Interactive Big Book!

Children will delight in this new and innovative way to interact with a big book. Number sense and literacy skills are developed as children move the characters from one story scene to the next while singing the familiar tune. These books are also a great resource for teaching English as a second language. Anyone can use these books to help children learn to read and learn basic math skills.
This book targets: Counting, Number Skills, Apples, Action words, Prepositions
Children pick apples off tree and balance them on child's head as they count down in this delightfully fun book.
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We used one large apple and made some scientific discoveries.

Estimation Station

Each child had a turn to pull string from a ball of yarn to estimate the width of our apple.



  • Refrigerated biscuits
  • Margarine
  • Peeled apples
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Parchment paper (optional).


  • Children can cit up apple slices using a plastic knife. My kiddos loved doing this.
  • Give each child one biscuit on parchment paper (advantage is you can write child's name on paper). Then spread butter/margarine on biscuit. Flatten biscuit.
  • Top with apples, cinnamon and sugar. Cook for 10 min at 400 degrees. Yummy!


After we ate our apple pizzas we graphed if we graphed whether or not we liked the pies. Overwhelmingly yes!

We tasted apples and graphed our favorites

Easel Painting


I precut the paper plates saving the cut off sides to be the leaves. The children painted the top and bottom red and then painted the leaves green. The added some4 seeds to the center, a construction paper stem and stapled it all together.

Weighing Apples

We weighed an average sized apple against 15 poker chips, 15 quarters, 15 rocks, 15 plastic bears, 15 Unfix cubes nd then graphed if it weighed more or less.

After reading Ten Apples Up On Top we made headbands using stickers. Each child chose how many apples they wanted on top. Each headband says "_______ has _____ apples up on top.

Matching numbers to cards with correct number of trees.

Laced green and red apples

We sorted apples by color, shape, and size

We wrote a predictable chart "Apples are______"


We wondered what happens to a cut apples without and with lemon drizzled on top. The two cut apples (above) will stay in our science center for a couple of days for observation and discovery.


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