Today we met with our friends to take a trip around the world but never left the farm! We had a great time with this Five in a Row selection How to Make Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman.
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After reading the book, I gave everyone a passport. Here they wrote their name, birthday, age and favorite kind of apple on the inside cover. For the difficult words I wrote in pencil for them to trace. For favorite type of apple, my youngest, Pookie, wrote ALL 🙂.
Then they placed a 2 ½” x 2″ picture of themselves that my friend so kindly printed out for us. Now their passports were official and we were ready to embark on our trip to gather the ingredients for our apple pie.
Here’s the link to the passport.
First stop, Italy. Everyone lined up and we played follow the leader, acting like we were rowing boats. After reaching our destination, we talked about a few facts about Italy, while they glued Italy’s flag and wheat in their passports.
Fast Facts about Italy
Semolina is used to make pizza dough, bread and noodles
The Leaning Tower of Pisa – I added this just as a famous landmark. Click here to find the coloring pages I used for Italy:
All aboard! Everyone boarded the train, and followed the leader to France to add France’s flag and a chicken to their passports. I lucked out with the board for France, as my daughter, Lil’ Miss, did an excellent job on this poster for the geography fair last year! Had I thought of it sooner, I could have given the countries to my two older children to learn about and create the boards.
Fast Facts about France:
Famous landmark – Eiffel Tower (children recognized this from Madeline and we had previously spoke about France as well with The Glorious Flight.)
France coloring pages: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/countries-cultures/france
And on went the follow the leader until we were back home…
Fast Facts about Sri Lanka:
Capital: (There are 2!)
- Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lanka Map: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/sri-lanka-map
Sri Lanka flag: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/flag-of-sri-lanka
Fast Facts about England
Capital – England
Language – English
Greeting – Alright mate?
Famous things: Royal Guard, double-decker bus, and tea time… https://images.app.goo.gl/3kbAvGAGU7itRVQWA
England flag and Great Britian flag: http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/england-flag
Fast Facts about Jamaica:
Language: English however Jamaican Patois is widely spoken
Greeting in Patois: Wah gwaan
Picture of sugar cane https://www.edupics.com/coloring-page-sugarcane-i16024.html
Interesting fact: drive on the opposite side of the road
Jamaica map: https://pin.it/dnlpg2qnxfpoyv
Jamaica flag: http://www.supercoloring.com/pages/jamaican-flag
Onward to home, The United States of America. I had our country’s flag hanging on the wall. Here we had a discussion on how there are 50 states. Then we “went” to Vermont for apples, and glued the last two pictures in our passports.
Vermont coloring sheet: https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/vermont-coloring-page/
I added an extra page to the passport for our state. Here I asked the children to draw a picture of their favorite thing about our state. So many cute pictures. Everything from flowers to their homes.
Mini Apple Pies
Finally, the moment we had been waiting for…apple pie!
I made these tiny pies using muffin tins. I cut the crust dough using a glass. This was a great fit in the pan. A little trick I learned from my mom, is to roll the crust dough out between two sheets of wax paper. This eliminates some mess and you need less flour while rolling.
Use your favorite recipe or the one from the book🙂, brush with melted butter, then bake at 400° for 20 – 22 minutes.
Today was brought to us by the letter P for pie.
Good fun with Great Friends!