Every month the song/dance/activity will change. Many of the songs will be from my Recordings. Please print the page and do the activity with your child. Teachers may print the page to use with their classes. If you have questions, Contact Me.
by Carole Stephens, © 2003
Listen to the whole song on H.U.M. – All Year Long or hear it here:
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples under the tree
Tune: Loosely based on "In a Cottage By the Wood."
A visual makes any song more fun and engaging. For "The Apple Tree" I painted a green, leafy tree with sponges and fabric paint on a piece of flannel (which is washable!), then attached it to a bulletin board with staples. Red, green and yellow felt apples can be put on the tree. I sneak a few "smiley" apples on to flip over as a surprise during the song. Let your child(ren) find one smiley apple before each verse!
OR Draw a tree on paper and make construction paper apples (good cutting practice for pre-schoolers and older.) Do the song with paper on a flat surface, as above .
Age Range: 2 – 6 years old
Purpose: Color identification (apples), counting to 2, and seasonal discussion