Thursday, September 9, 2010

Apple Counting Game

Here's another idea to use with Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss.

You need:
Cardstock paper (or copy paper if you plan to laminate it)
Apple
Red, yellow, or green paint

1)  Cut the apple in half.  Press in the paint.

2)  Print ten apples on the paper.  Allow to dry.

3)  Draw stems and cut out.  Laminate if desired.

4)  Play a counting game by calling out a specific number of apples and having your child put them "up on top" of a friend, sibling, or stuffed animal's head!

I plan to laminate our apples for use in other counting and number games!

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9 Comments:

Blogger An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love it!

September 9, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

How cool is this! I love the way you tied the painting to creating the apples. You will use them again and again.

September 9, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger Brimful Curiosities said...

Your apple prints turned out great. Adding the stem really helps. Love how the picture of the apples on the floor on top of a head. :)

September 9, 2010 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Looks fun! My kids love, love, love it when I laminate something they have drawn or painted. They would love this just for that reason alone! :-)

September 9, 2010 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Prairie Cate said...

Loving apple week! We shall make applesauce and apple prints after school today. But Stacie, I am not buying a laminator. I have signed up for swagbucks and amazon Mom at your recommendation (ambivalent so far), done your crafts (always awesome), and answered your polls, but I cannot become one who laminates things. I draw the line there. : )

September 10, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Catherine,
You gave me a good laugh this morning -- I definitely cannot imagine you laminating!! It's the teacher in me, I think! It just makes things last longer, that's all!

September 10, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Raising a Happy Child said...

Great idea - math, literature and art all in one. Great picture too.

September 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a great idea...your daughter looks adorable in that picture with those apples up on top :0)

Thank you for linking up to stART!!

September 11, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am fortunate enough to have access to a laminating machine, however, I have also used packing tape or clear contact paper with great results. Love the idea. I get so many ideas from your site!

January 29, 2011 at 8:16 AM  

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