Fruit Fun

Apples, oranges, and bananas, oh my!  Which fruit is your favorite?

Books:
Go, Go, Grapes!

Go, Go, Grapes: A Fruit Chant by April Pulley Sayre

 

Too Many Pears!

Too Many Pears by Jackie French

 

Lunch

Lunch by Denise Fleming

 

 

Click Here to Find These Books on the Heights Library Catalog

 

Rhymes & Fingerplays:

 

The Apple Song (tune: Bingo)

I know a food that’s good to eat

And apple is it’s name-o

A P P L E

A P P L E

A P P L E

And apple is it’s name-o!

 

The Apple Tree

Way up high in the apple tree

Two red apples smiled at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

And down came the apples

They were mmmm mmmm good!

 

Little Apples

One little, two little, three little apples

Four little, five little, six little apples

Seven little, eight little, nine little apples

All fell to the ground

 

I’m a Juicy Orange (tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a juicy orange

Round as can be

A big juicy orange

Hanging on a tree

If you want some juice

Just pick me

Poke in a straw

And squeeze, squeeze, squeeze!

 

Picking Up Apples

Picking up apples, put ‘em in the basket

Picking up apples, put ‘em in the basket

Picking up apples, put ‘em in the basket

Way down yonder by the apple tree

Pumpkins…way down yonder by the pumpkin patch

Peaches…way down yonder by the peachy tree

Strawberries…way down yonder by the berry patch

 

Five Bananas

Five bananas in the grocery store

A boy bought one, and then there were four

Four bananas,  yellow as can be

A girl bought one, and then there were three

Three bananas,  sweet and juicy, too

A boy bought one, and then there were two

Two bananas,  ripened by the sun

A girl bought one, and then there was one

One banana,  last of the bunch

A boy bought and ate it for his lunch

No bananas in the grocery store

Hey Mr. Grocer, please order some more!

 

The Watermelon Patch Song (tune: Are You Sleeping?)

Watermelon   (make a circle with your arms

Watermelon

On the vine   (Curve hands and arms beside body)

On the vine

Sweet and red and juicy    (rub your tummy)

Sweet and red and juicy

Please be mine   (Palms together as though pleading)

Please be mine!

Watermelon

Watermelon

Thump, thump, thump   (Make a thumping movement w/ thumb and middle finger)

Thump, thump, thump

I think you are ready   (Point, resting finger on your temple)

I think you are ready

Big and plump   (make a circle w/ your arms)

Big and plump!

 

Art Activity:

We made paper plate watermelon shakers today. I used a coloring page image of a watermelon glued to each side to make it more representational for the very young children in the group, but this is optional. Kids can also color the shakers freehand. Suitable coloring pages can be found in a Google image search. Here are the directions:

1) Color the watermelons

2)Cut both watermelons out

3)Fold paper plate in half

4)Glue watermelons to each side

5)Put in beads, popcorn kernels, or small pasta to create shaker

6) Staple paper plate closed with curved edges lining up.

My sample is shown below:

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