For the Month of March in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd, I’ve decided to do a series of activities with some of his books. I will be doing an activity each week plus linking up to many more, since there are so many ideas out there with all the books he wrote! :-)
This week we decided to d0 an activity with the book, Ten Apples Up On Top. I love it when I have an idea to do something a certain way and my five year old daughter comes up with a totally different and fun way to do it! Catch me after the jump for the free printables and a couple different ways to do this fun activity.
Ten Apples Up On Top!
- the book
- a copy of the free printable
- blocks (optional)
- headband (optional)
Click on the image below that you would like and this will open it in a new window. Right click on the image in the new window, save to computer, and print. Make sure to print with no scaling or “None”.
You can let your child decide if he/she wants to color the apples or just print off the colored ones. My kiddos today decided they wanted to color their apples. My five year old had a great time coloring them in strips and then adding stickers to them.
The little boy that I babysit wanted to tape his onto blocks and stack them up as we read the book. He was pretty proud of his apple tower.
My daughter then came up with a totally different idea. She got a headband and a took a long piece of tape, put all the apples in a row, and then taped them to the headband. Since it was so long it would not stay up, so when I took the picture at the beginning of the post, we taped it to the wall. She wanted to let her sisters and friends try it on, so it is still hanging on the wall. :-)
However you decide to use the apples, I hope that you and your child enjoy reading the book and doing the activity together!
Here are some other fun Dr. Seuss book ideas:
- Another fun and different way to do an activity with, Ten Apples Up On Top, from, I Can Teach My Child.
- Make your own Foot Book from Mom Endeavors.
- Lorax felt storyboard from Modge Podge Rocks.
I hope you enjoy celebrating Dr. Seuss with us this month!