Storytime Share: Apples

29 10 2015

The “Apple” theme is a popular one in the fall. Just try finding an apple book on the shelves this time of year. Last month I did several variations on this theme for groups at the library and in preschool settings.



Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington; illustrated by the author

Annie harvests her apples to make yummy treats and sell them at market. Preschool


Ducking for Apples by Lynne Berry; illustrated by Hiroe Nakata

Five little ducks set off on an adventure on their bikes to find apples. Preschool


Maisy’s First Colors by Lucy Cousins; illustrated by the author

Maisy and her friends eat colorful foods, including red apples. Toddler





One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert; illustrated by Karla Gudeon

The life cycle of an apple is traced, from fruit to seed to tree and back around again. Preschool


Ten Red Apples by Virginia Miller; illustrated by the author

Bartholomew Bear loves to play on the apple tree in his yard and count its apples. Note: I read this twice in a row with each group, reading the story the first time and counting the apples the second. Preschool, Toddler

Flannel/Song: “A-P-P-L-E” (Sung to “B-I-N-G-O”)

I put the felt letters on the board and pointed to them as we sang the chorus.

Fingerplay/Rhyme: “Way Up High in the Apple Tree”

Song: “Ten Little Apples in the Apple Tree” (Sung to “Ten Little Indians”)





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