Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Picture Books With Crafts or Recipes Included - A Partial List

I fell behind, this weekend, posting about the picture books (containing recipes or crafts) that we've been reading each day to countdown (or really count-up) to Christmas, and since I was already writing about them a day after the fact, I figured it wouldn't be long before I was completely confused, and left one out.

Eventually I hope to create a complete list of wintry/Christmas/holiday picture books containing activity suggestions (at least the one's we've found), but that might not be until much closer to Christmas. For now, here's what we've read and enjoyed, so far, with links back to the review and activity posts.

Nov. 27 - A Pioneer Christmas by Barbara Greenwood - contains multiple crafts and recipes - we made a cup and ball game.

Nov. 28 - The Cookie Store Cat by Cythia Rylant - contains multiple cookie recipes - we made Frosty Fruit Squares, and played "cookie shop" with cardboard cookies.

Nov. 29 - The Very Best Christmas Ever! by Emilie Barnes - contains multiple crafts and recipes - we held a peppermint tea, with peppermint dipped marshmallows and triple chocolate cake.

Nov. 30 - Max & Mo Make a Snowman by Patricia Lakin - contains a snowman craft, which we made.

Dec. 1 - Zoo Flakes ABC by Will C. Howell - contains instructions for cutting paper dollish type snowflakes. We also found snowflake folding and cutting instructions in I Am Snow by Jean Marzollo, and Snip, Snip...Snow! by Nancy Poydar.

Dec. 2 - A Blue's Clues Holiday by Angela Santomero, contains instructions and suggestions for making a paper chain, and paper plate snowflakes, and a recipe for pecan snowball cookies, which we tried out.

Dec. 3 - The Candymaker's Gift by David and Helen Haidle (the link will take to to our review of the book from last year), contains a candy cane cookie recipe, and multiple activity ideas, including stirring hot chocolate with a candy cane, which we enjoyed again this year.

And, that catches us up through yesterday, which I hope to post about later today.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Ticia said...

I look forward to when you have the entire list all put together to see.

Kim said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.