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Finger plays & Songs

A is for Apple

Finger plays & Songs



Finger plays/Poems

APPLE RHYME

WAY UP HIGH IN THE APPLE TREE

SHARING

HERE IS AN APPLE

4 LITTLE APPLES

5 RED APPLES

5 RED APPLES $

5 LITTLE APPLES*

TEN SHINY APPLES

TEN RED APPLES

TEN RED APPLES+

APPLE ON A STICK

CLIMBING UP THE APPLE TREE

Songs

A LITTLE APPLE SEED

"HERE WE GO ROUND THE APPLE TREE"-Spring

ALL AROUND THE APPLE TREE-Autumn

APPLE TREE SONG

APPLES ARE FALLING

THE APPLE MAN

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Finger plays/Poems

APPLE RHYME

Apples, apples, good to eat,

Apples, apples, juicy and sweet,

Pick them off a tree, buy them at a store,

Apples, apples, WE WANT MORE!

WAY UP HIGH IN THE APPLE TREE

Way up high in the apple tree, (Salute and look up high)

Two little apples smiled at me. (Hold up 2 fingers and smile)

I shook that tree as hard as I could. (pretend both hands are shaking tree trunk)

Down came the apples. (Wiggle fingers while making a downward motion)

Mmmm they were good. (Rub tummy & lick lips)

SHARING

If I had two apples, (hold up 2 fingers)

What would I do?

I'd keep one for me, (point to yourself)

And give the other one to you. (extend hand to a friend)

HERE IS AN APPLE

Here is an apple (make circle with thumb and pointer)

and here is an apple (make circle with other thumb and pointer)

and a great big apple I see. (Make circle with arms)

Now let's count the apples we've made. (repeat above actions) 1 - 2 - 3 !

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4 LITTLE APPLES

Four little apples dancing in a tree, (Let four fingers dance)

They danced so long that they set themselves free. (Fingers fall)

They continued to dance as they fell to the ground (four fingers dance)

And there by some children these apples were found. (Point to the ground)

"Oh! Look at the rosy one! It almost bounced!" (Hold up one finger)

"I'll take the red one!", another announced.(Hold up second finger)

The third child laughed as he chose the yellow one.

"I'll take it to Mother, cause she lets me have fun." (Hold up third finger)

The fourth child put the last one on a tray, And carefully carried the green apple away. (Put fourth finger in palm of left hand)

5 RED APPLES

5 red apples hanging in a tree -- (Hold up 5 fingers)

The juiciest apples you ever did see. (Rub tummy)

The wind came by and gave an angry frown. (Fingers flutter downward; frown)

And one little apple came tumbling down. (One finger falls)

4 red apples, hanging in a tree.... (Continue with 3,2,1)

5 RED APPLES$

5 red apples in a grocery store;

Bobby bought one & then there were 4.

4 red apples on an apple tree;

Susie ate one & then there were 3.

3 red apples. What did Alice do?

Why she ate one & then there were 2.

2 red apples ripening in the sun;

Tommy ate one, & now there was one.

1 red apple & now we are done.

I ate the last one & now there are none!

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5 RED APPLES*

5 red apples sweet to the core,

1 fell down and then there were 4.

4 red apples sitting in a tree,

1 fell down and then there were 3.

3 red apples one for you, and you, and you;

1 fell down and then there were 2.

2 red apples shining in the sun,

1 fell down and then there were 1.

1 red apple left all alone,

1 fell down and then there were none.

TEN SHINY APPLES

(read after you cut an apple in ½ across the middle)

Ten shiny apples hanging on a tree.

Whoosh! went the wind and they fell on me.

I picked one up and started to laugh.

When I found a surprise after I cut it in half.

TEN RED APPLES

Here I have 5 apples. (hold up five fingers on right hand)

And here are 5 again. (hold up both hands)

How many apples all together?

Why, 5 and 5 make ten!

TEN RED APPLES+

Ten red apples growing on the tree,

5 for you, and 5 for me.

Help me shake that tree just so,

And ten red apples will fall below!

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

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APPLE ON A STICK

Apple on a stick, apple on a stick,

I can lick it all day and not get sick.

Apple in a cup, apple in a cup,

I can drink it all day and not fill up.

Apple in a crunch, apple in a crunch,

I can eat it all day, it's so good to munch.

Apple in a cake, apple in a cake,

I can eat it all day with no tummy ache.

Apple in a pie, apple in a pie,

I can eat it all day and never cry.

Apple in a dish, apple in a dish,

I can eat it all day, it's so delish!

CLIMBING UP THE APPLE TREE

Climbing up the apple tree, (climb in place)

Swinging on a limb! (Raise arms above head, sway left and right)

If I hear a robin, (cup hand near ear)

I may sing along with him! (sing tra la la)

And Robin, if you fly away, (Put hands over eyes)

Here's what I think I'll do: (Point with index finger)

I'll wish a pair of sparrow wings (gently flap arms at side and move around)

And fly away with you!"



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Songs

A LITTLE APPLE SEED

(Tune: "Eensy, Weensy, Spider'")

Once a little apple seed

Was planted in the ground.

Down came the raindrops,

Falling all around.

Out came the big sun,

Bright as bright could be.

And that little apple seed grew up

To be an apple tree.

"HERE WE GO 'ROUND THE APPLE TREE"-Spring

(sung to Mulberry Bush)

Here we go 'round the apple tree, the apple tree, the apple tree.

Here we go 'round the apple tree so early in the morning.

This is the way we plant the seeds...

This is the way the little seeds sprout...

This is the way it grows to a tree...

This is the way the flowers bloom...

This is the way the apples grow...

This is the way the apples are picked...

Here we go 'round the apple tree.

ALL AROUND THE APPLE TREE - Autumn

(Tune: Mulberry Bush)

All around the apple tree, apple tree, apple tree.

All around the apple tree, on a frosty morning.

This is the way we climb the ladder, climb the ladder, climb the ladder.

This is the way we climb the ladder on a frosty morning.

-pick the apples

-wash the apples

-peel the apples

-cook the apples

-eat the apples

On a frosty morning!

APPLE TREE SONG

( Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Apple, apple tree so tall,

I can hardly wait till fall!

When your apples I can pick,

Fill my basket, eat them quick.

Apple, apple tree so tall,

I can hardly wait till fall!

Apple ,apple 0tree so fair,

What do I see growing there!

Green and round and plump and sweet,

Soon they will be good to eat.

Apple, apple tree so fair,

What do I see growing there!

Lots of apples in a tree,

Some for you and some for me.

Get a ladder; climb up high.

Lots of apples for apple pie.

Apple, apple tree so tall,

I can hardly wait 'til fall!

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APPLES ARE FALLING

(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)

Apples falling, apples falling

From the tree, from the tree.

Pick up all the apples, pick up all the apples,

One. two, three; one, two, three.

Picking apples, picking apples

One by one, one by one.

Put them in a basket, put them in a basket.

Oh, what fun! Oh, what fun!

(Use appropriate motions for actions; Good song for clean up time!)

THE APPLE MAN BY CHICKY-MA-MA

(Tune: "Do You Know the Muffin Man?")

Yes, he is the apple man,

The apple man,

The apple man.

Yes, he is the apple man,

Who has an apple tree.

Oh, he has a great big smile,

a great big smile, a great big smile.

Oh, he has a great big smile

and likes to play with me.

(Continue with other verses that the children make up about the apple man.)

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Last Updated March 12, 1999 by Dawn Horney