Lois Ehlert is one of my favorite authors. I absolutely love the illustrations in her books. For years my kids have created their own illustrations using a similar collage technique. It is great for little kids because they only need colorful paper, scissors, and glue.
In Pie in the Sky the family watches and waits for their backyard cherry tree to grow cherries so they can make a pie.
This is a great book for learning about the seasons, trees, and of course cooking too! You could also study George Washington who is said to have cut down a cherry tree in is youth, although most sources say this story is not very credible.
Activities for Pie in the Sky
- Make a cherry tree (this is an apple tree, but you could call it a cherry tree!)
- Letter “P” worksheets and activities
- Make a George Washington wig
- George Washington craft