The Apple Says [activity]

Red apple

What to do

Play this game like “Simon Says.” With small children, have them all participate. Explain to only do the exercise if “The Apple Says” to do it. If you don’t you must sit down. Tell kids that they will have to pretend to do some of the exercises. Encourage them to be active when doing an exercise – for example run in place, skip, hop. It is OK if you cannot get any of the children out. Just compliment them, saying they are a really hard group to trick! In fact, you may want to keep kids in as long as possible as a self-esteem builder. They will listen harder while they are still in.

Practice

The Apple Says run in place (kids run in place.) Hop on one foot. (Anyone doing this would have to sit down because it wasn’t preceded by “The Apple Says.”)

Playing the Game

  1. The Apple Says jump up and down
  2. The Apple Says eat an apple for a snack
  3. The Apple says play basketball
  4. Run in place
  5. The Apple Says drink some grapefruit juice
  6. Hop from one foot to the other
  7. The Apple Says drink some orange juice
  8. The Apple Says swim
  9. The Apple Says play tennis
  10. The Apple Says eat fruit at breakfast to get a good start
  11. Ride a bike
  12. Roller-skate
  13. The Apple Says dance
  14. The Apple Says eat a banana
  15. Do a jumping jack
  16. The Apple Says walk
  17. Jog
  18. The Apple Says have some grapes for a snack
  19. Turn around
  20. The Apple Says jump rope
  21. Touch your knees
  22. The Apple Says turn around
  23. The Apple Says march
  24. Peel an orange
  25. The Apple Says clap your hands behind your back
  26. Wiggle your ears
  27. The Apple Says tap your shoulders
  28. The Apple Says slice apples
  29. Make fruit salad
  30. The Apple Says hoe the garden
  31. Wash the pears
  32. The Apples Says pick some berries
  33. The Apple Says wipe the table
  34. Read a book
  35. The Apple Says write a letter
  36. The Apple Says shake your neighbor’s hand
  37. Eat an apple
  38. Wash your hands
  39. The Apple Says brush your teeth
  40. The Apple Says eat blueberry pancakes
  41. The Apple Says use dental floss
  42. Peel a banana
  43. Shake all over
  44. The Apple Says hop all around
  45. The Apple says do 5 jumping jacks
  46. Touch your elbows
  47. The Apple Says touch the top of your head
  48. Touch your toes
  49. The Apple Says touch your ears
  50. The Apple Says rest and relax
Anna Boudreau Supports Extension

I Support Extension

Anna Boudreau
State Advisory Council Chair, Natural Resources Steward and NH Coverts Cooperator