A is for Apple Felt Board Set

A is for Apple Felt Board Magic

This felt set can be used to reinforce the concept of the letter “A”  “a”

Have the children sound out the letter “A”
Talk about other things that start with the letter “A”
Discuss upper and lower case forms of the letter letter “A”

The apples from the tree can “picked” and sorted in the correct basket

A is for Apple felt board set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for A is for Apple can be found in the

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Ten Red Apples – Adding and Subtracting

Ten Red Apples Felt Board Magic

Ten Red Apples—Adding and  Subtracting

The apples subtract from the tree and add up on the ground

So many opportunities to discuss counting up and counting down. Using felt apples to show increases and decreases provides an opportunity to learn using concrete visual materials.

Ten red apples hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And one red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now one red apple is on the ground!

Nine red apples hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And one red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now two red apples are on the ground!

Eight red apples  hanging in a tree…

Seven red apples  hanging in a tree…

Etc…

One  red apple hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And the  last red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now ten red apples are on the ground!

Ten Red Apples Felt Board Magic

Ten Red Apples felt board set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for Ten Red Apples can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

This rhyme was inspired by the Artfelt Puppet System.

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A P P L E Felt Board Set

APPLE Felt Board Magic

This is a BINGO piggy back song to celebrate apples.

Each apple is large 9cm x 10cm or about 3.5 inches.

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I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

A. P. P. L. E.
A. P. P. L. E.
A. P. P. L. E.

An apple is its name-o!

I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

A. P. P. L. Crunch.
A. P. P. L. Crunch.
A. P. P. L. Crunch.

An apple is its name-o!

I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

A. P. P. Crunch, Crunch.
A. P. P. Crunch, Crunch.
A. P. P. Crunch Crunch.

An apple is its name-o!

…..

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I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

An apple is its name-o!

A.P.P.L.E felt board set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for A.P.P.L.E can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

 

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Ten Apples Up on Top

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Board Magic

I use this felt set to retell Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr Seuss

First I put the dog, the lion and the tiger on the felt board.

Then I read the first page of the book and demonstrate how to use the apples to follow the story.

 The children quickly take over adding apples as each page is read.

This set enables lots of discussion about counting and lots of co-operation.

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Board Magic

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for Ten Apples Up on Top can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Apple Counting Baskets

Apple Counting Baskets Numbers Felt Board Magic

This is a great set for the Autumn/Fall Apple Harvest Season. With this felt set you can practice counting, numeral and number word recognition whilst harvesting apples from the apple tree.

This is a song I found to sing as you harvest the apples. I can’t remember where I found this.

Tune:  Are You Sleeping?

Picking apples
Picking apples
one by one
one by one
Put them in a basket
Put them in a basket
Oh what fun!
Oh what fun!

Apple Counting Baskets Words Felt Board Magic

The apple tree is  28cm tall (about 11 inches) and 25 cm wide (about 10 inches).  Each apples is 3.5 cm wide ( about 1.5 inches)

Buy the  PDF digital pattern for Apple Counting Baskets

Buy the Apple Counting Baskets Felt Set

Apple Counting Baskets is in included Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook is also available burned onto a CD

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Little Worm Hide and Seek Apple Sizes Felt Board Set

This felt set enables children to practice describing the apples by size using an interactive game that children love to play.

This is how we play.

First, put the three different apples on the felt board whilst discussing each apple’s size – you can use the words large, medium and small or big, middle sized and small or biggest, smallest, or largest – there are so many opportunities to expand vocabulary  in a meaningful and fun way.

Next, in a sneaky way hide the worm behind one of the apples. If children are younger you might need to let the worm poke out just a little in the beginning.

Apple sizes game

Then, chant together :

Little worm, little worm
playing hide and seek.
Are you under the large/medium/small apple.
Let’s take a peek.

Children then take turns guessing which sized apple the worm is hiding under by identifying an apple by size and removing it to search underneath for the worm.

 If the child’s guess is incorrect replace apple and begin again.

Little worm Hide and Seek Apple sizes game.

The apple’s I’ve created are quite large the largest apple is 15cm by 16cm and the smallest is 7cm by 8cm so that it is easy to distinguish between the different sizes.

Although all of these apples in this felt set are red you could make a set with different coloured apples – so that choices could be made based on colours. This could easily lead to a discussion about the different kinds of apples that you can eat and how they taste different.

This is a wonderful set to use when you want to investigate farms, food, Autumn, harvest, colours and sizes.

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Apple Colour Sorting Felt Board Set

Apple Colour Sorting felt Board Magic

This set allows children to sort the apples by colour.

First,  discuss the colour of the apples—red, green and yellow.

Then label the basket either with a colour word card or with a coloured apple.

The children then pick the apples from the tree and sort them by matching them to the colour of the apple on the basket or by the colour word.

This set encourages colour identification, colour sorting and counting and
colour word recognition.

Apple Colour Sorting felt Board Magic

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 Pattern for Apple Seed Counting is included in the pattern book

 Apple Harvest

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Apple Seed Counting Felt Board Set

Apple Seed Counting Felt Board Magic

Make developing numeracy skills fun with this apple seed counting felt board set. Each felt apple look good enough to eat. This felt set is so easy to make just cut the felt pieces and glue. Each apple is about 8cm wide (about 3.25 inches).

This felt set can be used to develop:

Counting—how many seeds on each apple, counting to five

Matching—numerals, number word, and quantity of seeds

Ordering— put the apples in sequence

Numeral and number word recognition

Apple Seed Counting Close Up

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Buy the pattern

 Pattern for Apple Seed Counting is included in the pattern book

 Apple Harvest

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Five Apples in a Basket

Five Apples in a Basket Felt Board Magic

The first apple in the basket was bright and shiny red.
The second apple in the basket said “My ,what a cosy bed”
The third apple in the basket said “Make room for me your pair”
The fourth apple in the basket said “Please, move over there”
The fifth apple in the basket said “Oh dear, oh me, oh my!”
This basket looks like pastry—I think we’re in a pie!”

I’ve added this felt set set to my collection of Apple Harvest themed felt boards where we sort apples by size and colour. We count apples and match numerals and number words. We retell the Dr Seuss classic 10 Apples Up on Top. We sing and we chant. We play and discover and along the way we learn.

Apple Counting Baskets Words Felt Board Magic Little Worm Hide and Seek Felt Board MagicWay Up High in the Apple Tree Felt Board MagicApple Seed Counting Felt Board MagicApple Colour Sorting

Apple Basket CountingTen Apples Up on TopA P P L E

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Apple Harvest – Felt Board Pattern Book #3

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Includes patterns for 11 apple themed songs, rhymes, stories and games exploring and investigating numbers, counting, size, colour, and letter recognition.

Patterns included:

Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Little Worm Apple Sizes Hide and Seek Game
Farmer Brown has Five Red Apples
A P P L E – like BINGO
Five Apples in a Basket
Ten Red Apples—Adding and Subtracting
Apple Counting Baskets
Apple Seed Counting
10 Apples Up on Top based on Dr Seuss
A is for Apple
Apple Colour Sorting

Each felt board pattern includes:
• A complete list of felt and supplies required to create the felt set
• Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce or duplicate
• Detailed step by step instructions
• A song card template containing the words to the song ready to laminate and use

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