Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal at Wikipedia

We did many of the activities from the Before Five In A Row Curriculum. We ate A LOT of blueberries.

From the library...
Blueberries for Sal - read-a-long book
Baby Bears (video)
A day in the life of a baby bear by Peter and Susan Barrett.
Jamberry by Bruce Degen.
Jamberry - read-a-long book
Scolastic's Make way for ducklings--and more Robert McCloskey stories (video) - includes Blueberries for Sal
One Day in Maine by Robert McCloskey - Grom realized it was the same Sal quickly but this longer book lost his attention.

We did this project. I drew a simple bush. It wasn't a blueberry bush until Grom added the blueberries. We colored his fingertip and he stamped the blueberries on the bushes.
Grom made a similar picture using blue dots for the blueberries. He loves sticking stickers.


  1. We love this book! And what a GREAT idea for an activity. I like that it's not too involved or messy, but still creative and fun for the kids.

  2. Thanks for the project idea! I am teaching a Summer School program for 7 children and wanted a simple but fun project for them to create after reading the book and doing a Story Map writing activity. This will be perfect. I have DOT Paints that can work for the blueberries too!