November 17, 2012

Mmm, Pumpkin Pie!

Pumpkin pie...the traditional Thanksgiving dessert that most of us just can't do without!  Well, our pre-k kiddos got a little pre-Turkey Day taste of this sweet, delicious dessert.  We learned that pumpkin pie is made from real pumpkins, as well as spices like nutmeg, ginger and allspice.  But what did the kids want MORE of?  The whipped cream, of course!
They also had fun creating their own pretend slice of pumpkin pie for our art project. If you'd like to craft some more at home, they're easy peasy! Check it out...
You will need:
brown construction paper (1 piece will make many slices)
brown/tan tissue paper
small paper plates
glue and scissors
Cut triangles out of the brown construction paper.  Mine were about 4" long, and about 3" across the top of the pie slice.  Glue your slice onto the plate.
Next, cut the tissue paper into small squares.  Place glue along the top of the pie slice.  Crumble a square of tissue paper, and stick it to the top of the slice.  Repeat across the top.  This will form the crust.

Now, depending on the size of your cottonballs, you may want to tear them in half.  Ours were large, and the kids only needed a small "dollop" of whipped cream.  Glue the whipped cream onto the middle of your pie slice.  And...(drumroll please)...
You have created a delicious-looking pumpkin pie, perfect for pretend play!

By the way, I heard some adorably cute quotes from kids today, as they were making their pumpkin pie crafts.  One girl said, "Making this craft is making me hungry for pumpkin pie!", while a boy said, "This looks so good, I could eat it right now!"  Aren't they so sweet and funny?!
We read the books:
and sang the song "Turkey Pokey".  Ask your kiddo to sing it for you!  "You put your right wing in, you put your right wing out..."
The kiddos completed their letter Jj activity as a group.  Look for that post at a later time this weekend.  I'll give you a hint: it involved lots of jumping!
I will also be posting about our new behavior chart, and the details that go along with it.  It's working well so far!
Happy Weekend!


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