Pan de Sal Saves the Day is a Filipino children’s story about a girl named, Pan de Sal, who starts off feeling self-conscious in comparison to her classmates and later discovers her talents and uniqueness as a person. As people, sometime in our lives, we go through moments of feeling not good enough or comparing what we look like or what we do with someone else. This book is a wonderful introduction to some aspects of Filipino culture while also bringing concepts of self-worth and pride to the forefront.
Pan de Sal Saves the Day is written by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco, illustrated by Mark Salvatus, and published by Tuttle Publishing. It is a bilingual book written both in English and Tagalog and a great picture book to add to your young child’s library.
To help you bring the book to life, we have created a unit of 6 activities that you can do with your child or student.
The activities include:
- Book discussion questions
- “What Makes You Special” picture and writing activity
- Make a sipa craft
- Bread/Pastries Comparison Activity
- Pandesal recipe
- Suggested music activity