Friday, August 26, 2011

Flannel Friday: Fall Post #1: Apples

I've made all my Fall flannel board items - leaves, squirrels, acorns, pumpkins, and apples - and now it's time to decide what to do with them. Today I'll focus on the apples.

Anne posted her flannel board for 5 Little Apples last week, and I guess great minds think alike, because I've had the same rhyme sitting in my email waiting for me to do something with it for the last couple of weeks! (My original source is here.) Here is my interpretation. (I put the animals up in any old order while I was taking photos, so they're not in the same order as the original rhyme. I don't think it matters. I also changed "the farmer didn't care" to "the farmer wasn't looking.")

Five little apples
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn't looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A caterpillar! Munch munch munch!

Four little apples 
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn't looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A horse! Munch munch munch!

Three little apples 
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn't looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A pig! Munch munch munch!

Two little apples 
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn't looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A bird! Munch munch munch!
One little apple
Hung in a tree
The farmer wasn't looking.
So guess who came to eat?
A scarecrow! Munch munch munch!

Now the tree is bare
There are no more apples there
But when next fall comes around
Guess who'll be there!
The caterpillar 
The horse 
The pig
The bird
And the scarecrow!

(I'm a sucker for all the animals coming back at the end. It's a great way to review vocabulary, and also brings a nice happy ending to the rhyme, rather than leaving it hanging with an empty flannel board.)

I also found this cute apple rhyme that might be simpler for younger groups:

Five little apples hanging in a tree
The juiciest apples you ever did see
The wind came by and gave an angry frown
And one little apple came tumbling down...
Four little apples...etc.


And another possibility, to the tune of Farmer in the Dell (found here):


Five apples sat on a gate, 
five apples sat on a gate. 
Heigh dee ho, dee high dee ho, 
Five apples sat on a gate. 
The first apple said, "Hello", 
the first apple said, "Hello"... 
Heigh dee ho, dee high dee ho, 
Five apples sat on a gate.... 
(continue counting apples down to one)
(I think it might make more sense for the apples to say goodbye, if we're counting them down. I'll have to practice it both ways and see how it goes.)

How will you use your apples this Fall? Feel free to share your favorites below.

Don't miss this week's Flannel Friday round-up, hosted by Mollie.

Update, 8/27/11: Here's the clipart I used for Five Little Apples. Most of it came from pamsclipart.com. Enjoy!

3 comments :

  1. I just started my own apples today after seeing a Pinterest apple coaster craft, but I love your rhyme. And I also think it's better to end with something on the board!

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  2. It all looks so attractive! Lovely colours! Where did you find your apples BTW, love their shiny-ness?

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  3. @storytimekatie - Thanks!

    @Library Quine - I forgot to include it in my post, but my clipart file for the entire rhyme is here. I got the apples from pamsclipart.com.

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