Samantha and Gracen are very familiar with this book. However, it was new to Wes. He thoroughly enjoyed it. His favorite part was when the young girl and young bear get mixed up and begin following the wrong mothers. He thought it was a hilarious mistake.
To accompany this book, I decided that we would make a simple, no-bake blueberry pie. Gracen was at a birthday party, so I let Samantha make it all by herself. I gave her the recipe and let her go at it. She did a great job, and did not require much help. She did ask what "fold in the blueberries" means, so I modeled how to do it and she finished. She was so proud that she had made the entire pie all by herself.
Little Cooks With Books ~ Blueberries for Sal
My goal for this activity was to have Samantha do as much as she could by herself. She was successful because she has been cooking with me for a while. If your little cook is younger or is just starting on his or her cooking adventure, here are some objectives you can use for this lesson:
- Practice reading a recipe.
- Discuss abbreviations commonly used in recipes (For example: T for tablespoon and tsp for teaspoon).
- Washing fruit (blueberries).
- How to "fold" in an ingredient.
- Juicing a lemon.
I hope you and your little cook have lots of blueberry fun with Blueberries for Sal and this yummy pie.
See you in two weeks with another Little Cooks with Books activity!