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Monday, September 5, 2011

If You Give a Moose a Muffin - Preschool/Kindergarten Learning Fun

Muffin Counting #1-12: Preschool

What You Need:
construction paper
white paper
number cards (#1-12)
muffin clipart or drawings

What To Do:
1. I made a number mat resembling a placemat with a plate, fork and knife and wrote the words "Put ___ muffins on your plate."
2. I found some simple muffin clip art online and used it to make a sheet with a dozen muffins which I cut out to use on the number mat.
3. I cut out small squares (small enough to fit on the line I provided for the number of muffins on the mat) and numbered them 1 thru 12.

How to Play:
1. I mixed up the number cards and gave them to my preschooler along with the mat and muffins.
2. Have child pick a number card to place on the mat and count out the corresponding number of muffins to place on the plate.

I found some great clothespin printables on Making Learning Fun to go with the story.

We reviewed how to write the letters M and m. I found a great M is for moose handwriting printable on First School.

I also had the Lil Divas practice writing the letters on their own on mini dry erase boards.

Playtime Fun: Sock Puppets
You simply can't read this story and not make sock puppets - so of course we did! The Lil Divas designed their girl puppets and I helped hot glue some of it on - I even have the hand burn & missing flesh to prove it! The girls put on a puppet show. I will try to add a small clip - they are so cute!

Snack: Bluberry Muffins
Finally, we made some muffins as a special treat to go with the story (of course!). YUM! 

We had a lot of fun with If You Give a Moose a Muffin & look forward to our next book.

Have you done anything fun with this book?
If so, please comment & share.



  1. Love this book and I LOVE this idea momma!

  2. what great ideas and such fun! going to do the same with my 4yo who is really liking the math stuff so far

  3. What wonderful clothes pin activities!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  4. How creative! We adore Numeroff books at our house, my girls would love this.

  5. Ohhhh I think I like these even more than the pig/pancake ones. Love the put the # of muffins on your plate placemat. Just great!

  6. Their writing really is coming along! And I love your puppets :-) and who can say no muffins?!?!?

    Thanks again for the fab linking to kids get crafty!


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