Friday, June 19, 2009

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake Storytime

I started out our storytime by reading my kids If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. Then I let them decorate cupcakes with frostings and toppings. For the toppings I had sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and gumdrops. I tried to find mini M&M's but they were sold out at the grocery store by my house. The kids both had fun decorating the cupcakes. I turned around for a minute and when I looked back I noticed that my daughter had spooned more toppings onto the plate then the cupcake. Now we have a bag of mixed toppings. :)

I found some free printables for this story on www.harpercollinschildrens.com. Click HERE for the picture above. I set out markers, glittery pom poms, sequins, sprinkles, and glue for my kids to decorate the cupcakes. They both enjoyed this activity as well.

This is one our finished cupcakes. I had to use hot glue to get the pom poms to stick to the paper. I thought these turned out cute!

I printed off the activity sheets that went with this story. Then I printed a quick cover sheet in paint shop pro to create these little activity books. Click HERE for the printable activity sheets from Harper Collins. I have to admit I even had fun doing this activity.

13 comments:

The Harris Family said...

HOw fun!

Jody said...

I love this series of books. And I think it's hilarious what your daughter did with her decorated cupcake! I laugh each time I think about it! ;)

Katherine Marie! said...

Looks like you guys are in for SUMMER of fun and creative story-times and celebrations. LOVE YOUR IDEAS!!!!!!

it's just lisa said...

That's a great idea. I'll have to try it out with my kids:)

Rainy Day Farm said...

What a cute and fun activity. Thanks so much for sharing and making it easy for all of us to do!

Lacie E. said...

I can't wait to do this with my son he is going to love it so much!!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Super dooper CUTE!! My girls would LOVE this : )

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