Here are some of the things we did to go along with this week’s Five-in-a-Row book.
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Making an Apple Pie
You cannot row through How to make an Apple Pie and See the World without making a delicious apple pie or variation thereof. I chose to try Chef John’s patented Apple Hand Pie recipe. It was simple and delicious! You can view Chef John’s video demonstration below and go here for the recipe.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World Craft
I kept the craft simple. The kids made a postcard that featured an apple tree. We used card stock, red, blue, and green paint, and gold glitter glue.
I pulled out our dry erase maps and noted all the different places mentioned in the book. We started with our world map, then moved to our map of the United States and gave attention to each place mentioned in the story. I then printed coloring pages with the flag of each place mentioned in the book. The kids immediately recognized the places we’d previously read about in our other Five-in-a-Row books, like Madeline and The Story about Ping.
In addition to all of the books we read, we watched videos of people from Jamaica and China. This helped the kids to further see some of the cultures in those places. I found an interesting video of cinnamon being harvested in Sri Lanka.
Thanks to our librarian, Michelle, of Living Learning Libraries we were able to read lots of wonderful living books related to the Five-in-a-Row book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.
Check out more Five in a Row related posts below...
The Story About Ping activities and craft.
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