And what a better book for both blueberries and self-control than Blueberries for Sal. This charming little story has a lot of great activities to go along with reading it. And so we wanted to compile some of our favorite.
1. Go on a blueberry hunt
This can be with real blueberries on a bush, or with paper ones scattered around the room. It would be fun to do this with a metal pail so you can hear the "kaplunk."
2. Feed the bear
Use this printable to make a bear that you can spoon blue pom poms into. Make two and make it a race!
3. Narrate and draw
After reading the story, have your kids tell the story back to you in their own words. Write it down and have them illustrate one picture. This is a great way to see what they comprehended.
4. Stamp blueberries
Use a cork to make realistic and cool looking blueberries.
5. Draw only in blue
One of the charms of this story is that is is illustrated only in one color. Have your kids try to be as expressive with only one color.
6. Graph how people prefer to eat blueberries
This is a great idea for older kids. They can practice data collection and presentation.
So how do you like to eat blueberries?