Last week we read Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (affiliate link). This is a cute story about a mother and child climbing a mountain to pick blueberries and running into a mama bear and her bear cub munching on blueberries. When I saw this blueberry pie activity from Teach Preschool I thought Caden would like this craft. But of course I had to put my own spin on it and that would be to do sensory painting with blueberry jam!
So to prepare for this activity you need the following supplies:
- Brown construction paper cut in a circle
- Tan construction paper cut into strips
- White sheet of construction paper
- Blueberry Jam
- Paint Brush
- small bowl
- glue stick
To get the blueberry jam ready to paint with a spooned a little into a small bowl and then added a bit of water to make it easier to paint with. Caden was excited to make his own blueberry pie, but first he had to taste the blueberry “paint” first!
After his taste test, Caden was ready to paint! He eagerly dipped his brush into the bowl of blueberry “paint” and spread it around on his pie! Of course, painting with blueberry jam means that you can also smell the wonderful blueberry scent!
I love this activity for its multi-sensory aspect. Not only are you using your hands to create a craft, but you can also taste and smell the paint too!
After Caden was done painting with his blueberry jam, it was time to put the pie crust on! The blueberry jam was so sticky there was no need to use glue, just stick the strips of tan paper right on to the wet blueberry “paint” and let it dry! Our strips are still sticking over a week later!
Check out my BFIAR: Blueberries for Sal Pinterest Board for more great crafts and activities that go along with this cute book!
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