I could,
(make a fist)                          suppose                                 Down came the apples,
Plant the seeds                        A shiny red apple dropped on my         Mmmm, were they good.
(bend down and touch the ground)       nose!
And grow some more
(extend arms out).
The Apple                              Ten Red Apples                          Picking Apples
I have a little apple,                 Here I have five apples. (hold up       Picking apples
red and round.                         five fingers)                           One by one
On a tree,                             And here are five again. (hold up       One by one
it is found.                           other hands)                            Put them in a basket
If you take a bite,                    How many apples altogether?             Put them in a basket
You will see...                        (shrug)                                 Oh, what fun!
Just how tasty it will be!             Why, five and five make ten! (clap)
Apples                                 High In The Apple Tree                  Ten Red Apples
Red and juice, shiny, sweet,           Way up high in the apple tree           Ten red apples grow on a tree
Apple you‟re so good to eat. Crisp     Two round apples smiled at me.          Five for you and five for me
and crunchy, healthy too. This core    I shook that tree as hard as I could    Let us shake the tree just so...
is all that is left of you!            Down came the apples                    And ten red apples will fall below.
                                       Mmmm! They were good!                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Language & Literacy Activities
1. Introduce your Apples theme by bringing three apples (with stems) to school. Tell students that you have
three objects in this sack that they cannot see. Give the students clues and have them guess.
1. The objects have a skin.
2. They have seeds.
3. They hang from trees.
4. One is red, one is green, one is yellow.
5. They can be eaten raw or cooked.
6. The name of the objects begin with an "a".

2. Read the book, Ten Apples Up on Top. Make a class book called "We Have Apples Up on Top. For each
page have the following sentence: _______had_______ up on top. Above the text, have a picture of the child.
Have each child pick an apple with a number on it.
They then glue the number of apples on top of their picture. Laminate the book, the children love reading it.

3. Apples
Red and juicy, shiny, sweet,
apple you're so good to eat.
Crisp and crunchy, healthy, too.
This core is all that's left of you!
Author Unknown

Type the apple poem and place it on the bottom of the page of paper. At the top, have the students tear tiny
pieces of red construction paper to make an apple. You can even have the children make apples with "bites"
taken out of it.

4. Apple Sorting Mat: Make a /a/ sorting mat, print on cardstock and laminate. Have students sort pictures that
begin with the /a/ sound onto the mat.

5. Letter /A/ Discrimination: Give students a pile of magnetic letters or letter tiles and have them sort the Aa's
onto the apple mat above.

6. Shared Writing Ideas:

        o   Write a KWL chart about apples.

        o   Brainstorm a list of foods that come from apples.
        o   Brainstorm a list of fruits.
        o   Write the word "apples" on the chalkboard. Brainstorm a list of words
            that can be made from the letters in the word "apples". Some
            examples are:
                    as
                   pea
                   pal
                   sap
                   seal
                     lap
                     slap
         o Compare apples with another fruit such as an orange. Make a Venn diagram or use a graphic
           organizer to compare and contrast.
         o Brainstorm and write words that describe apples.
7. Class Book:

After reading Ten Apples Up On Top, make a class book. First let the students draw the number of apples that
they will be illustrating. Each page has the frame "__________ has _____ apples up on top." I have a boy
and girl body on the page. They have to decide which body to use. I give them their photocopied pictures for
their heads. They draw the correct number of apples on their head. Then they write their name in the correct
place and write their number in the correct place. Also thumbprint apples can be used. Red ink or paint for the
apple, brown and green markers for the stem and leaf.

8. Pocket Chart Stories:

           o     Use "The Little Red House" in a pocket chart story for
                 this unit.

                              What is round
                                 and red
                             has no windows
                               has no door
                            a chimney on top
                            and a star inside?
                                An apple.

           o     "My Apple Story" in a pocket chart story.

                        First the seed,
                        Next the tree,
                        A blossom comes,
                        Then an apple for me.

           o     Use "Apple Happy" in a pocket chart.
                 The children love to read this poem during literacy stations.
                 Borrowed from Kinder Korner

Math Activities
1. Sorting
Sort real apples brought in for show and tell.
Die-cut red, yellow, and green apples (that are laminated) to be sorted.

2. Graphing
Graph the apples brought in for show and tell. First do a real apple graph, then use die cut apples and student
photos for our graph that stays up throughout the unit.

                      Graph “How Do You Like Your Apples?” (juice, dried, applesauce, whole).

                      Graph apples with stems or without stems.

                      Graph how many seeds did your apple have? Then discuss most, least, and same
                      number of seeds.
3. Patterns
Use AB pattern cards with red, yellow, or green apples on them. The students use unifix cubes to make AB

4. Ordering
Use Ziploc bags with laminated apples numbered 0-5 in them. The students put the apples in order and ask a
friend to check to see if they are correct.

5. Work Mats
           o    Die-cut 11 large apples and laminate them. I write the numbers 0-10 on
                them. Plastic bugs are used as counters. Some students are not ready for
                0-10, so also have 0-5 workjob mats.

           o    Use workjob mats with felt trees and apple

6. Estimation

           o    Estimate the number of seeds in an apple.

           o    Estimate the circumference of your apple. (too short, too long, just right)

           o    Estimate how many apples will fit into a small paper lunch sack, a plastic tub, or a basket.

7. Weigh Apples
Make predictions if an apple weighs more or less than other things in the classroom. Use a small balance

8. Fractions
Use apples to teach and reinforce fractions. Cut apples into halves, thirds, and fourths.

9. Apple Match
Find clipart or file folder pictures for an apple match game.

10. Apple Glyph

Apple color: favorite color apple
Stem color: brown- likes to eat apples black- does not like to eat apples
Seeds: number of seeds tells our age
Leaves: 1-boy 2-girl
Worm - has been apple picking no worm-has never been apple picking
Art Projects

1. Stained Glass Apples
Provide an apple pattern fro children to trace onto red, green, and yellow construction
paper. Have then children cut out the inside and the outside of their apple. Use cut
squares of tissue paper in all shades of red, green, and yellow and fill the inside of the
apple with squares using a glue stick. This is a slow process. Some children have a
hard time with the glue and tissue paper. Make sure they keep moving the apple
around so that it doesn't get stuck to the work surface. Laminate the apples when
they are finished. They are BEAUTIFUL!

2. Paper Plate Apples
Each child gets a small white paper plate to paint. The following day the students will make a brown stem from
construction paper and trace a green leaf from construction paper. Use on a bulletin board.

3. Apple Prints
Cut several apples in half from side to side. Use red, green, and yellow apples to match red, green, and yellow
paint. Have each child paint the flat surface of the apple half, then carefully press the painted side of the apple
on white construction paper. Let them make several prints. After the paint has dried, the children can draw
arms, legs, and faces on their apple prints with black marker. They can then dictate a sentence to describe
what their apple creatures are doing.
borrowed from Macmillian Early Skills Program

4. The Apple Tree Cycle
On 12x18 construction paper, glue 4x1 pieces of brown paper to make tree
trunks. Use a brown crayon and draw branches on the trees. Sponge pink paint
and a few green sponges on the first tree for spring. Sponge green paint on the
second tree. Sponge red, yellow, and orange paint on the third tree for fall.
Leave the last tree bare for winter.
adapted from Aims Education Foundation

5. Class Apple Trees
Tear off four sheets of white bulletin board paper and draw tree trunks and branches on them. Let groups of
children work on the trees. One group paints the trunks, another paints the branches, one group sponges the
blossoms, leaves, and apples. Put them up and label them spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Cooking Activities
1. Simple Applesauce

5 apples
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Peel, core, and slice each apple into 8 pieces. Put apples in pot with water, cinnamon, and sugar. Cover and
boil until apples are tender. Use a potato masher to mash the apples into applesauce.

2. Baked Apples Snack
borrowed from Mrs. Sirois' Farm

Make baked apples for the children to enjoy at snack time. Wash and core one apple per child. Place apples
upright in a baking dish. Fill centers of apples with raisins and brown sugar. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top.
Bake for one hour at 350. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Sure to be a hit!

3. An Apple Smile
borrowed from Mrs. Sirois' Farm

Core and slice an apple. Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice. Place four tiny marshmallows
on top of the peanut butter of one slice. Top with another apple slice, peanut butter side down. Gently squeeze

4. Apple Honey Grahams
borrowed from Mrs. Sirois' Farm

Need: Apples, Graham crackers, Peanut butter, Optional: honey

Give each child a slice of apple and a table knife for dicing the apple. Spread a graham cracker slice with
peanut butter. Add honey, if you like. Sprinkle diced apples on top.

5. Caramel Apples

Slice apples into fourths. Spoon bought caramel over apple slices.