How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World [FREE Printable]

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For this month’s Poppins Book Nook theme of “Where in the World”, our family traveled the globe with Marjorie Priceman’s book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Today I’ll be sharing with you all of the fun projects we did, along with a FREE printable to enhance your own apple pie making adventures.

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How to Make an Apple Pie and See the WorldFor many years now our families have fostered a love of reading with our kids through our monthly Book Club for Kids. As the older kids have started delving into more thought provoking novels, I’ve now branched out a special K-3 Book Club just for my twin boys. Book Club is one of their absolute favorite activities and they had a blast sharing How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World with their Book Club friends! Here are all of the fun activities we did:

  • Introduce the Author – At the beginning of each meeting, we always introduce the author. At this age, it’s typically a brief intro, to help make the kids aware that a special, real person wrote that book. Marjorie Priceman is the author and illustrator of more than 30 children’s books and has won two Caldecott Honor awards.
  • Introduce the Book – Before reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World aloud to the group, I laid out a large cloth map of the world on the table and explained that we’d be taking a trip around the world today. I encouraged the children to listen for the different locations we’d be visiting, as well as the modes of travel we’d take to get there.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

  • Suitcase and Passport – After reading the book, all the kids were given a cute “suitcase” and “passport” to mark the various locations they had visited that we found over at the incredible This Reading Mama. We discussed the various locations the little girl visited, in order, and glued a picture of the flag and ingredient she found on each country page of our passports.
  • FREE PRINTABLE: Mapwork– I created a cute world map printable and glued it to the outside of each “suitcase”. Then we located each place the little girl in the story visited and placed a star sticker on the appropriate place on the map. As we did this, we discussed the modes of transportation that was used to get from one location to another.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

  • FREE PRINTABLE: Apple Taste Test – On the back of each “suitcase” was glued an apple taste test I had created. I purchased several varieties of apples (ranging from sweet to sour) and each child filled in the chart with their observations. This was definitely a favorite activity!

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

  • Craft Time – One of the wonderful moms took care of the craft for this meet-up. She provided everyone with 12X12 manilla card stock. They cut out an apple shape from red paper and green leaves from green paper and glued those on the page. Then, she had red and green buttons they could decorate their apple with (they glued them on) … so cute! She had cow and hen stickers and such to represent each of the ingredients. And real cinnamon sticks they glued on for the cinnamon ingredient! Each ingredient was represented in this tactile picture.
  • Make Butter – This was a super simple and fun activity that all the kids loved. I filled small, leak-proof Ziploc bowls halfway with heavy whipping cream and made sure the lids were tightly secured. Then, each child shook, shook, shook their bowls of cream with all their might. After a few minutes, the liquid sound turned to a sloshing sound and after about 10 minutes of shaking it turned solid. The kids were amazed at how the cream “transformed” into butter and had fun letting out all their pent-up energy with the shaking! Some chose to try the buttermilk left over from all their shaking and then they all enjoyed their newly made butter on some saltine crackers.
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the WorldApple Pie and Homemade Apple Sauce – Of course you can’t read How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World without making the yummy apple pie recipe found in the back of the book! I have to admit that I did cheat and use a store bought pie crust, but the pie was still delicious. My mom even pitched in and made some homemade apple sauce with some of the apples we had purchased for the apple taste test … yummy!

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

  • Faux Apple Treats – One of the kids in our Book Club is allergic to apples, which made this book a little challenging considering all the yummy apple treats we had. So, a sweet mom volunteered to make “faux apple treats”. She made round popcorn balls, wrapped in plastic wrap, then covered in red tissue paper with a brown chenille stem and green construction paper leaf. Aren’t they just adorable?

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I am the proud mama to 3 incredible boys. Our family began our homeschooling journey in 2006 when my oldest was in 2nd grade and the twins were barely 6 months old. I’m passionate about researching resources and activities that allow my children to use all of their senses and learning styles.

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  1. says

    Looks like you all had a great time! We went through this book with our Five in a Row Studies a while back, and my girls loved it too.

  2. says

    That is such a great book – I featured it in our list of books for letter A because I thought it was a great introduction to world geography for preschoolers. LOVE everything you did with it!

  3. says

    These are all fabulous activities. I am especially loving the faux apple treats!
    I am adding this to our to read list.
    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!

  4. RavenThreads says

    Thanks so much for the free printable :-) I really love the world map one, and since my preschool theme of the month is “A is for apple” for my little kids, I think I’m going to have them and the big kids try out the map and apple taste test!


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