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Blueberries for Sal Math Activities

Celebrate summer by reading Blueberries for Sal together. This is such a fun summer book for kindergarnters as it highlights yummy summer fruit blue berries! Then, sneak in some learning by comparing numbers to find which one is greater than, less than, or equal to. This summer math uses a creative blueberries for Sal Activities to make learning fun with a greater than less than activity for kindergarten students.

Celebrate summer by reading Blueberries for Sal together. This is such a fun summer book for kindergarnters as it highlights yummy summer fruit blue berries! Then, sneak in some learning by comparing numbers to find which one is greater than, less than, or equal to. This summer math uses a creative blueberries for Sal Activities to make learning fun with a greater than less than activity for kindergarten students.

Blueberries for sal activities

Make Math Extra Sweet and Fun With Blueberries for Sal Math Activity. This blueberries for sal activity helps teach kids how we compare numbers in kindergarten math. This greater than less than games is perfect for young learners to sneak in some blueberry math. Blueberries For Sal has been a perennial favorite for children for many years. I have to confess, as popular as it seems to be, I never read it until I had children of my own. It’s one of our favorite books when warmer weather hits. We love to read it before we head out berry picking! The book is also a perfect introduction to the concept of hibernation in fall. I put together a simple math game that kids love, in order to pack a bit more learning into our story time. Read on to check it out!

Robert McCloskey wrote and illustrated Blueberries For Sal, which was originally published in 1948. The book chronicles the adventures of young Sal and her mother, as well as a bear duo of mama and cub. The text is fairly simple, but has significant substance, making it a great choice for kids who like a longer read aloud.

Blueberries for sal worksheet

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Blueberries for Sal

My kids love all the onomatopoeia spread throughout the story. Words like ‘kuplink’ and ‘garumpf’ are novel to read, and fun for children to say. The illustrations are quaint and charming, with an old fashioned appeal. The monochromatic artwork really captures the eyes of young listeners.

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Children will enjoy the story about a silly mix-up between a child and a bear cub while out berry picking with their mothers. Blueberries For Sal is a Caldecot Honor classic that is a must-read.

Blueberries for Sal Math Activity

Blueberry Math

  • Free printable blueberry math game page.
  • Small brass fastener.
  • Fine tipped scissors.
  • Manipulatives to represent blueberries.
    • Beads, pom-poms, buttons, or small balls of Play Doh work well.
    • Alternatively, you can laminate the game board and use a dry erase marker to draw berries.
  • One or two numbered die.
Cutting Circle

Summer Activity for Kindergarten

How To Assemble The Game:

  1. First use scissors to cut along the horizontal dotted line.
  2. Next use scissors to cut out the white circle along the dotted line.
  3. With the scissors, poke a small hole in the black dots on the wheel and the game board.
  4. Attach the white wheel to the game board using a small brass fastener.
  5. Gather your manipulatives and get ready to play!
Rolling Dice

Greater than less than activity

  1. Each player gets their own game board.
  2. Players take turns rolling the die. Each roll of the die represents how many ‘blueberries’ to place in one of the jars.
    1. If playing with one dice, player should roll it twice.
    2. If playing with two die, player can roll them both at once.
  3. When each jar is filled with the appropriate number of blueberries, players should compare the quantities.
  4. When a player has determined which jar is more full, they should rotate the wheel to indicate if the first jar is ‘greater than’ or ‘less than’ the second jar.
  5. This is also a great game for kids to play independently, perfect for a little productive quiet time!

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Kate is a former fashion designer turned (semi-reluctant) stay at home mom. She turned to blogging at Homebound But Hopeful as a creative outlet following the birth of her third son. Kate is a life-long learner and bookworm, working to pass on her love of literature to her children.

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