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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
markers
number cards (#1-12)
muffin clipart or drawings


What To Do:
Prep:
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.

Bern

10 comments:

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

    asheardy@yahoo.com

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  2. What wonderful clothes pin activities!

    Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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!

    Maggy

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  6. all the learning activities are great! I just happened upon this from someone I started following on pinterst. We just made muffins and a sock puppet today and read this book! yes you have to make the sock puppet,lol. Love your blog-frogs and snails and puppy dog tails

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