For our second Dr. Seuss Book Activity, I chose a familiar book - one Natalie and I have read and enjoyed many times ...
Ten Apples Up on Top
For counting to10, this is a great book! And my toddler loves the simple animal characters.
The idea of stacking apples on your head is pretty funny, too!
That's how we started this activity. I handed NHV an apple and told her to try stacking it on her head. She giggled like crazy and gave it a try. Of course, it fell off and plopped on the ground and bruised ... but she sure had fun!
Since stacking an actual apple didn't quite work, we stacked paper apples on a photograph of NHV's (and baby sister's) head. I just printed a sheet of apples on red paper, cut them out, and put a tiny roll of tape on the back of each one. She "stacked" and re-stacked using fine motor skills. and counted all along the way.
We talked about which girl had more apples stacked on her head, and a discussion about sharing ensued. In the end, we tried to put the same number of apples on each head.
Here's the sheet-o-apples I made in PowerPoint: