"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Reading the book, If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff, set the scene for the week...

The main character of this story is a little pig. It  reminded us of The Three Little Pigs which we read and reread.
 It made us hungry for pancakes, but first we used beanbag pancakes giving us a chance to practice flipping them.

Flipping pancakes wasn't enough, so we also used them for balancing, throwing and catching. We tried throwing them up in the air and catching them. We tried balancing them on our heads and walking around with them. We balanced them on other parts of our bodies. A frying pan made a good target for throwing our beanbag pancakes.
 Playing with pancakes was so much fun, we used pink playdough to practice making pancakes.
Talking about pigs, pancakes and playing with pink playdough reminded us of the letter "P" so we filled little purses with pennies as we counted them.  
This made us think of other things that start with "P". A sensory bin was filled- the filler was popcorn. We sifted throughout the popcorn to find several letter "p's" and little pink pigs. We had pink and purple cups to collect our objects. There was Pluto, Pooh and Piglet. We also had purple and pink pom poms and pots and pans in which to place pancakes, peas, pears and pineapple.
This reminded us of foods that start with "P" so for snacks and lunches this week, we had pretzels, popcorn, pizza, pineapple, and of course pancakes!
In order to make pancakes, we had to read Eric Carle's book, Pancakes, Pancakes.

This really made us want to make our own pancakes!
Making our own pancakes made us want to cook and bake some more, so we made "P" shaped cookies...
Such pretty cookies...
and delicious!

Creating beautiful cookies with colorful sprinkles made us want to create something else colorful so we used syrup paint to drizzle over the top of pancake shapes.
Some of us just fingerpainted in the syrup paint!
Painting pancakes made us want to paint some more, so, we used watercolor paints to
paint the letter "p".
See what happens when you give a pig a pancake?

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