Apples, Apples Songs 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 tree. 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. Clues: 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 patterns. 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 pieces. 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 scale. 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 together. 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.