this article (and most) on primary playground, does contain affiliate links that we do earn a commission off of. clicking these links does not cost you any extra but helps our website to keep great articles and freebies like this coming your way.
Every year I can’t wait to dive into all of our fun apple activities! So I’m getting a jump start on them this week by incorporating math into our literacy snack this week! This week’s book we are reading is Ten Apples Up On Top!, by Dr. Seuss.
“Three friends balance counting and fun in this silly book. When a lion, a dog, and a tiger meet up, they soon discover that they can each do different things while balancing apples on their heads. Whether drinking milk, jumping rope, or roller-skating, they can do a lot with ten apples up on top! But watch out, she has a mop! She’ll knock those apples from up on top.”
This is a super fun book that gets the kids giggling every time. And for our snack this week, it would only be appropriate for us to have apples!
These Primary Playground resources work well with this blog post.
This week we just need apple slices, easy peasy! You can either buy prepackaged, Costco is a great option for this) or just buy some apples and slice them up ahead of time. If you slice them yourself, you could even slice each slice in half so the students would have 10 apples so they can make ten apples up on top!
While the students are enjoying their apple slices, I made a free printable for them to work on. They get to draw the correct number of apples on top of each animal. They just love this activity and it’s great number sense practice for them!
You can download the free printable from my teacherspayteachers store below.
If your students have enjoyed this counting activity, they may enjoy a similar free printable counting activity you can add to your center rotation or for early finishers.
I hope your students have fun with these apple activities!
We’ll see you next time!