We made blueberry pie in preschool

Read the book “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey and then make a blueberry pie!

Our preschoolers started off by gluing some strips of manila paper on top of a brown construction paper pie crust.

The children criss-crossed their paper which was a challenging concept for some of the younger children…

Other children caught on very easily…

Once all the pieces of the pie were in place, then the teacher helped the children trim off the excess paper (pie dough) from around the edges.

Then each child dipped a finger in blue paint and made blueberry prints…

The class next door made blueberry pies too! As you can see below, theirs turned out a tad different!

And some of the children preferred to “rub” their blueberries on rather than press them on:)

I like simple activities such as this to extend a story into the classroom. Sometimes I get a little carried away with all the photographs!!

Here are a few fun and simple blueberry ideas from Delightful Learning!

And did these pies make you hungry? Try making a blueberry crisp!

I am linking up with Red Ted Art today!

By |2010-09-15T06:00:22+00:00September 15th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. maggy, red ted art September 15, 2010 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Oooh, I love the finger print blueberries!!! lovely! I think my son would be one of the ones that wants to rub it everywhere. But, love the technique and am sure we can have a go at this in one way or another!

    And THANK YOU for linking up with Kids Get Crafty!!!


  2. amandab September 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Isn’t it interesting how something you may think is simple doesn’t quite translate the same way with kids? We did a stained-glass butterfly yesterday, and after I cut out the butterfly and holes I left Princess (4) to it. She used much more sticky tape than I had expected, and there were a few gaps, but (of course!) we still thought it was beautiful 🙂

    I am interested to see how she would go with this one 🙂

  3. Teacher Tom September 15, 2010 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    This idea has a lot going for it, Deborah! There’s math, art, science and drama. I too, am particularly fond of the fingerprint berries. =)

  4. JDaniel4's Mom September 17, 2010 at 5:20 am - Reply

    JDaniel would love making pie this way.

  5. Katherine Marie September 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Terrific learning fun!!!! You always inspire us with the most unique and wonderful ideas.

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