Amazing apples

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By Jean EvansEarly Years consultant and author

To celebrate Apple Day on 21 October, try these fun activities in your setting

Apple slice

Activities in this article:

  1. Core rhymes
  2. Wrinkles and crinkles
  3. Apple fool
  4. Roly-poly paths
  5. Wacky shapes
  6. Branching out

1. Core rhymes

Communication, Language and Literacy

What you need

Apples; various props.

What to do

Have fun inventing ‘apple rhymes’ together, based on firm favourites with which your children are already familiar. For example, you could adapt traditional rhymes to: Five green apples hanging on the tree (Ten green bottles), Once I saved an apple pip (Once I found a cherry stone), Five round apples in the grocer’s shop (Five currant buns).

Extend this activity by asking children to make up actions using apples and with additional props, as necessary.

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  1. Hilary Anderson
    on 16 August 2010

    Apple ideas

    A good choice of actvities to do with the children. Especially liked the Roly poly paths.

    4out of 5
  2. Celeste
    on 10 August 2010

    Apple Activities

    These are wonderful ideas, so simple but will add fresh slants onto existing plans. love the wrinkly and crinkly activity. thanks.