Sunday, September 19, 2010

Moments From the Big Green Chair: Ten Apples Up On Top

Last week we read Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss.  The boys both loved this book and there are so many fun activities you can do along with it.  As you can see, we tried balancing apples on top of our heads just like they did in the book.  It's harder than it looks!  The boys had a blast trying, though!
We made a "Ten Apples Up On Top" craft.  I cut out a picture of each of them and they glued it to the bottom of a piece of  paper.  Then, they glued 10 apple cutouts on top of their heads.  We counted the apples as they glued.  You could also have them just draw a picture of themselves and then glue the apples on top.
I think this last activity was K's favorite.  We made a simple "mop" out of a paper towel roll, some yarn, and tape.  We pretended our wooden blocks were apples, and made a stack of ten.  Then, K pretended he was the bear in the story who tries to knock the apples off their heads with his mop.  
Crash!  Down went the apples!  We did this again, and again, and again. . .
I highly recommend reading this story with your little ones, it's a lot of fun!  Also, the text is pretty simple, so it's a great one for new readers to practice their reading skills. 


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