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Fall is for Apples… Apples… Apples!

Yay for fall!  I began my series of fall storytimes this week.  I started with apples, will do general fall stories in two weeks, and then do animals in fall a couple weeks later.  Fall is my favorite time of year and to get in the spirit at the library I also put up our fall bulletin board this week.

 

This feltboard is based on the book Ten Red Apples by Virginia Miller.  This is a great counting book for your younger storytime children.

When I have a small enough crowd I have the children bring up the apples, the basket and the pie and place them on or around the tree.  With a larger group, or if they are too young, you can place the items yourself.

I also used the following poem:

Juicy Red Apples

Juicy red apples
Hanging from the trees
yummy in my tummy
Bring me some please.
Sweet yellow apples
Hanging from the trees
Yummy in my tummy
Bring me some please.
Tart green apples
Hanging from the trees
Yummy in my tummy
Bring me some please.
                   –from Susan Dailey’s page
I made some simple apples in red, green, and yellow and hid them around the story time room before the kids arrived.  When we got to this section of storytime I put up my bare tree (which I will also be using for my fall storytimes-the tree is about 20 inches tall) and asked the kids to look around for apples.  I asked them to pick 3 each,  that way they could  get one of each color if they wanted to.  Once everyone had their apples and had sat back down, I began reading the poem and asked the children to come place their apples on the tree when they hear the color mentioned in the post.  By the end our tree was COVERED with apples and it looked great.  The kids had a great time searching for the apples and bringing them up.
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