Apples on Top: Make a Class Apple Counting Book [Free Template]


Here is a free printable to help you make an apple counting book for your kids. The book is a perfect addition to your apple theme lesson plans and your kids will enjoy reading this book over and over because it features pictures of them.

Today I’m going to help you make an apple counting book to use at school or in your home that is perfect for fall and autumn.  Homemade class 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.

Apples on top counting book.

A Class Book That Kids will Love

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 class 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. Seuss.

Add your class or family pictures to your apples on top counting book.

Print Pictures of Your Kids

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.

Adding square pictures to your Apples on Top counting book.

Download the Book Template

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.

Apples on Top Book Template

Assemble the Book

Print the cover and a counting page for each person in your class.  I have included 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 child’s picture to the number 1 page, then attach the remaining pictures to multiple copies of the other counting pages.

Assembling your Apples on Top Counting Book hints.

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.  If you don’t have stickers, don’t worry.  I have also included printable apples that can be cut out and glued to each page.

You can even use colorful dot stickers to represent apples.  In the picture below, we created a pattern of apples on the boy’s head.

Adding apples (or stickers) to your Apples on Top Counting Book.

Bind and Enjoy

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.

Bind and enjoy your Apples on Top Counting Book.

You may also be interested in some of the apple and rhyming resources in my TPT store.  To check them out, click on the pictures below.

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