Graphing Mud Pies

Graphing Mud Pies

Read the story Mud Pies by Judith Grey. Have the children list their favorite pie. Make paper circles. Cut each into 6 or 8 pieces. Give each child a piece of pie and have them color it. Create a graph of favorite pies. Using fabric or a large sheet of paper, make a grid large enough to accommodate the pie shapes.

As a follow up, have the children create their own mud pies. To make a soft batch of mud, mix garden soil with water in a bucket. Provide each child with a small foil cupcake liner. Fill each cupcake liner with mud and let it dry over the next week. Spray with acrylic and use as a paperweight.

Activity provided by:

Story County Conservation
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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Category: Group Activities

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.1. 9.4, 11.1, 11.2, 12.1, 13.1, 14.3

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