I made the Pilgrim hat out of foam pages and a paper cup. The apples are stickers that I affixed to a piece of red construction paper circles. On the back of the apple are the letter names that I also created by using stickers. I used a visually different apple sticker for the F# and B flat.
We first choose a song to play, then using the letters of that song, the student picks one apple at a time out of the pilgrim hat and places it on the appropriate key. The student is also asked to place an apple on a key as I point to the note in the piece, to reinforce the newly learned note-reading skills.