It really was the best book to start with. Not only can this book easily stands up to 5 days of reading in a row. There are load of activities to go along with the book’s themes of blueberry picking, bears, safety and counting.
We started each morning by reading the story book on the sofa after breakfast. If I had prepared printables we did those straight away after the reading. I saved the art activities for the afternoon. Here’s some of the highlights from the week.
WHERE IS TRAFFIC SIGN?
(Sung to the tune “Are You Sleeping?/Where Is Thumbkin?”)
Where is stop sign? Where is stop sign? Here I am! (Show stop sign) Here I am! Red is my colour. A very trusty fellow. Stop right there! Stop right there!
Where is traffic light? Where is traffic light? Here I am! (Show traffic light) Here I am! Red tells us stop!! Yellow
says wait! Green we go! The traffic light will know!
Where is crosswalk sign? Where is crosswalk sign? Here I am! (Show pedestrian crossing sign) Here I am! My colour is black and white. Cars will keep me in their sight. Walk where it’s safe! Walk where it’s safe!
- Debbie Kaatz
Theses printables for Blueberries for Sal at Homeschoolshare were useful for teaching number activities.
We watched videos and looked at picture books of bears in the wild.
We made a sponge and cork painting of a blueberry bush. Then we used our blueberry bush painting to decorate part of a cardboard box to make a puppet theater.
We had a great week and we’re looking forward to the next book!
What was your favorite activity to go with Blueberries for Sal?