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These tray activities were a huge hit! The tennis in particular:
The smashing of the blueberries was ,well, a smashing success (sorry, couldn’t help myself!). I had attached a silicone cupcake holder to a wooden building block to give the little girls a small enough tool for smashing, and smash they did:
We then added sugar to the juice and sugar and pectin to the fruit, boiled both up and made some blueberry syrup and jam:
The last tray was a sorting exercise and even B2 did it fairly well. They needed to separate the blueberries (blue water beads) from their leaves (green water beads):
I covered some tiny pots in foil and added gaffa tape silver handles to make some pails, whilst T11 went and hid all the glass beads in our front garden. The girls then went blueberry picking with their pails:
They did a bit of colouring in, from photocopies of pictures in the book:
And finally the tiddly winks, which A4 requested to play during her quiet time. She loved them!
Muffin Tin meal
We used the syrup we made to make a drink; blueberry pancakes held together with a tooth pick and 3 blueberries; homemade blueberry jam; natural yogurt mixed with the jam; and plain blueberries:
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- Blueberry fruit salad and natural yogurt
- Blueberry muffins
- Homemade blueberry ice cream: simply frozen blueberries whizzed up with yogurt.
- Bread roll, brie and some delicious blueberry relish:
- We made up some lemonade with some stray lemons and then smashed some blueberries, drained the juice off and boiled it up with some sugar to make a syrup:
This was one of our more simple rows, yet it was such a quaint book that we all really enjoyed ourselves!
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