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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 their heads, just like in the book.

Be sure to check out all our children’s book activities 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 counting up to ten, and work on their fine motor skills as they carefully cut and paste the pieces together.

This craft would be a great accompaniment to the book 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 craft supplies, the free template, and your kids for a fun way to combine crafting with story time!

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tiger & lion template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
color cut and paste version of apples up on top

Directions

Tiger Craft

Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding printed apples up on top template

To make the tiger, begin by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.

hands gluing ear piece together

Take the mouth piece and glue it in the middle of the face, just above the bottom stripes.

hands gluing face piece together

Next, 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

Finish up by gluing the apples 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

Download the template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

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.

Finish up by gluing hte apples stacked on top of the lion’s head.

hand holding finished apples up on top craft

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 crafting character puppets to coloring by numbers with them, each activity brings the 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 craft and activity ideas based on beloved children’s books!

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!

two examples of finished apples up on top craft

Book Crafts

Crafting is a fantastic project for kids to do since it offers numerous benefits for their developmental growth in a fun and engaging way.

Additionally, crafting can provide a tangible connection to books, making them more memorable. With each craft, children are able to stretch their imaginations and create a world where their favorite characters come alive.

Read on below to check out some fun crafts 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 craft. They can bring Jim, from the Grumpy Monkey, to life with this craft to use as a prop during story time or make up their own.

Grouchy Ladybug Craft – Kids can choose between a grouchy or friendly version of the ladybug with this fun paper craft. This is a great craft to do in conjunction with the book, The Grouchy Ladybug!

book crafts collage

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!

Moose Handprint Craft – This adorable keepsake craft 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 ’10 Apples Up On Top’ craft, 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.

Bring a favorite book and a favorite activity together with these polar bear color by numbers. They’re a great addition to the 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!

single example of finished apples up on top craft

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.

Use this pack of Rainbow Fish book printables to get kids learning after reading the classic, The Rainbow Fish. This set of printables is filled with coloring pages, counting activities, matching games, and more to bring the Rainbow Fish to life!

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

Share With Us

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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!

More Summer Activities 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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10 Apples Up On Top Craft Template

Apples On Top Template

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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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