We made blueberry pie in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on September 15, 2010

in Blueberries for Sal, Creative Art, Shapes and Colors

Read the book “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey and then make a blueberry pie!

Our preschoolers started off by gluing some strips of manila paper on top of a brown construction paper pie crust.

The children criss-crossed their paper which was a challenging concept for some of the younger children…

Other children caught on very easily…

Once all the pieces of the pie were in place, then the teacher helped the children trim off the excess paper (pie dough) from around the edges.

Then each child dipped a finger in blue paint and made blueberry prints…

The class next door made blueberry pies too! As you can see below, theirs turned out a tad different!

And some of the children preferred to “rub” their blueberries on rather than press them on:)

I like simple activities such as this to extend a story into the classroom. Sometimes I get a little carried away with all the photographs!!

Here are a few fun and simple blueberry ideas from Delightful Learning!

And did these pies make you hungry? Try making a blueberry crisp!

I am linking up with Red Ted Art today!

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1 maggy, red ted art September 15, 2010 at 7:04 am

Oooh, I love the finger print blueberries!!! lovely! I think my son would be one of the ones that wants to rub it everywhere. But, love the technique and am sure we can have a go at this in one way or another!

And THANK YOU for linking up with Kids Get Crafty!!!

Maggy

2 amandab September 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Isn’t it interesting how something you may think is simple doesn’t quite translate the same way with kids? We did a stained-glass butterfly yesterday, and after I cut out the butterfly and holes I left Princess (4) to it. She used much more sticky tape than I had expected, and there were a few gaps, but (of course!) we still thought it was beautiful :)

I am interested to see how she would go with this one :)

3 Deborah J. Stewart September 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm

LOL – part of the fun is just seeing where we end up!

4 Teacher Tom September 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm

This idea has a lot going for it, Deborah! There’s math, art, science and drama. I too, am particularly fond of the fingerprint berries. =)

5 Deborah J. Stewart September 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

You just gotta love those berries!

6 JDaniel4's Mom September 17, 2010 at 5:20 am

JDaniel would love making pie this way.

7 Katherine Marie September 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Terrific learning fun!!!! You always inspire us with the most unique and wonderful ideas.

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