Time for some baking! Sometimes I have ideas that I want to use when I teach kindergarten prep, but I know that it is not something that would work well with the whole class. In this case, I usually end up doing centres with the students. During an apple inquiry, I created this apple centre for the drama centre. I have used it several times since and it is a easy, fun fall activity.
The pie crusts are just felt with a few diamonds cut into it. I added a few pie plates and baking utensils. I was able to find pompoms that were roughly the colour of some spices to add to the pies. I also gave students a large bowl that they mixed the pie ingredients together. They then poured it into the pie pan and baked! I was pleasantly surprised with how much dramatic play happened with these materials. It is a fairly simple centre, but students enjoyed it and played happily for quite some time. It is definitely a fall activity that I will use again.