Today I’m going to help you make an apple counting book to use at school or in your home. Homemade books are often the most loved books on the early childhood bookshelf. A book is especially exciting to a child when he or she sees familiar pictures on the pages.
With my template you can make a silly How Many Apples Are on Top book featuring pictures of all the kids in your class or pictures of your family and friends. The book will be a great addition to your apple unit, and is a great project to create after reading the book Ten Apples up on Top! by Dr. Seusss.
To begin, you will need a picture of each child for this project. Do you remember in a previous post when I told you to create extra square pictures of your kids to use for additional projects? This is the perfect opportunity to use those square pictures again. No idea what I’m talking about? Visit my directions for creating name cards for a word wall, and you will learn how to create perfectly sized pictures for this project.
Now that you have photos to use in the book, you will need the book template. Click on the link below to get the document.
Print the cover and a counting page for each person in your class. Note that there are two versions of counting pages. The first is for the number 1, and the next is for all other numbers. To make a counting book attach one person’s picture to the number 1 page, then attach the remaining pictures to multiple copies of the other counting page.
A child’s name and a number can be written on the lines at the top of each page. Each child can then place the correct number of apple stickers just above his or her picture. Kids love to see pictures of teachers in homemade books, so don’t forget to add your own page.
Don’t have apple stickers? No problem! I have included a page of printable apples with the template. Cut them out and kids can glue them on each page of the book.
When all of the pages have been completed you can bind the book. Use a binding machine, binder rings, or place the cover and pages in a small 3 ring binder. Kids will enjoy the silly apple counting book for weeks to come.
You may also be interested in some of the apple products in my TPT store. To check them out, click on the pictures below.