To make these apples I used a template I found online to trace the shape of the leaves and apples onto felt. Once I cut them out I used Tacky Glue to put the leaves onto the apples.
In a storytime setting, these apples could be used with any apple themed counting rhyme.
Here's a cute rhyme I found at Step by Step Childcare:
Farmer Brown had 5 little apples hanging in his tree,
He plucked one apple and he at it hungrily,
Leaving 4 little apples hanging on his tree.
(countdown to 1 green apple)
Farmer Brown had 1 little apple hanging on his tree,
He plucked that apple and he gave it all to me,
Leaving no little apples hanging on his tree!