September 17, 2012

The Story of the Apple Star

Years ago at a fall festival,  I remember a story teller telling a really cute story about the star that you see when you cut into an apple.  When the kids and I came home from apple picking at the orchard today, I thought it would be a fun time to share the little legend.  However, although I remember the basic premise, I couldn't remember any of the details.  Googling led me to several versions of  "The Little Red House with No Windows, No Doors, and a Star Inside" but I couldn't find the story I'd heard.  Finally, I came across this version on a site for Girl Scouts.  It was short, but was the closest to the one I'd heard a long time ago.  I decided to elaborate on it a little bit and make my own version.  It was a big hit with my kids and I like how it includes a little lesson on how hard work and patience can bring you rewards.

Check it out...

how did the star get in the apple story

Click HERE or on the story below for a printable PDF version!
And here's my son after I read the story and I cut into his apple to reveal the star...

Definitely check out the version that inspired me HERE (she also has a cute dried apple wreath project to go with it)


  1. Hey I made some little flannel board things to go w/ this on my blog. I love this story- we read it every year :)

    1. How cool! If you'd like, add the link to your flannel board pieces here! :)

  2. Thanks for the story. I haven't heard that in years!

  3. What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is lovely, and your little guy looks so pleased! Please consider sharing on the Waldorf Wednesday link up!

  5. We did this as well before our trip to the apple orchard this week. The kids adored it!

  6. What a wonderful story. We discovered the star in the apple this week whilst apple printing. Will have to remember this next time we do some things with apples

  7. Thanks! This is too cute! My MIL showed my daughter the star some time ago, so this is perfect.

  8. Hi, I found this through Pinterest and this is awesome.
    Whenever we eat an apple, I sing a song about the little seeds inside that are dreaming of growing into big trees. (I'ts a Dutch song, so I can't share it.)
    I love this story and I am pretty sure my kids will love this too.
    Thank you.

  9. I told it to my family today. They loved it!!! Thank you!!!

  10. What a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing :)

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this lovable story:)

  12. I knew about the star, but hadn't heard the story. I liked how your version endee with a promise. The Girl Scout version ends in true GS form with a moral! Thanks for sharing


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