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10 Apples Up On Top Craft For Kids W/Template

Get ready for a roaring adventure as we bring the lion and tiger characters from a beloved Dr. Seuss book to life with our 10 Apples Up On Top craft

Kids will love to join in on the fun to create a lion and tiger skillfully balancing red apples on top of their heads, just like in the book.

As your kids work on this activity, they’ll develop basic skills like cutting, pasting, and following instructions! It’s also a great way for younger kids to make something they can proudly display in their room or classroom.

Be sure to check out all our kids book crafts for more fun ways to bring your kids’ favorite stories to life.

Ten Apples On Top Idea

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The story introduces the concept of balancing and friendly competition just like our lion and tiger are doing with their apples! Kids will also practice number recognition, counting skills up to ten, and work on their fine motor skills as they carefully cut and paste the pieces together.

This would be a great book accompaniment by simply bringing the characters to life, or even by making it interactive. As the story goes along, the kids can add another red apple each time they do in the story. 

So grab a few basic supplies, the free template, and your kids for a fun way to combine creating with story time!

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tiger & lion template (click the “click here to get this freebie” image at the end to open the form)
color cut and paste version of apples up on top

Directions

Tiger Craft

Start by downloading the tiger template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this idea to life!

hands holding printed apples up on top template

First, to make the tiger encourage your child to glue the inner ears to the outer ears.

hands gluing ear piece together

Next, guide your child to take the mouth piece and glue it in the middle of the face, just above the bottom stripes.

hands gluing face piece together

Now, help your child to glue the nose to the top of the mouth lines.

hands gluing nose to face

Place the eyes below both of the eyebrows and glue them in place.

hands gluing eye to face

Finally, glue the apple shapes stacked on top of the tiger’s head.

hands gluing red apple on top of lion
hands gluing a stack of apple on top of lion

Lion Craft

Start by downloading the lion template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this animal to life!

Take the face and glue it in the middle of the lion’s mane.

Next, take the eyes and glue them beneath both of the eyebrows.

Finally, glue the apples stacked on top of the lion’s head.

Be sure to check out our animal crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

hand holding finished apples up on top craft

Activities For Kids

Children’s Book Ideas For Kids

Spark your child’s excitement for reading and learning as they dive into some interactive projects inspired by their favorite stories.

From creating main characters to coloring by numbers with them, these simple activities bring the picture books to life, igniting their imagination and fostering a love for literature.

Watch as your child’s enthusiasm for reading soars to new heights with some of our favorite ideas and activities based on beloved children’s books!

two examples of finished apples up on top craft

Fun Children’s Books

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – This classic children’s book is still a favorite of kids today! It’s a silly story that kids will love and parents will remember!

Can I Be Your Dog? – This is the cutest storybook about a dog named Arfy who’s a homeless dog. Follow his journey to finding the right family to adopt him!

The Kissing Hand -This sweet book will not only have kids captivated but may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!

single example of finished apples up on top craft

Book Crafts For Kids

Creating something is a fantastic idea for kids to do since it offers numerous benefits for their developmental growth in a fun and engaging way!

Read on below to check out some fun activiites based on a few of our favorite books!

Grumpy Monkey Craft – If you have any grumpy monkeys, turn their frowns upside-down with this fun puppet. They can bring Jim, from the Grumpy Monkey, to life and use as a prop during story time or pretend play. Kids will have so much fun making Jim, and there are so many creative ways to play with him afterward!

Grouchy Ladybug Craft – Kids can choose between a grouchy or friendly version of the ladybug with this fun idea. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to keep their little hands busy. This is a great activity to do in conjunction with the beloved children’s book, The Grouchy Ladybug!

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Paper Bag Put Me In The Zoo Craft – Another favorite book, Put Me in the Zoo, inspired this paper bag puppet! Kids will create Spot who shows off all he can do, and kids are able to learn colors, too! It’s the perfect idea for both younger and older children to enjoy together!

Moose Handprint Craft – This adorable keepsake would be a great addition to story time when reading If You Give a Moose a Muffin! Kids will make a moose out of their own handprint and our free template!

As your kids balance fun with our ‘Ten Apples Up On Top’ idea, enhance the experience with our delightful printable Dr. Seuss hats, perfect for any Seuss-inspired activity!

Children’s Book Activities For Kids

After kids have read the book about an unlikely pair – The Snail and the Whale – they can kick off some learning fun with our The Snail and the Whale worksheets.

These are great for kids to learn to recognize patterns and letters and expand their vocabulary. Add them to your preschool lesson plans or book-themed resources, and get ready for a world of learning fun!

Bring a favorite book and a favorite activity together with these polar bear color by numbers. They’re a great addition to the fun book, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See? Kids will be able to work on number and color recognition when they reveal 3 different polar bear pictures!

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Bring four different Dr. Seuss characters to life with some crayons or markers and these Dr. Seuss color by numbers!

Kids will match the number to the color using the key at the bottom of the page to reveal Horton, Fox, Cat, and Fish. These fun pages are perfect for anyone who loves the Dr Seuss books!

hand holding finished apples up on top craft with another example in background

Use this pack of Rainbow Fish book printables to get kids learning after reading the classic, The Rainbow Fish.

These hands-on activities are filled with coloring pages, counting activities, matching games, and more to bring the Rainbow Fish to life! They’re perfect for independent work and can be used in a variety of ways!

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Ideas For Kids

hand holding finished apples up on top craft

10 Apples Up On Top Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Get ready for a roaring adventure as we bring the lion and tiger characters from a beloved Dr. Seuss book to life with our 10 Apples Up On Top craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tiger & lion template

Instructions

Tiger Craft

  1. Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. To make the tiger, begin by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
  3. Take the mouth piece and glue it in the middle of the face, just above the bottom stripes.
  4. Next, glue the nose to the top of the mouth lines.
  5. Place the eyes below both of the eyebrows and glue them in place.
  6. Finish up by gluing the apples stacked on top of the tiger's head.

Lion Craft

  1. Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take the face and glue it in the middle of the lion's mane.
  3. Next, take the eyes and glue them beneath both of the eyebrows.
  4. Finish up by gluing the apples stacked on top of the lion's head.

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Danielle

Friday 11th of August 2023

This is so cute!

Catherine

Tuesday 1st of August 2023

I cannot find the link to sign up for the template.

Sam

Wednesday 2nd of August 2023

I’m so sorry! My site was updated yesterday and there was a conflict that didn’t allow the form to show. But, it has been fixed now so you can try again. Thanks so much for your patience!

Cara ~ Vintage Style Gal

Sunday 30th of July 2023

Love this! I was a big fan of the book, Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite children's book authors.

Sam

Monday 31st of July 2023

Thanks! Yeah, it's a fun one!

Esmé Slabbert

Friday 28th of July 2023

Great craft ideas for the tiny ones. Thank you for sharing your links with us at #271 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

chetna

Friday 28th of July 2023

I try many thing from your craft bucket and me & my kids love it so much.

Sam

Friday 28th of July 2023

Oh, yay! I'm happy to hear that!

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