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Pie in the Sky
Submitted by: Anna Gonzalez, Katherine Tyra
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Ugly Pie by:Lisa Wheeler
Ol'Bear has a terrible craving for ugly pie. He goes along and asks his neighbors for the ugly things in their kitchen and sings a tune.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by:Marjorie Priceman
This book is a fun description of the journey a little girl takes a trip around the world to collect the finest ingredients for her pie.
All for Pie, Pie for All by:David Martin
This story is about a grandmother cat that makes an apple pie that the whole family enjoys. The last piece is then enjoyed by a whole family of mice and a whole family of ants. Not a single crumb is wasted. In the end they all come and help the grandmother cat make a new pie for everyone to enjoy.
Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries by:Vanita Oeschalger
This book has funny illustrations to idioms we use in our daily life. The pictures present idioms in a fun way. “Pie in the Sky” is covered and explained as something you think you can do that is unrealistic.
Songs
Little Jack Horner
Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said 'What a good boy am I!
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlor eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!
Craft
Cut a manila color of paper into a circle 5 or 6 inches in diameter. This is your pie crust.

Cut 6 strips of manila paper 5 or 6 inches long and about a ˝ wide.

Glue the strips in a lattice like pattern over the manila circle pie crust.

Cut off the excess ends of the pie lattice strips that extend past the pie crust circle.

Use colored dots and/or colored buttons for the berries in the pie. Glue down the dots and/or buttons in between the lattice pattern of the top of the crust for the filling.

Note: If you fill in the pie first you get more 3D effect of the pie filling, but it is harder to keep the glued pieces together.
Have Fun!