Even though blueberry season doesn’t officially begin until May, it’s time to celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day.
Our celebration will include reading and discussing a 1949 Caldecott Medal winning book, Blueberries for Sal.
Not only do my Kinder kids enjoy the story, they are mesmerized by the illustration style. It is very different from most styles we enjoy today. We’ll compare and contrast with a few other Caldecott Medal winning books – Last Stop on Market Street (Christian Robinson, illustrator), The Adventures of Beekle (Dan Santat, illustrator/writer), This is Not My Hat (Jon Klassen, illustrator/writer), and Swimmy (Leo Lionni, illustrator/writer).
We’ll watch a video clip of blueberry picking once I find one on YouTube.
And, we’ll enjoy this Easy-to-make-in-the-classroom, No-bake Graham Cracker Crust Pie. (I’m modifying the recipe from All Things Mamma just a bit.)
Easy-to-make-in-the-classroom, No-bake Graham Cracker Crust Pie
2 8-oz packages cream cheese
1/2 cup whipped cream
1 cup sour cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
22 Keebler Ready Crust Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust
We might make our own whipped cream to top it off!
Combine cream cheese and sugar together. Mix well.
Mix in sour cream and vanilla.
Fold in whipped cream until smooth.
Add to prepared graham cracker crusts.
Top each pie with blueberry pie topping.
Chill for at least 2 hours.
Top with whipped cream.