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Friday, May 15, 2009

Books and Treats that Teach...

One of my kids favorite things to do is to read a book and follow it up with an activity that correlates with something in the story. It's no stretch to say that they love it most when they get to make a treat that goes along with it. I thought since I am trying to plan my summer a little, I would post some of the books that I know of and the treats (make them together or buy them pre-made) that would go along with them.

Sometimes summer days drag a little and these little activities are great fun for them and keep them busy and excited. I like to surprise them with the treat idea after the book is read or that is all they'll want- who could blame them. Also, it is a great way to get your kid interested in eating things they may not think they like or that they have never tasted before (like artichokes or asparagus).

I haven't read or tried all these books yet and if you know of any others let me know!


*If you give a mouse a muffin (by Laura Joffe Numeroff) = Muffins

*The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Hungry Bear (by Don Wood)= Strawberries or make them into anything

*If you give a pig a pancake (by Laura Joffe Numeroff)= Pancakes

*Little Black Sambo (by Helen Bannerman )= Pancakes (this is an unusual book but my kids LOVE it, very old and was my moms favorite as a child)

*Pancakes, Pancakes! (by Eric Carle)= Pancakes

*Curious George Makes Pancakes (by Margaret & H.A. Rey)= Pancakes

*Blueberries for Sal (by Robert McCloskey)= Blueberries or make into anything

*On top of Spaghetti (by Paul Brett Johnson)= Spaghetti (includes recipe)

*Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (by Judith Barrett)= Spaghetti w/meatballs

*Walter the Baker (by Eric Carle)= Cinnamon Rolls

*Sun Bread (by Elisa Kleven)= Bread (includes recipe)

*Artichoke Boy (by Scott Mickelson)= Artichokes

*Pumpkin Soup (by Helen Cooper)= Pumpkin Soup (includes recipe)

*Green Eggs and Ham (by Dr. Seuss)= Eggs, Ham

*Bread and Jam for Frances (by Russell Hoban)= Bread, Jam

*Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (by Philemon Sturges)= Pizza

*The Little Red Hen (Any Version)= Wheat Bread

*The Mighty Asparagus (by Vladimir Radunsky)= Asparagus

*Stone Soup (Any Version)= Soup

*The Gingerbread Man (Any Version)= Gingerbread, Gingersnaps

*The Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake (By Scholastic)= Cake

*The Poky Little Puppy (Little Golden Book)= Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Custard, Rice Pudding

1 comment:

DJ and Heather McDonald said...

You're so creative, and I seriously hope I have great ideas like these when the time comes.