Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: Apples Apples All Around Literature and Craft Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

It's almost been a full year since I started posting these Literature and Craft Round Ups. These posts are where I share a selection of books that focus on a specific topic (like Focusing on the Cross for Resurrection Sunday and Fishy Under the Sea) and then I share a round up of "Favorite Book List" posts that other bloggers have compiled, plus craft/activity posts that went with those books. I hope these posts have helped you find some new books to share with your children. I know they have helped me find books I have never heard of before, and reminded me of books we have read in the past but I had forgotten about. However, I think this will be the last "Literature and Craft" Round Up type post. I have been finding it difficult to come up with ideas to make it work every month. I do hope to continue with monthly Round Up posts though. 

This month I decided to focus on apples. Honestly, this was supposed to be last month's round up post, but I just haven't been able to get around to getting it posted. I found a slew of books about apples, but couldn't come up with a specific craft that I had time to do with any of the books. So, I'm going to share some of the apple books we have read, share our favorites, and then move on to the lists from the other bloggers. Next week I will have some more apple ideas to share as we start co-op back up tomorrow and I am going to do some apple crafts/activities with the children in preschool.

I hope you find some new books and ideas to share with your children.

Apples Apples All Around Literature and Craft Round Up

There are some wonderful apple books available. Here are the ones we have enjoyed.

The Apple Doll by Elisa Kleven
Max & Mo Go Apple Picking by Patricia Lakin
From Apple Trees to Cider Please! by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
Apple, Apples (A Lift-the-Flap Book) by Salina Yoon

One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert
Apple Picking Day! by Candice Ransom
Robin Hill School: Picking Apples by Margaret McNamara
What's An Apple? by Marilyn Singer

Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell
Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

Tucker's Apple Dandy Day by Susan Winget
Apples and Robins by Lucie Felix

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Out and About at the Apple Orchard by Diane Mayr
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Apples by Matt Ringler
Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Apple by Nikki McClure

Ten Red Apples A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book by Virginia Miller
The Biggest Apple Ever by Steven Kroll
So You Want to Grow a Pie? by Bridget Heos

Some Apple Crafts, Activities and Recipes that go with books:

Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy shared Personalized Felt Counting Set With Ten Apples Up on Top!

Erin from My Storytime Corner shared Apple Picking Preschool Read & Create.

Katie from Views From a Step Stool shared Ten Apples Up on Top File Folder Game.

Trisha from Inspiration Laboratories shared Play Dough Apple Stacking Activity.

Jodie from Growing Book by Book shared Apple Season = Apple Pie.

Alyssa from Arts & Crackers shared Apple Cake Pops Teacher Gift Idea Inspired by "Ten Apples On Top."

Chelsey from Buggy and Buddy shared Apple Science for Kids: Exploring the Inside of an Apple.

Sarah from Little Bins for Little Hands shared Apple Science Activity How an Apple Grows.

Sarah from Little Bins for Little Hands shared 10 Real Apple STEM Activities For Ten Apples Up on Top.

Sarah from Little Bins for Little Hands shared Apple Squeeze Balls Stacking Activity for Fall.

Sallie from Sallie Borrink Discovering and Doing What Works shared Apple Learning Ideas  - Apple Farmer Annie.

Kristina from School Time Snippets shared 6 Toddler Activities Inspired by 10 Apples Up on Top.

Kristina from School Time Snippets shared Apple Weaving: Contrasting Colors Art Lesson

Kate from Homebound But Hopeful shared It's Harvest Time With Tractor Mac.

Sarah from My Joy-Filled Life shared Ten Apples Up on Top Story Time Activities.

Sarah from My Joy-Filled Life shared The Apple Pie Tree - Story Time Activities

Vicki from Babies to Bookworms shared Growing With the Apple Pie Tree.

Kimberly from Natural Beach Living shared The Best Apple Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergartners.

Viviana from Totschooling shared Ten Apples Up on Top: Counting Printable Activity.

MaryAnne from Mama Smiles shared Preschool Learning Fun for Ten Apples Up on Top.

Jacquie from Edventures with Kids shared 8 Apple Activities for Kids.

Erica from What Do We Do All Day? shared The Most Delicious Apple Comparison Activity for Kids.

Julie from The Chirping Moms shared Apple Crafts, Activities & Books for Kids.

Cerys from Rainy Day Mum shared 2-Ingredient Quick and Easy Apple Scented Playdough Recipe.

Clarissa from Munchkins and Moms shared Apple Stacking Activity.

Cerys from Virtual Book Club for Kids shared 10 Red Apples Toddler and Preschool Unit.

Tanya from The Natural Homeschool shared All About Apples! {Free Printable}

Tina from Lit Mama shared Story Time: The Giving Tree.

Katie from My Sweet Homeschool shared Theme Units Made Easy: Apples.

Tina from Lit Mama shared Story Time: Our Apple Tree.

For more apple ideas, check out my Apple Fun Round Up

Lists of Apple Books:

Jennifer from The Jenny Evolution shared Children's Board Books About Apples and Pumpkins.

Dusty from Bookworm's Treehouse shared 20 Apple Themed Books and Printable Exploration Workbook.

Kate from Homebound But Hopeful shared 10+ Books for Apple Picking Story Time.

Laurie from Inspiring 2 N.H. Kids shared Best Books on Apples.

Lexi from Lextin Eclectic shared Books About Apples.

Anne from My Learning Table shared What to Read Link Up: Apple Books for Kids.

What are your favorite Apple books that you read to your children?

I am lining up guest posts for the new year. If you would be interested writing a guest post for Littles Learning Link Up one of these months, please leave a comment or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page. I will need to have your email address so I can contact you. I am looking for posts that have to do with young children: crafts, activities, foods/snacks, tips, or other ideas. I am open to suggestions.

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 14 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Tara from Homeschool Preschool shared Preschool Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Printable Pack.

And here are this week's top clicked on posts.

Tara from Teaching With Children's Books shared Christopher Columbus Activities and Unit Study Resources.

Thaleia from Something 2 Offer shared Child Passenger Safety Week

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


  1. Good morning, I am excited to be back and to check out all the Apple Resources you have shared with us. I also have some of my site. Have a Blessed week and I always love seeing what you and your family are up to.


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