Thursday, May 6, 2010

If You Give a Kid a Cupcake

We read Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, today. I have to say, we were all quite taken with Felicia Bond's adorable kitten, even if it is one of the naughtiest animals of this series. Up until now, the Pig with the pancake, has been our favorite of Numeroff's characters (or maybe it was the Moose with the muffin), but the Cat has won our hearts.

T was instantly inspired to bake a batch of cupcakes...

...while E and C (my youngest two) got to work on a construction paper cupcake craft, with paper confetti sprinkles.






They made six of them, to use as place mats, and scattered the extra confetti down the center of the table...


...while G and E (the older girls) blew up balloons.


Because chances are, if you give your children a batch cupcakes,


they'll want a party to go with it.


Be sure to click over to A Mommy's Adventures for more story stretching arts and crafts.











It's great to be a homeschooler.

11 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the idea of the placemats. What a great project.

Debbie said...

I love the way you are able to get so many activities going to keep everyone busy and happy!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Your oldest is quite a marvel in the kitchen. It looks like you are always ready to party in the house, and those placemats turned out very nice!

Wonder Mom said...

Party hardy!

Jolly Green Mommy said...

Great book and activity. I love Laura Numeroff! Looks like a fun and yummy time!

Ticia said...

You must exercise so much with all the cooking going on there..... But then, you are also chasing after 6 kids, so that will leave you busy all by itself.

maggy said...

Oh! How lovely! A cupcake party with EVERYTHING needed. And I LOVE the sound of that book, our ever expanding library will need more expanding! We are always making muffins for the neighbours....

Desiree said...

We haven't read the kitten one yet. What a fun "party"!

sbswtp said...

So fun!!! What a great project :)

Michelle said...

I love this book and the cupcakes are so cute what a great project :0)

Thank you for linking up to stART!

April said...

A book inspired party...I love it! This is one of my daughter's favorite book, but unfortunately this is the only one in the series that she has read so far so I don't know yet how the cat will stack up next to the competition.