It was wonderful to see all of my storytime friends again this morning! Today’s theme was juicy, crunchy, yummy Apples!
OPENING SONGS: The More We Get Together
FLANNEL RHYME: Five Little Apples
I introduced Mr. Slinky Worm today (a laminated worm on a Popsicle stick) who loooves to eat crunchy apples. I used a tree and five red apples on the flannel board as we chanted this rhyme.
You can print my Red Apples and Mr. Slinky Worm clipart here.
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm “You can’t eat me!”
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm as quiet as can be. . .
And . . . CRUNCH!
(Repeat with 4, 3, 2, 1)
“How many people here like apples? Reach up as high as you can, and pick a red and juicy apple. Now take a bite. Mmm let’s take another bite. Crunch, crunch, crunch . . .don’t for get to swallow . . Gulp! Clap your hands if you have ever been apple picking. We are going to read a book about going to an orchard and picking apples.”
BOOK 1: Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
Way up high in the apple tree (Stretch arms in air)
Two little apples smiled at me (Make two fists)
I shook the tree as hard as I could (Shake arms in air)
And down came the apples (Drop fists to floor)
Mmmmm, they were good! (Rub tummy)
FLANNEL SONG/CD: “5 Green Apples” from the CD Mainly Mother Goose by Sharon, Lois, and Bram
Pattern for flannel board can be found here (along with lots of other great apple ideas).
Or you can print the Green Apple Template here.
BOOK 2: Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
A very interactive book. Children love making all of the farm animals noises that go along with the story.
CLOSING SONG: We Wave Goodbye Like This
CRAFT: Apple Matching Pattern
Print full sheet apple pattern on white paper. Cut out red apple shapes, green leaves, and brown stems. Let children glue them to the apple patterns and decorate.