Read Aloud Series: Enemy Pie

  I can’t believe that tomorrow is already Friday. I’m not complaining (AT ALL), but I can’t get over how TIME FLIES! Last week, I told you all that I was going to start a weekly feature called, “The Book Nook.” Each week, I’ll be featuring a different picture book. I’ll be sharing anchor charts, lesson plan ideas, and all kinds of other goodies! (Note: I initially wanted to start this little idea on Tuesday, but you know how that goes. Bear with me!)

This week, I am featuring the book, Enemy Pie. Have you all ever read this story? It is seriously precious! It’s about a boy who was having the perfect summer until Jeremy Ross moved into the neighborhood. Jeremy Ross immediately becomes this little boy’s BIGGEST ENEMY. The little boy’s dad comes up with a solution to the problem: Enemy Pie. But, before Jeremy Ross can eat the Enemy Pie, the little boy must spend an entire day with him.

Click here to purchase. My students love this book! It’s perfect for all kinds of lessons, like friendship, problem/solution, and how to be kind to others. Also, it’s a great discussion book…even for those shy ones! One fun thing you could do is make an Enemy Pie anchor chart. On our anchor chart, we brainstormed ways we can be a good friend. {Laminate your anchor charts and hang them up around your classroom! Your kids will refer to them all year long.}

Another great activity you could do is make “Friendship Pie.” In pairs, you could have your students brainstorm the “ingredients” needed for “Friendship Pie,” and write the “instructions’ on how to be a good friend. Afterwards, they could work together to make a simple and cute “Friendship Pie” craft (templates are provided for you below).



You could always have them complete a Venn-Diagram on how they are alike and different. This is a fun way to teach students how to use a Venn-Diagram, as well!


If you’re reading this book during Language Arts, it fits in perfectly with problem and solution! Have your students identify the problem and solution using this simple graphic organizer.


Sometimes, I’m short on time in the morning, so I love having quick and simple Morning Work activities. This writing prompt is perfect for those late mornings!


You can download all of these activities (including the pie templates) free! Just click on the link to grab them. Enjoy!

Do you have a picture book you’d like me to feature? Leave the name of it below!

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  • Tracy Tegeler January 11, 2013, 3:27 am

    These resources are absolutely fabulous Lynds!!


    Creekside Teacher Tales

  • Sarah Paul January 11, 2013, 3:36 am

    Thank you so much Lyndsey! I love everything you make 🙂 This is such a fabulous freebie! This is definitely something that I could use with my kiddos. That book looks so cute and perfect for first graders! Thanks again!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  • Melanie - Schoolgirl Style January 11, 2013, 3:36 am

    Super cute ideas!!! Great job!

  • Brittany Weidlich January 11, 2013, 3:44 am

    YAY! I was soo– looking forward to you posting your Book Nook and so glad you did. I think this is a FAB idea!!! I have not read that book but am going to go get it right away to check it out.

    Thanks so much Lyndsey!
    Lovely Literacy & More

  • Storie January 11, 2013, 4:01 am

    LOVE this book & I love your idea of a picture book feature each week. Thank you SO much for sharing these resources 🙂
    Stories by Storie

  • Colleen January 11, 2013, 4:14 am

    Wow!! Guess who will be placing an Amazon order this weekend for a new book?!! That looks fantastic and thank you for the awesome freebies to go along with the book. Love it!
    Fun and Fearless in First

  • Suzy Q January 11, 2013, 4:48 am

    I love this story…we read it every year. Now we will be able to do your fun activities with it, too. Thanks so much!

  • Gladys January 11, 2013, 4:58 am

    ohmygoodness…I love Enemy Pie! Thanks so much for the freebies! 🙂

  • Lili Garcia January 11, 2013, 5:48 am

    Thanks a lot!!! My kids adore picture books, this is going to be fantastic : )

  • Katie Rockey January 11, 2013, 11:45 am

    Love that book! Good choice and fabulous resources. Nice job?,

  • UsingMyTeacherVoice January 12, 2013, 12:23 am

    Wow, awesome freebies. One of my favorite books. It is one of the books read aloud on Thanks for sharing!

    Using My Teacher Voice

  • Lovely Nina January 12, 2013, 1:30 am

    Love your Enemy Pie freebie. I used it today in class for a Friday activity, and my kids loved it. The recipe pages came out so cute! Thanks for creating it!!
    -Lovely Nina

  • Kim January 12, 2013, 1:56 am

    I have had that book for a year and never knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! Now I know! Thank you so much for the fabulous freebie!

  • Christine Tignanelli January 12, 2013, 2:31 am

    Cute idea! My 1st graders could use a lesson on being friends.

    T think you use Houghton Mifflin reading and I thought this lesson would work well with the story "That Toad is Mine" in theme 7. The boys in that story don't get along, so it would be a good transition into being friends and friendships.

  • ~DeAnne~ January 12, 2013, 2:33 am

    How great is this? Thanks for sharing! Love your anchor chart for Enemy Pie too!

    First Grade and Fabulous

  • Aimee January 12, 2013, 5:51 am

    Wow! What a great freebie! Thank you for creating and sharing it with us! I'm looking forward to using the materials with my students.

    Primarily Speaking

  • Rae January 13, 2013, 6:35 pm

    What a fun idea. I actually have a "Book Nook" in my classroom – a small corner of my classroom surrounded by book shelves and pillows. I love it 🙂

    I found your blog through A Special Kind of Class's giveaway! I am your newest follower 🙂

    Mindful Rambles

  • AMC February 27, 2013, 1:18 pm

    I love, love, love your blog. Your creations are adorable – and so helpful! Did I mention I love your blog.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  • Karli Lomax July 25, 2013, 1:46 pm

    I found you through Pinterest- thanks for sharing these great resources for Enemy Pie! 🙂 Glad to be a new follower!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  • CrystalClear Wpg November 28, 2013, 3:53 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this unit plan with us. I had never heard of this book but once I saw this post and looked at the worksheets, I had to try it. I'm in my 4th year of university taken my Bachelor of Education and I used this for one of my teaching lessons with my grade 2/3 class. THEY LOVE IT!!! The students want me to read the book everyday and love doing the worksheets. Keep up the great sharing <3

  • Catherine March 17, 2014, 4:00 pm

    The last 2 pages do not print correctly. Is there any way to get the last couple of printables? Thank you so much! These are wonderful for our elementary social skills groups!

  • faizal daffa April 29, 2014, 11:22 am
  • kvbowlin July 18, 2014, 3:17 am

    Awesome resource, Love the idea of "The Book Nook" and All the AWESOME freebies!!!! Thanks for sharing, especially when funds are low!!!!

  • Christine November 14, 2016, 4:14 pm

    I’m using this for my guidance lesson on kindness. Thank you for the wonderful resource!

  • Crystal May 28, 2019, 10:59 am

    Brand new counselor here (after 22 years in the classroom!). I would love to have this resource, but could not find the link….??? Thank you so very much!