Common Ground, a national charity now based in Shaftesbury, first introduced Apple Day in 1990 at Covent Garden and it has become an annual celebration of traditional orchards and the wonderful diversity of apples they provide. As we are in Somerset, a county with a wealth of Apple orchards it is fitting that we should celebrate Apple Day.
Our Annual Apple Day activities were as popular as ever. The children brought apples to school to weigh, roll and peel. They enjoyed tasting a variety of apples. The favourites as always, were the ones dipped in chocolate! A new addition to the activities this year was making Apple Joke Books, which got everyone reading and telling ‘Apple’ themed jokes. The children also decorated apple baskets and a bag in which to take all of their goodies home at the end of a fun-filled day.
Here are some of our favourite Apple jokes:
Why did the apple go to the doctor?
Because he felt rotten to the core!
What did the apple tree say to the hungry caterpillar?
“Leaf me alone!”
Why did the apple cry?
It’s peelings were hurt!
Why was the apple alone with the orange?
Because the banana had split!
Why did the apple stop running?
Because he ran out of juice.
Why was Mummy bashing an apple with a rolling pin?
She was trying to make apple crumble.
What do you call an old apple?
What do you get if you cross an apple with a shellfish?
A crab apple!
Where do apples go to buy their toys?
How do you make an apple puff?
You chase it round the garden.
How do you make apple turn over?
You push it down the hill.
What kind of apple isn’t an apple?
What did the apple say to the almond?