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Giant Sandwiches

Hey Moms - Here are some creative activities to enjoy with your elementary-aged students this summer that will give a healthy helping of literature, history, science, and fun!




1) LITERATURE: Share this children's story - The Giant Jam Sandwich - with your child.


Get the book:

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&tn=giant%20jam%20sandwich


or find a digital copy

https://www.amazon.com/Giant-Sandwich-Sandpiper-Book-Shine/dp/0395442370/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1HAXIN14RXA2F&keywords=giant+jam+sandwich&qid=1659012261&sprefix=giant+jam+sandwich%2Caps%2C82&sr=8-1


or watch a read-aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnr65z4AN_I



2) NON-FICTION: Read about this real life Giant Cookie!


https://www.immaculatebaking.com/the-worlds-biggest-cookie/


(Is there a world's record your child would like to break? https://kids.guinnessworldrecords.com/records/ )



3) LOCAL HISTORY: The story of the Lance factory and the peanut butter sandwich


https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/charlotte-home-lance-cracker%E2%80%99s-peanut-butter-sandwich


https://www.charlottemagazine.com/the-cracker-kingdoms-new-ruler-a-look-at-lance-then-and-now/



More fascinating history about Charlotte: https://southendclt.org/about/south-ends-story



4) SCIENCE: Learn about the difference between the helpful, pollinator ground bees and the mean, aggressive yellow jackets!

https://beehivehero.com/ground-bees/









https://www.arrowexterminators.com/learning-center/pest-library/stinging/yellowjackets









5) HOME SKILLS: Bake some yeast bread.


https://www.americastestkitchen.com/kids/recipes/all-about-yeast-bread


video: https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/videos/baking-with-kids/baking-bread-with-kids


recipe: https://foodlets.com/2018/10/22/the-easy-bread-recipe-your-kids-can-make-themselves/



Enjoy!


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