Apple Picking Storytime Week

Apple Picking Storytime Week

Fall is right around the corner and the orchards will soon be ready for some apple picking! Head over to HandleyRegional.org and type in the tag: #picksomeapples and there you’ll find some thematic books to place on hold, such as Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins, Apples for Little Fox by Ekaterina Trukhan, Out and About the Apple Orchard by Diane Mayr, From Apple Trees to Cider, Please by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, and Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray. 
You can place any of these books on hold and head over to pick them up when they’re available. 

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Don’t forget to check our calendar to enjoy some online programs this week with an Apple Picking theme! 

Because harvesting apples goes best when you sing along here are some playful songs and rhymes! 

Five Apples in a Basket - Download your coloring play sheet here!
The first apple in the basket was a bright shiny red.
The second apple in the basket said, “My, what a cozy bed!”
The third apple in the basket said, “Please move over there!”
The fourth apple in the basket said, “Now we are two pair!
The fifth apple in the basket said, 
“Oh dear, oh me, oh my! This basket looks like a pastry.  I think we are in a pie!”

10 Red Apples
10 red apples grow on a tree
(hold up both hands, fingers spread wide)
5 for you, 5 for me
(onehand forward, one hand towards yourself)
Let's shake this tree, together--like so
(wiggle in place)
And the 10 red apples will fall below.
(drop your hands)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10! (count your fingers)

Five Little Apples
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
(Hold up five fingers)
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm--“You can’t eat me!”
(Wiggle fingers to rhythm)
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm as quiet as can be. . .
(Other finger makes a slinky worm and climbs)
And . . . CRUNCH!-ed that apple right out of the tree!
(One finger down. Continue with 4 little apples, 3, 2, 1.)

Two Small Apples
Way up high in an apple tree (stretch arms up high)
Two small apples smiled at me (circle fingers to be apples)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake arms)
Down came the apples (bring down arms)
Mmm, mmmm, Good! (rub tummy)

Five Red Apples
5 (4, 3, 2, 1) red apples hanging in a tree,
The juiciest apples you ever did see.
Along came the wind, and blew real hard.
And my little apple came tumbling down. 

Five Little Apples
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm--“You can’t eat me!”
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm as quiet as can be. . .
And . . . CRUNCH!-ed that apple right out of the tree!

Apples
Apples here
Apples there
Apples are growing everywhere
Some are high
Some are low
You will see apples wherever you go.
Apples on the left
Apples on the right
You can see them day and night.  

Apples and Bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas 
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas 

I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays

I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees

I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and by-ny-nys

I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos

I like to oot, oot, oot oo-ples and boo-noo-noos