Sunday, March 20, 2011

Supermoon Story Time - Part 2

Well, there might have been a "super" full moon out last night, but as far as we could tell, through the thick bank of clouds, it could have been a completely moonless night.

Still, we had our moon cookie, made from the recipe at the back of Lisa Shulman's The Moon Might Be Milk (you can view the recipe at Amazon's instant view of the book)


...pressed down into one giant, "super moon" cookie, on a greased pizza pan...


...given fingerprint craters...


....and baked at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes, until the sides started to brown.


And, we did have our moon stories...


...Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant, inspired by the names Native Americans gave to different full moons throughout the year...


...and I'll Catch the Moon by Nina Crews, about a little girl who thinks the moon looks close enough to catch, and keep in her pocket.

Of course, we did get to see the moon, looking pretty bright, and beautiful the night before.



And, the day broke, this morning with a completely cloudless sky, so we're not complaining. This time of year, I'll take a sunny day, to a moon-filled night, hands down.

Besides which, the absence of the moon gave me an excuse to tell another story - the one about the children, who ate the moon.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

5 comments:

Stephen Hurley said...

Thanks so much for helping us to "catch the magic" that is lying, waiting, in so many moments of the day!

Christy said...

We had a busy day yesterday and I completely forgot to look at the moon. Sigh.

I have never made a huge cookie; I have always worried about the middle cooking enough. Have you ever had a problem? My kids would love a big cookie like that!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Christy - As long as they are low temp, and baked a little longer, then allowed to sit on the hot pan for a while, after it comes out of the oven - they turn out just right.

Ticia said...

Mmmmm giant cookie moon, I'll take that.

I missed the Supermoon by being completely unaware.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I didn't know that there are so many interesting books about Moon. Thanks for your recommendations!