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A is for Apples: Books, Songs & Activities for Fall

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

This time of year we usually get many requests for books about fall favorites like apples. Are you ready for fall? We sure are!

Check out our collection of books about apples and pair one with the rhyme below.

Apple Song (to the tune of B-I-N-G-O)

There is a fruit
that’s good to eat
and apple is it’s name-oh!
And apple is it’s name-oh!

And why not try one of these apple activities while you’re at it?

  • Read about Apples: Visit the library and check out some books or a puzzle about apples.
  • Pick Apples: Find a “pick-your-own” apple farm and spend a few hours picking and counting apples. Talk about the different colors of the apples, the sounds in the orchard and about what you may do with all the apples you are picking!
  • Sort Apples: When you take your apples home put them all out on the table and sort them into piles by color, by size, etc. Count how many of each type you have.
  • Make an Apple Print: Cut an apple in half and dip the exposed side in craft paint. Make prints on craft paper and let dry. When the paint is dry you can color in seeds or a stem or even a friendly green worm!
  • Cook Applesauce: Take 4 peeled, cored and chopped apples and add 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar or honey and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Simmer on the stove until soft and mushy.

Last, but not least, sing along with Raffi.