Apples Literature Ideas
"The Apple Pie Tree" by Zoe Hall
After reading "The Apple Pie Tree" by Zoe Hall, youngsters will be
mood for making pies. Invite each child to make a pretend apple
your housekeeping center. To prepare, create a recipe chart.
chart in the center along with the following items: a 9" pie pan,
a 9" light
brown felt circle, a 10" light brown felt circle, sponge apple
slices or felt
slices, a rolling pin, and an empty cinnamon container. Invite
to visit the area and follow the chart to create an apple pie
that almost looks good enough to eat.
Things You Can Make With Apples
Talk about all the things you can do with apples. ( applesauce,
etc.) Make an apple shaped book about it.
Johnny Appleseed Stories
Children write their own story about Johnny Appleseed with
You may have to write the children's stories down if they are too
If I were an apple....
One day I saw an apple tree....
This is a four page book. One apple on the
first three pages for the children to color.
The poem goes:
(On the cover.)
yum, yum, yum.
I like apples in my tum.
(Next three pages.)
Red ones, yellow ones,
green ones too,
I put an apple _____________.
On the fourth page the child draws a picture of where
he put the apple and the teacher writes his words.
Ten Apples Up On Top
Read the book "Ten Apples Up On Top" by Theo
LeSeig (aka Dr. Seuss). Get
some bean bags and practice balancing them on your head! Great
After reading the book the children make self portraits on
sandwich size paper plates.
They often use colored paper for the features and yarn for the
hair. Next we make apple
prints on long narrow strips of paper (from a roll). The children
decide how many apples
they want to balance on their heads and then print that many with
apples dipped in paint.
They also get to choose if they want to print yellow apples or
red apples or both. After they
are dry we attach the long strips of apple print paper to the top
of the paper plate self portrait.
As if to seem the apples are being balanced on a head. The
children can count the apples
and write the number on the paper if they are old enough. Each
child seems to enjoy pointing
out their head and prints to their parent and most count the
apples for the parent.
"Who Will Help?"
Adapted by Rozanne Williams
I found this book at Hammett's teacher store. It's a very thin,
short paperback book. It's a MUST
for applesauce day! Basically it is the story of Henny
Penny...."Who will help me grind the
corn, bake the bread etc." Only the story has been adapted. The
chicken in this story is asking
"Who will help me pick the apples, slice the apples, cook the
apples etc." And the end reads
"Who will help me EAT the APPPLESAUCE?" I read the story and then
I go back and ask the children
"did you help slice the apples, cook the apples etc." " Then YOU
can eat the APPLESAUCE!"
Cut out a red construction paper apple have each child dictate a
They can illustrate it staple and put cover around pages to make
~ Suggested Apple Readings ~
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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.
They are shared from friends and fellow group
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!