Friday, March 23, 2012

Divorce and "Pudding"

Today the third grade FISH (Families In Separate Homes) group met. During our time together,we read a great book called "Was it the chocolate pudding?" By, Sarah Levins

It is about a boy who made a mess of chocolate pudding and thinks that it was his mess that made his parents get divorced. By the end of the book, he realizes that it was not his fault and feels relieved!

After, we used "vanilla pudding" (A.K.A. shaving cream!) to draw pictures of how the boys in the book felt, and then we moved on to talking/drawing about how each of them felt about THEIR family/divorce. Not only was it fun for them, but it was a GREAT way to get them talking and sharing!



  1. Thanks for the great idea -- love the shaving cream feeling faces! -- and for the wonderful group name. I hadn't thought of FISH, but it's perfect! Will definitely be using it.

  2. You are welcome! Hope you enjoy using it!

  3. I love this so much, I just ordered the book! There are so many concerns with allergies these days, I just tried putting pudding (HaHa) in a sandwich bag! Same sensory feedback and no direct contact with food or chemicals :)

  4. has a cute lesson that goes perfectly with this book!