“Tiny Tales are not just for big boys, you know”, Robin informed me after last week’s math story was complete,
“Can I have a Tiny Tale, too?”
And those dark-as-coal eyes looked up at me and I said,
“Okay, Bobbin, it’s your turn next”.
So, this week is a Tinier Tale, just the right size for a 4 year old.
Aggie the toadstool elf had worked hard all summer long in his berry patch. Soon it was time for the harvest.
In the raspberry patch, he found one raspberry, which he picked and placed in his basket.
In the blueberry patch, he found two blueberries, which he picked and placed in his basket.
In the blackberry patch, he found three blackberries, which he picked and placed in his basket.
In the strawberry patch, he found four strawberries, which he picked and placed in his basket.
In the boysenberry patch, he found five boysenberries, which he picked and placed in his basket.
In the gooseberry patch, he found six birds eating six gooseberries! He did not place the birds in his basket.
Back at home, Aggie put his one raspberry, two blueberries, three blackberries, four strawberries and five boysenberries into a pan. He added six cubes of apple and gave it seven stirs. When it was cooked through and through, he spread it on a scone and, oh my, it was delicious.
Robin loves The Very Hungry Caterpillar so I knew that he would enjoy a counting tale, but what I didn’t anticipate was how much the older boys would enjoy it, too 🙂
And to make a sweet little story just a little sweeter, Robin and I made “jam” (stewed fruit ) and scones for afternoon tea and, oh my, they too were delicious.