Apple Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Ned’s New Home by Kevin Tseng

neds new home

Rhyme: Here are some worms who are, oh, so sad.
They’ve lost all the wiggles that they once had.
They wonder if you, just for today
would lend them your wiggles so they can play.

Wiggle them up and wiggle them down
Wiggle the worms around and around
Wiggle them high and wiggle them low
Wiggle them fast and wiggle them slow
Wiggle them over your shoes and your socks
Then wiggle them back into their box.

Flannel/Puppets: Little Mouse’s Big Secret by Eric Battut

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Song: A Little Apple Seed” (Tune: “Itsy Bitsy 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.

Rhyme: Way up high in the apple tree   (Stretch arms in air)
Two little apples smiled at me (Make two fists)
I shook that tree as hard as I could   (Shake arms in air)
And down came the apples   (Drop fists to floor)
Mmmmm, they were good!   (Rub tummy)

Book: What’s an Apple? By Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Greg pizzoli

What's an Apple? book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Apples with finger worms!

apple preschool story time craft

Apple Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Apple

Book: Apple by Nikki McClure


Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Rhyme: X marks the spot

Book: Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

orange pear apple bear

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (an apple)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Fingerplay: Five little apples

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

ten red apples

Song (shaky eggs): “Apple Pickin’ Time” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Closing rhyme

Apple Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Apple

Book: Ducking For Apples by Lynne Berry, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata

Ducking for Apples Cover Image

Rhyme: The Apple Tree
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Way up high in the apple tree (Stretch arms high)
Two big apples looked down at me (Circle eyes with fingers)
I shook that tree just as hard as I could (shaking movement)
Down came the apples (Hands float downward)
Mm-mm-mm! They were good! (Rub tummy)

Book: Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church

little apple goat

Flannel/Rhyme: 5 Little Apples

Song: “Won’t You Plan Your Seeds With Care”- Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

Book: Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray

apple pie abc

Rhyme: Eat An Apple
Eat an apple (bring right hand to mouth)
Save the core (close right hand in fist)
Plant the seeds (touch the ground)
And grow some more (extend arms up)

Flannel: Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett

Song: “All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Wiley: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Closing Song

Craft: Apple with hole for finger/worm