Friday, August 17, 2012

10 Apples up on Top --printables

School starting for us is a week away, so I wanted to share one of my favorite September books--- 10 Apples up on Top by Dr. Seuss.  I've used this for years and have created a few manipulatives to go with it from Boardmaker apples and scanned in images from the book.

screenshot of character pictures
Merely do a search on Pinterest to come up with more things to do.  This is a great book for counting to 10, determining 'more', 'less', and 'same', determining character feelings, and doing a story retell.  I plan on making a simple Smartboard activity for this book in the near future, so keep checking back with me if you use a Smartboard in your class!

This would work great on flannel board, but I didn't have this at home (can you believe it's Friday night and I'm at home blogging about Dr. Seuss?)  I don't have any cute kid pictures with this either since the kids don't come home with me, and they are still on vacation anyway!

  Velcro each piece with the prickly stuff, and use the flannel board background.  Kids love putting the apples on to match the book.    Work on early math concepts along with literacy!  Take it into a classroom and lead a math center.  Possibilities abound!

Click here to get the characters in Boardmaker
Click here to get the apples in Boardmaker

Click here to get the characters in pdf
Click here to get the apples in pdf

Give them a nutritious apple snack at the end.
You will be very popular.



  1. Great minds think alike! I did the same thing last year except I used large character images and apples with the Ellison die-cut machine. I also did apples in different colors and sizes to work on patterns, size concepts, color concepts.

  2. This is always a fun book! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase. :)