We read 10 Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss today... Well, we have been reading it all week and doing some really fun activities to go along with it. Yesterday we tried balancing an apple on our head, but all the kids weren't here and I didn't have my camera handy, so, we decided to do it again today. The photos above were of the kids having fun with 2 apples... we decided we couldn't try to do more, since we didn't have enough hands to keep those apples on our heads. The kids had a lot of fun. It was a silly experiment that all the kids took part in (well, except the real little ones, they just wanted to eat it).
First, we talked about how we thought the animals in the book kept the apples "Up On Top" and could we do it too?? Then I asked how many they thought they could balance Up On Top themselves... we got answers like... 1, 7, 70 (lots of giggling) and 10. We then put our guesses to the test... It was hard to balance 1, but 2 was "really, really hard Shell."
After our experiment we got to do our 10 Apples Up On Top craft that I got from somewhere, I was blog and web hopping and for the life of me I can not find where I saw this craft. (So, I am sorry to the person whose site I saw it on, but it was another great idea I got from someone else, I just wish I could send you their way.) I took photos of all the kids yesterday pretending to balance something on their heads. They were curious to why I was doing it, but I told them to be patient, they would soon learn why. Today when they say their photo cut out and glued to a large piece of construction paper they were very excited. So, after our experimenting, each child got to choose how many apples they wanted to glue Up On Top of their heads. They turned out very cute... not so much a process crafts, but a fun one none-the-less :)