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6 Fun Activities for 10 Apples Up On Top


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 -- it's a favorite around here, and set up 6 different activities for my toddler.  However, these activities would be suitable for children 2-4 years.  So your preschooler would enjoy these activities as well!

10 Apples on Top Toddler Activities

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Apple 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!

10 Apples Up on Top Activity

2. Apple Dots


On a sheet of paper, I drew out the characters from the book, 10 Apples up on Top.

With a do a dot marker, little sis made "apples."

Dr. Seuss 10 Apples Up on Top Activity

3.  Pom Pom Apples Sorting


Little Sis 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.

10 Apples up on Top Toddler Activity

4.  Race to 10 Apple Tree Game


  • Die
  • small manipulatives

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!

10 Apples Up on Top Math Board Game

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!

Apple Craft for Children

6. Counting 10 "apples"


After reading the book, we practiced counting to ten with 10 "apples"{aka red Duplo blocks!}

For a competitive twist, add a die and grab 10 more blocks for another player.  Take turns rolling a die and adding that many apple blocks to a tower.  First to 10, wins!

Apple counting activity for kids

Here's some more Dr. Seuss inspired ideas: