“The Starry Giraffe” is written by Andy Bergmann. It tells the story of an apple loving giraffe who is hungry for a snack but winds up sharing all his apples with his animal friends.
I start the story on with the apple tree with loose apples on the board. For each animal that asks the giraffe for an apple an apple is removed from the tree until all the apples are gone. In the end the second apple tree is added for the giraffe to snack on.
The mouse, raccoon, rabbit, and skunks are pattern from Downeast Thunder Farm. Everything else is clipart from Shutterstock.
A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek All for Pie, Pie for All by David Martin The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall Brownie & Pearl Grab A Bite by Cynthia Rylant Ducking for Apples by Lynne Berry Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church Ned’s New Home by Kevin Tseng Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett Pepo and Lolo and the Red Apple by Ana Martin Larranaga Starry The Giraffe by Andy Bergmann Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins Ten Red Apples: A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book by Virginia Miller
Way Up High In the Apple Tree Way up high in the apple tree, Hold hands above head. Two red apples smiled at me. Hold up two fingers I shook that tree as hard as I could Pretend to shake the tree with both hands. Down fell the apples Lower hands Mmmm they were good Rub tummy
Apples and Bananas by Raffi
Five Green Apples by Sharon, Lois & Bram
I put up five green felt apples and remove them from the felt board as the song progresses.
5 Little Apples by Yusuke Yonezu Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett Red Apple Green Pear: A Book of Colors
Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Apple Tree Way up high in the apple tree, raise baby’s arms over head Two little apples did I see. hold up two fingers So I shook that tree as hard as I could, jiggle baby And down came the apples, lower baby between your legs to the ground Mmm! They were good! Rub baby’s tummy and hug
Ten Red Apples Ten red apples growing on a tree hold hands high w/ fingers extended Five for you and five for me wave one hand, then the other Help me shake the tree just so shake tree And ten red apples will fall below lower hands & wiggle fingers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6, 7, 8, 9,10!
Way Up High In the Apple Tree by Music for Little People
For each of the fruit trees we bounce babies on our knees and when the fruit falls we drop to the floor