All the Piggie & Gerald books get a good laugh out of our family but this is one of our favorites. Gerald gets an ice cream cone and must decide if he is going to share it with Piggie. He wavers back and forth until the entire cone melts and he is so sad. Lucky for him Piggie comes along with an ice cream cone of her own and offers to share it with him to cheer him up. It’s a hilarious story that we read over and over.
This book also lent itself to an easy craft activity for both my 2 yr old and 5 yr old. I’m not a very good free hand drawer but I managed to cut out some ice cream cone like shapes. We have a bunch of left over pom poms from Target dollar spot clearance sales and some other random trinkets I keep handy for projects like this.
It was also a great way to sneak in some writing practice for my 5 yr old who dislikes writing with a passion. She wrote the title of the book on her cone and signed it as a gift for her old preschool teacher.
As you can see my 2 yr old has yet to learn restraint using glue but he still had a great time.
Once both kids were done we let them dry and then they took them to school to give to their of their preschool teachers. So yes, they chose to share their ice cream. 🙂