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Friday, September 30, 2011

Here We Go Round The Apple Tree (tune to "Here we go round the mulberry bush")

Here we go round the apple tree,
The apple tree, the apple tree.
Here we go round the apple tree,
So early in the morning.

Verse 2: This is the way we plant the seeds.

Verse 3: This is the way the little seed sprouts.
 Verse 4: This is the way it grows to a tree.
Verse 5: This is the way the flowers blossom.
Verse 6: This is the way the apples grow.
Verse 7: This is the way the apples are picked.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

5 Little Apples hanging from a tree,
Teasing Farmer Brown "Can't Pick Me,"
Along came Farmer Brown as quiet as can be,
And he picked one apple right out of that tree!
4 Little Apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Farmer Brown "Can't Pick me,"
Along came Farmer Brown as quiet as can be,
And he picked one apple right out of that tree!
3 Little Apples hanging from a tree,
Teasing Farmer Brown "Can't pick me,"
Along came Farmer Brown as quiet as can be,
And he picked one apple right out of that tree!
2 Little Apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Farmer Brown "Can't pick me,"
Along came Farmer Brown as quiet as can be,
And he picked one apple right out of that tree!
1 Little Apple hanging in a Tree,
Teasing Farmer Brown "Can't pick me,"
Along came Farmer Brown as quiet as can be,
And he picked that apple right out of that tree!
No more apples hanging in the tree,
Farmer Brown picked them and shared one with me,
The rest are in a pie, as warm as can be,
Topped with yummy ice cream and served with tea!
~Debby Hill

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apple Tree

This is the tree With leaves so green.(make leaves with fingers outstretched)
Here are the apples
That hang in between.(make fist)
When the wind blows (blow)
The apples will fall, (falling motion with hand)
Here is the basket to gather them all. (use arms to form basket) 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Making Colored Sand

Purchase sand from your local pet store (I use the kind for reptiles it is thin and soft) or hardware store. Place in Ziploc bags and add gel food coloring or mix part water and a few drops of regular food coloring and pour into the bag. Zip the bag shut and massage the color through the sand.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Coffee Filter Apples

Fold a coffee filter in half and cut out apple shape. Fold in half again and dip the edges into a mixture of water and red food coloring (use green and yellow for different colored apples). Unfold and allow to dry. Add leaves and stem. Hang on the windows.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Paper Plate Apple Tree

Cut a paper towel roll in half and paint it brown. Paint a small paper plate green, allow to dry and glue small red pom poms to it. Cut a slit on both sides of the paper towel roll and insert the plate.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Caught Being Good!

Bring some Positive Reinforcement to your classroom by making this easy fish bowl from poster Board and laminating. Add a fishing pole with yarn. When you "catch" a child doing something good like sharing, being kind etc their fish goes into the fish bowl. At the end of the day I get my "basket" of treats and have the children gather around to announce who was caught being good and what they did. Those children receive a "big" round of applause and a special treat from the basket!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Apple Pie Tree

After reading The Apple Pie Tree, create your own scented apple pie using paper plates! Paint both paper plates brown and after it is dry mix a bit of glue and water to thin it out and paint it across the top. Sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and let dry. Add slits in the middle with a black marker and glue the two plates together to make the pie complete. Smells yummy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Apple Seed Song

Tune to :Insey Weensy Spider
The tiny little apple seed
was planted in the ground,
down came the rain,
falling all around,
out came the sun,
as bright as bright can be,
and the tiny little Appleseed
became an apple tree!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hand Print Apples

What you need:
• red and green paint
• White paper

What to do:
• paint palm of child's hand red (you can also use yellow or green for different colored apples)
• Press palm onto paper and lift.
• Paint tip of a finger green and press down for stem and leaves.
***make an apple quilt by connecting all the papers together.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Name Caterpillar

Cut out enough circles for each child in various colors. Write one letter of child's name on each circle. Write the child's name on an index card as well. Give the circles and the index card to the child and allow them to spell their name out using the index card as a reference. Glue onto a large piece of construction paper, add eyes, legs, mouth make a name caterpillar.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our Family Tree

Use a design foam roller to make the trunk. Paint the branches with a paint brush and add the leaves with a leaf stamp or sponge. Send the apples home for the Parents to  write their family members names on them. Glue the apples to the tree.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apple Lacing Cards

Cut out apples from different colored poster board and punch holes around the apple like shown. Use a bobby pin to sew the yarn in and out the holes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ten Apples On Top Headband

Make this "Ten Apples On Top" headband with red and white poster board. Staple together like shown. Using a spinner like above, have each child spin to see how many apples they will have on top. Cut out apples from construction paper and glue that number of apples to their headband. Add leaves with a marker and write (child's name) has (number) apples on top!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Farmer Brown Had 10 Red Apples

Create this tree with poster board, laminate then attach magnetic tape to where you would like the apples placed. Make the apples using foam (you will need 10) and add a magnet to the back of each one so they will "attach" to the tree magnets. Sing the song below and remove one apple and pretend to eat it as you count down.  Continue until there are no more apples on the tree.

Farmer Brown had 10 red apples hanging from a tree (hold up ten fingers)
He picked one apple
and ate it hungrily
(pick one apple off  the tree and pretend to eat it)
Farmer Brown had 9 red apples hanging from a tree (hold up 9 fingers)
He picked one apple
and ate it hungrily (pick one apple off the tree and pretend to eat it)

(Continue by counting down the number of apples)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Johnny Appleseed Game

Have children sit on the floor with their legs "criss crossed" Pick one child to be "Johnny" and sit him/her in a chair with their back facing the children who are sitting on the floor. Give one child who is sitting on the floor a beanbag (which will represent the apple seed) and have them hide it beneath them. The children then all say "Johnny Johnny Where can your seed be? Stand up, turn around and find it for me!" The child stands up and chooses a child who they think has their seed. They may guess 3 times. The child who has the seed goes next. Lots of fun!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Beautify Your Name!

Trace the letters in your student's names onto paper using stencils like above and give them scores of stickers, sequences, glitter to decorate etc.. We put these above the "Mini People" they decorated at home earlier in the week!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Have Ten Fingers!

I have ten fingers (hold up ten fingers)
and they all belong to me (point to self)
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands)
I can put them together (put palms together)
I can make them all hide (hide behind back)
I make them jump high (put over head)
I can make them jump low (touch floor)
I can fold them up quietly (fold hands in lap)
And hold them just so.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Have You Ever Seen An Apple?

Have You Ever Seen An Apple? (tune of 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
Green one, a Golden one.
Have you ever seen an
apple that grows a on a

Monday, September 5, 2011

Edible Apple Craft~Yummy!

What You Need:
• Caramel Rice Cakes
• Red Icing (mix white icing with red food coloring)
• Brown chocolate candies to represent seeds
• Green Taffy
• Brown licorice or tootsie roll for stem
What To Do:

• Cover top and sides with red icing and add chocolate candies for seeds.
• Pull apart taffy and shape into a leaf and add stem/leaf to top.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Way Up High In The Apple Tree

(Tree made from poster board)

Way up high in the apple tree (hands above head)
Two little apples smiled at me. (form apples with hands still raised)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shaking motion)
Down came the apples. (drop hands)
Ummmmmmmmm. Were they good! (rub stomach)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

What's Inside An Apple Craft

What's Inside an apple? Make these "Look and See" Apples by cutting out two apples from red construction paper and fastening them together by inserting a fastener through the top so it slides up. Add Apple seeds to the middle with glue. Use brown construction paper for the stem and green for the leaves.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ten Apples On Top

Read "Ten Apples On Top" by Dr. Seuss. On a Long piece of paper draw a circle on the very bottom to draw face (child draws his/her own face). Use an apple sponge, stamp, or cut an apple in half, dip in red paint and stamp as many apples as you wish on top of the head.