Monday, June 11, 2012

Blueberry Shoes

Since we knew we were going to be taking the kids berry picking, we spent last week reading berry books.  We had several favorites, including the book Blueberry Shoe by Ann Dixon.  In the story a little boy loses his shoe while blueberry picking, and thanks to several animals, when he finds it again the next year it is a home to a blueberry plant.  To go along with it we did a blueberry craft.

I gave the kids a brown crayon, blue paint and a hot glue gun stick to use as a stamper, and some green circle stickers cut in half.

I love how they each interpreted the project differently.

The Boyscout's blueberry bush.
The Bug's blueberry bush.
Miss M's blueberry bush.

Other favorites included Jam and Jelly by Holly and Nellie by Gloria Whelan (a sweet story about a mom and daughter who make jam and sell it to buy the daughter a coat for school), and The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood.

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