Posted by: ad65shorty | October 2, 2009

Guest Post: Apple, Apple, Round and Red

Marie from Make and Takes is here as my guest today sharing a fun apple activity!

Here’s a fun Fall twist on the classic Nursery Rhyme Duck, Duck, Goose. We’re playing this game with apples. The words for the chant are:

Apple, apple, round and red
Fell kerplunk on ____’s head



Using an apple to tap each child’s head, play the game of Duck, Duck, Goose by saying the chant above. Go around the circle until all the children have had a chance to be “it”. For the apple, you can use a real apple or craft a yarn apple. Then once the game is over, cut up a few apples for a snack!

How fun is this!! And we will definitely making those yarn apples. They’re adorable! Thanx, Marie!



  1. I wandered over from Make & Takes and loved the ideas I found on your blog. Thanks!

  2. Kim,

    Thanx for stopping by and leaving a comment!!! I hope you’ll visit again! 🙂

  3. Hi,

    We’ve recently made these apples yarns at home, that I found on Makes and Takes.
    I’d like to use your game with a group of young French children who are just starting to learn English, and I wonder if you would be able to tell me what the child who is “it” has to do?

    P.S. Your blog’s great.

    • Maria,

      This game is not mine; it’s Marie’s from Make and Takes. I will have her come over and respond!

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  6. Maria – For this game, it is the same as playing Duck Duck Goose (directions to the game are here:,_duck,_goose) Instead of using your hand to tap on the person’s head, you use the apple to lightly tap on their head while you say the “apple chant”. Then the child who’s name was called out from the chant would get up and chase the child who was calling the chant, trying to catch them before they sit back down in the empty spot on the circle. And the game continues until everyone has had a chance to be the chanter or “it” person.

    I hope that helps answer your question. Have fun playing!

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