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Exploring Science with Children

Apple Counting

If you’re ever looking for a great fall counting theme, this was a yummy one.

We read Ten Red Apples, by Pat Hutchins and Ten Apples Up on Top!, by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo LeSieg).

ten red apples

ten apples

We also did the participatory song/flannel board Farmer Brown Had Five Green Apples and jumped and froze to Jim Gill’s Jumping and Counting song.

For our activities, we did apple seed counting, for which the children had to count the number of seeds in each apple and match them to the corresponding numbered apple.

apple seed counting

They added dollops of whipped cream (cotton balls) to numbered apple pies.

whipped cream on pie

And finally, they got to make apple crowns to wear home.

apple crowns

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