This week, the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss. We tried an apple stacking activity with play dough and then compared different sizes. Affiliate links are included in this post. Clicking on the book titles or covers will take you to Amazon.
Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss
When you think of fall you might think of apples. And if you think of children’s books about apples, Ten Apples Up On Top! surely makes your list. It’s a classic. The three animals are trying to see how many apples they can stack on their heads each one stacking one more than the last.
Play Dough Apple Stacking Activity
We had to try stacking apples, too. I made some red play dough following my favorite no cook play dough recipe from The Imagination Tree. We created apples from the play dough by rolling balls. Then, I set up this little invitation to explore. Our work surface is freezer paper.
How many play dough apples can you stack?
We counted the apples as we stacked them. Sometimes the stack fell and we tried again.
We made smaller apples and tried to stack them as well. Could we stack smaller apples higher than bigger apples? This was a great opportunity to talk about size difference. We worked on vocabulary words like bigger and smaller. Which one of the apples is the same size as this apple? After the apple stacking activity, we also sorted the apples into different sized piles.
More Ideas from the Virtual Book Club for Kids
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