#83 - The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

Summary:  Two young sisters describe the changes that occur in their backyard apple tree throughout the seasons of a year. The tree is bare and brown in winter, but spring brings two robins that build a nest and raise a family amid the apple blossoms. In summer, the robins fly off, the girls enjoy playing in the tree's shade, and the apples grow bigger and redder. Finally, in autumn, they pick apples and bake a delicious apple pie.

Suggested Activity: Apple Tree Fingerplay

Way up high in the apple tree (reach up high)

Two little apples smiled at me (trace outline of your smile)

I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake the trunk of the tree)

Down came the apples (let your fingers rain down apples to the ground)
Yum! They were good. (pick one up take a bite and rub your tummy)

Curriculum Area: Listening and Speaking (hears and discriminates the sounds of language, expresses self using words and expanded language)

Appropriate Age Group: 3 and up