I used Ten Apples Up On Top! by Dr. Seuss to explore the idea of real and imaginary and to do a little experiment!
Ten Apples Up On Top!
Other items to balance –
1) Read the book to your child. Discuss whether this is a real or imaginary story (you can even introduce the words non-fiction and fiction).
2) Have your child predict whether they can balance one apple “up on top”. Can they do more than one? Test the prediction.
3) Extend the activity by trying to balance other items. Which is easier? Which is harder?