Nothing is more delicious than a fresh, juicy apple from the tree. Feed young students’ appetites for learning with these fun apple books and watch them grow.
Fall is the perfect time to get hands-on experience with apples – explore the five senses by doing an apple taste test, invite students to play with apple play dough in a sensory tray, or learn all about an apple’s life cycle and structure while studying an apple unit. Whatever the course of learning, these five apple books for preschoolers are a great supplement.
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I am an Apple by Jean Marzollo
This non-fiction science book is about the life-cycle of an apple. Simple illustrations show the different stages of an apple, from the bud and flower to the fully-formed fruit. Students will connect to this story and might even be interested in experimenting more with apples and apple seeds in the future.
Extending the Learning: Practice graphing in the most delicious way possible with this apple taste test activity!
The Apples on the Tree by Steve Metzger
Sure to be a classroom favorite, try singing this apple book to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus.” Students will delight in singing along to the repetitive words while following an apple from the tree to the town’s fall festival in the form of a pie. A delicious apple pie recipe is even included at the back of the book!
Extending the Learning: Students pretend to make their own apple pies with this apple cinnamon play dough – it smells like the real thing!
Apple Countdown by Joan Holub
A field trip to the apple farm is the setting for this delightful countdown story. Preschool students will gain math practice while predicting the next number in the story.
Extending the Learning: This is a great story to pair with these apple counting mats.
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Apple pie is always delicious, but even more so when you grow the main ingredient yourself! Watch as the apples grow from tiny buds to ripe, juicy apples ready for the oven.
Extending the Learning: Students explore natural elements with an apple theme when the teacher brings out this Apple Play Dough Tray.
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
Count along as the farmer and his wife pick the apples off the tree. Students will delight in the rhymes and catchy repetitive lines in this book.
Extending the Learning: Cut a few apples in half from the top and across the middle. Students dip the apples in red, green, and yellow paint and make colorful apple art on sturdy paper!
More Apple Books to Explore
- Up! Up! Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro
- Apples Here! by Will Hubbell
- Apples by Gail Gibbons
- One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples by Matt Ringler
- Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple by A.H. Benjamin
- “A” Was Once an Apple Pie by Edward Lear
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