This was a bit of a grand production day…but it was really fun
I wanted them to learn the song “Pioneer Children Sang as They Walked” (which most of them did not know) because it was July and we were trying to do Pioneer stuff
So first, we made a “pie”
I was inspired by THIS post
I told the kids they had a choice of graham cracker crust or oreo crust because I didn’t have time to make the pastry kind (LOL, they didn’t get the joke but my pianist laughed)
On the back of each piece (which we put together as we went–this is how it would look when put together) was a survey question:
The person who chose the piece got to choose which choice was the winner (first) and then we surveyed the group. Whoever chose the same preference as the person got to come up
These people (up to 6–sometimes there were too many, sometimes not enough but we worked it out) came up and sat in the chairs that I had labeled 1-6
Once these 6 people were positioned, I called up another person to choose the flavor of the pie:
These different “flavors” (I told them these were Lemon, Pumpkin, Cherry, etc) had instructions for HOW we were going to sing the song:
So then we all sang the song, doing whatever thing it said.
As we sang, the 6 kids walked around the chairs like Musical Chairs.
Once the song was over, they all sat down and I had someone come up and choose one of the small numbers that I had folded up on the table (I chose Jr Primary kiddos for this)
The number they chose was the “Winner” and that person got to come choose the next crust and the process started over.
NOTES: For this activity I just wrote “Pie-o-neers!” across the top of the board with chalk. The next week, we did something else with Pioneers and I wrote “Pioneers” somewhere again on the board, and one of the Jr primary girls looked confused and told me “that’s not how you spell that!” LOL