Apple Tree (This Old Man)
Way up high in the tree, (Point up.)
One red apple smiled down at me, (Hold up 1 finger and then smile.)
So I shook that tree as hard as I could. (Pretend to shake a tree.)
Down came an apple, (Bring down one hand.)
Mmm! Mmm! Good! (Pat tummy.)
Two yellow pears... (Hold up 2 fingers.)
Three purple plums... (Hold up 3 fingers.)
4 orange peaches... (Hold up 4 fingers.)
5 green limes... (Hold up 5 fingers.)
Apple Tasting - Purchase several varieties of apples and cut them into bite size pieces. Have each child taste the apples and then color their favorite in on a graph. Which one was the most popular? Least? How are apples alike? How are they different?
Fruit Prints - Cut an apple in half diagonally. Do you see the star? Let it drain on a paper towel. Pour a little paint in a paper plate. Children dip the apple in the paint and then print it on a sheet of paper. Can you still see a star? (Use lemons, limes, and other firm fruits to make prints.)
Who Was Johnny Appleseed? - Do an internet search and see what you can find out. This might be a good time to talk about fact and fiction.