Hop Pop An Apple On Top

10 Apples up on Top? What else is on top? Apples, bananas, plates, cups, cars, hats, balls on more! Read on for some reading, rhyming, hopping, and popping activity ideas that children are sure to love!


  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Reading
Kindergarten Common Core Standard:
Foundational Skills: Phonics & Word Recognition
K.RF.3d Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ. 


Read 10 Apples up on Top by Dr. Seuss and/or our Emergent Reader Book The Orangutan's Hat (Available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library.)
Have children list the different food items the orangutan had on top of his hat. 
Hop Pop An Apple On Top Movement Rhyme and Activity:
What you need:
On Top Word printables
On Top Picture Card printables
For each child: an apple, toy car, paper plate, paper cup, etc.
What you do:
Print the On Top Word and Picture Cards (members only), laminate, and cut out.
Provide each child with an apple, a toy car, a paper plate, a paper cup, a craft stick, etc.
Place the cards reading "hop," "pop," and "top" on the board. Read the words together with children and point out the letters that are different in each word. Recite the rhyme and let children place and balance the different items on top of their heads.
Hop (hop)
pop (clap hands)
An apple on top! (place apple on top of head)
Hop (hop) 
Pop (clap hands)
A plate on top! (place paper plate on top of head)

Hop Pop A Banana On Top Pocket Chart Activity

Place the On Top Word and Picture Cards (members only) in your pocket chart and let children make and read sentences:
Preschool Activities: 
Hop pop a banana on top. (Picture with orangutan with banana on top.) 
Hop pop an apple on top. (Picture of orangutan with apple on top.)


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