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6 Activities for Ten Apples Up On Top

February 24, 2013

Last year we spent a whole week doing activities with Dr. Seuss books with Big Brother and while I wasn't planning on doing that again this year... I obviously had a change of heart.  I picked up the book, "Ten Apples Up on Top" and set up 6 different activities for my Toddler-- although, these activities would be suitable for children 2-4 years.  They are easily adaptable to add in other skills as well!
Thanks for stopping by!  The original post has since been edited and updated; if you are looking for our Onomatopoeia Art Activity it now has a post of its own.  Check it out here!


1. "Apple" Stickers
Little Sis LOVES stickers so she was all about this activity!  Great fine motor activity for little hands as she had to peel the stickers off and place them on the paper.  Some even ended up on her as well!
2. Apple Dots
Next she made "apples" with our red Do A Dot marker.

3.  Pom Pom Apples Sorting
She hasn't explored this activity yet... but it's on her little table for when she is ready!  This activity could either be used to sort by colors or by size.

4.  Race to 10
Grab some pom poms or other red manipulatives to be your apples.  To play, roll the dice and add that many "apples" to your tree.  You could also start with apples in the tree and try to be the first to pick all the apples off the tree.  Print off your game board here!


5.  Apple Tape Art
I printed out an apple template and gave Little Sis red, yellow, and green tape.  Tearing the tape was a bit hard for her, so I helped tear the tape in different sizes and Little Sis covered the apple.  Once it was covered, we cut out the apple and now have a pretty piece of art!

6. Counting 10 "apples"
After reading the book, we practiced counting to ten with 10 "apples"{aka red Duplo blocks!}
Are you having some Dr. Seuss fun at your house?? Here's some more ideas:

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12 comments :

Courtney Shipe said...

This was one of my favorite books as a kid. And these activities are AMAZING! LOVE how you incorporated the characters from the book on their papers. I have been using your blog quite heavily for our Five in a Row this year. You have such creative ideas!

Lisa @ Our Country Road said...

Oh I love your ideas!! I hope you don't mind me sharing this, but I have a free 10 Apples Up On Top cards and counters printable set on my blog: http://ourcountryroad.blogspot.com/2011/10/is-for-apple-preschool-and-kindergarten.html

Mary Catherine said...

Tons of FUUUN activities, thank you! I'm going to pin this now so I can use some of these activities with my preschoolers. Thanks again.

AsSnugAsABug said...

I love the stickers idea, my daughter will porbably like that

Phyllis said...

I have given you a blog award...
http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/awards-from-sylvia-of-living-and.html
Have a nice day!

Kristina said...

Thanks for sharing, Lisa! I'll have to stop by and check our your set!

Kristina said...

Thank you for the award, Phyllis!

Katie @ Gift of Curiosity said...

Great activities! I love how creatively you connected the learning to the story. :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful ways to work on counting! I love all of them! Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I will be sharing this post on Facebook and Pinterest.

Rachel Harwood said...

I just love this extension of the book! What a fun activity for the kids! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at For the Kids Fridays over at SunScholars! Thrilled to have you with us to share such fun ideas! I've pinned this to my Book Inspired Activities board! xoxoxo

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

What a fun activity! I love how you used dot stickers - our favorites =-)

Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Look forward to seeing you again next week,
Beth =-)

havingfunatchelleshouse said...

Great ideas!! We also did a lil' activity with this book this week :-)

I also think the Truffula Trees lot FAB!!

Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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