Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchens
Gathering Activity: Apple Pie Play Dough Exploration
This play dough smells soooo good! We used the recipe found here at The Picky Apple.
The children had fun exploring with the play dough and fall cookie cutters.
Circle Time: Ten Red Apples
We open each week by singing “Here We Are Together”
We read Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchens. This is a colorful rhyming book that counts down from ten apples to no apples as the farmer's animals each come and eat one of the apples. In the end, they discover another tree filled with apples for the farmer's wife to use to make a pie.
While I read the story, the children took turns coming up with their moms and picking an apple off of our own apple tree. Together we counted down with the story.
“Way up high in the apple tree, (point to the sky) 3 little
apples smiled at me. (show three fingers) I shook that tree as hard as I could, (pretend to shake the tree) down came an
apple. (fall on the floor) Mmmm, it was good.” (rub your tummy)
Art: Fingerprint Apple Tree
Materials Needed: construction paper, green paint, brown paint, glue, and red hots.
1-Use brown fingerpaint to create a tree trunk with thumprints.
2-Use green fingerpaint to create the leaves on the tree with thumbprints.
3-Glue 10 red hot candies on the tree.
Snack: Red Apples
We enjoyed red apple slices, of course! We added three special dips: chocolate, peanut butter, and whipped topping.
Activity: Apple Hunt
We scattered paper apples outside on the ground and let the children hunt for them and place them in their basket.
The idea was inspired by an idea found on Chasing the Goose.
Closing: Good-bye Poem