Thanks to globalization we have apples all year long!
Use this rhyme to teach your kids about the lives of migrant workers.
First I get the kids to count their fingers. Hopefully they have five.
They pretend these are their apples. Commence the rhyme:
Way up high in the apple tree.
Hold up fingers, raising arm.
Five red apples smiled at me.
So I shook that tree as hard as I could,
Mimic frenetic shaking with hands grasped around tree trunk.
Down came an apple!
Take felt apple off tree and pretend to eat it.
Then throw over shoulder.
Mmmmm it was good!
Count how many are left and start again...
I highly recommend dramatically throwing your felt pieces in the air
whenever removing them from the flannel board.
Hey look it is a random fat cat!
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