Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pie In The Sky

Lois Ehlert is this month's featured author for the Virtual Book Club For Kids (hosted by Toddler Approved, Mommy & Me Book Club, and The Educators' Spin On It).  K & I listened to a reading of Ms. Ehlert's colorful Pie In The Sky on youtube, being as Baby Girl's been quite curious with the laptop lately...

* StoryPie In The Sky by Lois Ehlert
* Age:  1
* Activities/ Experiences:
          1. Collect leaves.
          2. Paint sky's reflection with mirror.
          3. Bake mini cherry pies.

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1. Collect leaves.  For the tree aspect of this book, we ventured out into the backyard.  Checked out the trees.  Looked up at the sky & clouds.  Piled up leaves.  Crunched them, threw them, examined them.  'Tis the autumn season!

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2. Paint sky's reflection with mirrorPie In The Sky!  This title immediately reminded me of a blog post I'd seen for "painting the sky."  It took a little searching, but I did find it again at Growing A Jeweled Rose.  (Check it out; the creativity in this activity is brilliant!)

Since the story is about growing cherries on a tree, then turning them into a luscious pie... K finger painted on a mirror with cherry pie filling.  All the while... her face, the sky, & trees reflected back at her!

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 3.  Bake mini cherry pies.  A taste-test!  We made a cherry filling from scratch and baked them in little pie crusts in a muffin tin.  (Used a recipe at Sew Sweet Stitches I found on pinterest.  Thanks yet again, Pinterest!)  Did the same with canned filling.  And although the bright, red canned-filling did look prettier, we all agreed the homemade filling was sweeter & tastier.  --Well, that's what daddy & I said, anyway.  Baby K seemed to equally enjoy both!   
Check out more Lois Ehlert activities: 

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