The early learning organization, DREME (Development and Research in Early Math Education) recommends pairing the following activity with this story. Place one loaf of bread and one jar of jelly on a table, and ask the children to compare the items. There is one loaf and one jar, so the number of objects is the same. But there are many pieces of bread in a loaf, and only one jar of jelly. The loaf is longer, deeper, and wider than the jar and therefore has greater capacity. But the jar weighs more than the loaf.
Encourage children to think of different ways to compare the items, before serving the bread and jelly for a tasty snack time treat. Try the activity again with other objects to see how they compare to one another!