My, oh my! We like to make pies!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 27, 2013

in Children's Books, I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, Thanksgiving

Play Dough Pies

As the day of our Thanksgiving Feast draws near, we continue to spend time exploring different things we can make or explore that are related to our Thanksgiving Feast.  One thing that our preschoolers love is to make pie – my, oh my!…

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We had two different kinds of pie on our agenda today but to start off our pie making experiences, we read the book “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” by Alison Jackson…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

There are many different versions of “I Know an Old Lady…” and we have them all. In this particular version, the old lady swallows just about everything commonly related to a Thanksgiving feast including an entire cake and a whole turkey. I always hesitate to read this book to my class because it uses the phrase, “Perhaps she”ll die” all through out the book and sure enough, one of my students told me that he didn’t like that word so in our class, we changed that phrase to “Perhaps she’ll cry.”

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After reading the book, the children helped me come up with all the things the old lady swallowed and put the words up on our turkey magnetic board to review…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

We came up with words like; salad, pot, turkey, food, cider, squash, and more. As the children thought of a word, I wrote it out and handed it to them to place on our turkey board…

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And then we were off to make our own pies. We made two types of pies: a playdough pie and a real cherry pie.  Our playdough pies needed a pie pan and crust to get us started…

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Once the children had a crust for their playdough pie, then they went around the classroom to decide what they wished to use as their pie filling.  I wasn’t allowed to see what they would use because I was going to have to eat the pie later…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

The children added their pretend pie fillings and then they put the top crust on their pie to seal in the filling…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Now it was time for Mrs. Stewart to guess what might be in one of those pies?  I could not ever guess right so we had to cut them open and take a look!…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Inside the pies were pretend strawberries and blackberries, race cars, and other toys…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

The children continued to make their pretend pies all through out the morning and serve them to me and each other…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

In the meantime, the children also participated in helping to make a real cherry pie for our Thanksgiving Feast.  Each child helped in some way whether it was helping to mix up our dough for the pie crust…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Or rolling out the pie crust…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Or adding the cherry filling to the pie…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Or cutting strips of dough for the top of our pie…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Or designing the top of our pie…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Together, my students made a beautiful cherry pie for our Thanksgiving Feast…

My, Oh My! We Like to Make Pies by Teach Preschool

Just one more day until our Thanksgiving feast!

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1 Anne November 27, 2013 at 7:24 am

I love those books as well, but I never liked the “Perhaps she’ll die” phrase so I’ve been known to just avoid the books … “perhaps she’ll cry” is a great alternative – THANK YOU!

And who wouldn’t want to eat a matchbox car pie? Looks yummy – LOL! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

2 Ann Spencer November 27, 2013 at 8:28 am

Making a play dough pie has got to be so much fun! What a great idea!

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