Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Buried in Berries...Jamberry!

has been a favorite book of ours for a while.
If you haven't read it to your kiddo yet, make sure you do!

Here's a fun  and very simple activity we did to go with this board book.  

 We used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
Last of the fresh berries for the season. A farewell bash.

Rinsed 'em.

Sorted 'em.

Next, we read the book and used our berries as interactive parts to the story.

One berry, two berry, pick me a blueberry.
She picked a blueberry and fed it to the bear.

                                               Three berry, four berry,hayberry

It was hard not to sample the berries as we read along. 

Trainberry, trackberry, clickety-clackberry!
I'm okay with getting a lil' berry stain on our book.
It's ours and we'll remember how the stain got there. :)

Next, raspberries!

Buried in berries!

She enjoyed all the berries 'as is' in natural form as we read...EXCEPT for the raspberry, too sour for her liking (same here...*pucker face*).

Next, we conducted a taste test with different dips.

Cream cheese, vanilla yogurt, honey and chocolate whipped cream.

Turns out that ALL the berries were best in chocolate whipped cream.

There's a resource book called  'Story Stretchers' that we like very much. While I didn't get this activity from that book, it is a great resource for adding relevant activities to your favorite books/stories.  They have a version for infants, toddlers, pre-k and up.


Brooke said...

I love this book, ADORABLE! What fun! I just became a stay at home mama and I am loving all your post! They are wonderful ideas and you share a lot of creative learning for young ones, this definitively will go on things to do with my little man. Thanks for your recent visit to mine also :o)

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