The Fall solstice has passed and it’s prime apple pickin’ time for us in Minnesota! Today we bring you a couple of our favorite simple apple songs and fingerplays. These songs are great for working on color identification, counting with 1:1 correspondence, joint attention, and making predictions [important reading comprehension skill].
5 Little Apples
Chant just like 5 Little Monkeys or 5 Little Fishies
5 little apples sitting in a tree [Hold up 5 fingers]
Teasing Mr. Caterpillar, “can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me!” [wag finger]
[whisper] Along comes Mr. Caterpillar, quiet as can be and…[move hands like a caterpillar]
CRUNCHED that apple right off of the tree [pretend to hold an apple to mouth and take a big bite]
[gasp] OH NO! How many apples are left? [count 1:1]
Repeat until all the apples are gone and count fingers back to five.
Way Up High in an Apple Tree
Sing to tune of Twinkle, Twinkle
Way up high in an apple tree, five __color__ apples smiled down at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could, down came an apple, mmm it was good
Way up high in an apple tree, four __color__ apples smiled down at me
Repeat until all the apples are gone then sing:
Way up high in an apple tree, no more apples smiled down on me
I shook that tree as hard as I could, down came no apples, they’re gone now for good
Way up high in an apple tree, no more apples left now for me!
We hope you have fun sharing these songs with your little ones. Happy Friday!