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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 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 a few Tot and K5 activities.

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 dot marker-- as you can see, she made more "applesauce" on top instead!


3.  Color Sorting
She hasn't explored this activity yet... but it's on her little table for when she is ready!

4.  Race to 10
We rolled the dice and added that many "apples" up on top.  To make this a little 'harder' for Big Brother I would ask what he needed to get to 10, etc.  

5.  Who Has More On Top?
Big Brother rolled the dice to make addition problems and then wrote the correct more than/ less than/ equal to symbol in the middle.  And of course, added apples up on top!

6. Onomatopoeia Art

Still feeling a bit "Artsy," we made some Truffula Tree Art using our oil pastels and watercolor crayons.....

Are you having some Dr. Seuss fun at your house??
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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...
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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