Blueberries are everywhere right now so… why not make blueberry pie with a decodable recipe kids can read?!
Kids are often excited to use their reading skills to accomplish something in the real world. There aren’t many recipes K-2 kids can read on their own. To foster beginning reading skills, I’ve created a decodable blueberry pie recipe. The recipe is for first graders.
With the decodable recipe, your first grader can practice reading and make the family a delicious dessert.
[See the free decodable Blueberry pie recipe at the bottom of this post.]
Recipes Kids Can Read
First, encourage your first grader to read the recipe out-loud before you bake. She can read the recipe step-by-step as you go along too. The more she consults the recipe, the more she’ll see that reading can lead to something creative and delightful.
Blueberry Pie is Hard to Mess Up
Many kids want to assist parents in the kitchen, yet are not equipped to help. Blueberry pie is easy to make. Young kids can easily mix all the ingredients together. The ingredients don’t have to be precise, so you can “eyeball” the amounts and decide how much of each ingredient you’d like to add.
Decodable Blueberry Pie Recipe
Since the attached blueberry pie recipe is decodable and leveled for a first grader, there are some baking tips I could not add. Here are some tips for this recipe:
-Add a lot of lime juice. Blueberries lose their tangy flavor after baking. The lime juice helps the blueberries maintain their tanginess and sweetness.
-You can mix in a ¼ cup of sugar or some other sweetener. However, I made the blueberry mix without any sweetener and it was delicious!
-If you add milk (you don’t have to), just add a few tablespoons.
-Use a store bought pre-made crust.
-Add lots of whipped cream on top!
-Cover the outer edges of the pie with foil so the edges don’t burn. Remove the foil for the last ten minutes of baking
-Really, it’s so easy to make!
Decodable Books that are Fun
If you decide to bake, I hope your first grader has fun reading and making the blueberry pie recipe. Encourage her to read sound-by-sound and help her recognize sight words like “something,” “blueberry” and “pie.” When it’s all made, the whole family will get to enjoy a palatable dessert.
If you’d like decodable books, check out The Printable Phonics Books Library.