This book is one of V’s favorites. What does that mean exactly? Well, it means I read it over, and over, and over, and OVER, and over, and over some more!
We also sang the song “Sing a Song of Sixpence” (this book cover always reminds me of that song, so I thought, why not?)
He are the words if you’d like to sing along with us:
“Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing;
Wasn’t that a dainty dish, To set before the king?
The king was in his counting house, Counting out his money;
The queen was in the parlour, Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden, Hanging out the clothes;
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose”.
And then after singing, we made this great craft with easy household supplies.
This activity also works with fine motor skills (the weaving & the stamping).
brown construction paper, cut in 3 – 4, 1/2 inch strips
- Cut the paper plate across, from top to bottom, then from side to side, dividing the paper plate into four equal parts. In pie terms: start with the whole pie & cut it into four pieces ;)
- Cut four vertical slits in each individual piece of pie. The slits will sit in the middle of each piece, not connecting to either the top or the bottom.
- Have your child weave the strips through the slits up & down, alternating the pattern for each strip. The basket weave technique replicates the lattice on pies.
- Next, dip the eraser end of the pencil in red paint.
- Have your child dab the eraser end with paint onto the pie slices creating the cherries.
And there you have it, a cherry pie fit for a queen (or king)!