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What Good is an Apple?

Teach students this poem as you introduce your unit on apples. Invite them to clap out the rhythm as they say it aloud.

What good is an apple
So shiny and red?
Make smooth apple butter,
Or a pie instead.

What good is an apple
Cut, mashed, then pressed?
Make a drink called cider
So sweet -- it's the best.

What good is an apple
Way up in a tree?
A perfect kind of snack
For you and for me!


Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Visit her archive of rhymes for early childhood classrooms.

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