Saturday, February 23, 2013

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ February 18th-22nd ~ If You Give a Moose a Muffin

This week we rean an all time favorite of our family for many years : If You Give a Moose a Muffin.  And always a favorite activity to go along with this book is making muffins.  This time we made gluten-free, wonderfully hearlthy banana oat muffins.  Ingredients: bananas and oats!!

This makes me giggle ... I told Brady to smile ... and this is what I got!

While the oats were baking, we made homemade blackberry jam
(Yep! Just like in the book!)

arrowroot powder for thickening
cook just a bit

A delcious, healthy snack!

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The Children's Bookshelf,  Monday's Kid Corner, Hey Mom, Look What I Did!, Montessori Monday, Made by Little Hands, Homemade Mondays, Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}Little Wonders' Days,  Mom's Monday Mingle,  Hip Homeschool Hop, Tuesday Tots, (tot school tuesday), The Tuesday Baby Link-Up, Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Teach Me Tuesday, TOO Cute Tuesday, Open Call Tuesday, Backyard Farming Connection Hop, Waldorf Wednesday, It's Playtime, Mom's Library, We Made That Linky, What I Learned Wednesday, Super Link Party, Artsy Play Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday' Adorned From Above, Frugal Days, Sustainable WaysKids Crafts,  Kid's Co-Op, Link and LearnThrifty Thursday,  Hearts for Home,  needle and thREAD, Made U Look, Natural Living Link-Up, For the Kids Friday, Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, Read. Explore. Learn.Creative Learning on Friday,  Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Friday's Nature Table, Creative Friday, Friday Flair Link Party, Shine on Fridays, Friday FavsOutdoor Play Party,  Do Something CraftyTot School Gathering Place,  Sharing Saturday, Share It Saturday, Country Kids, Link and Learn, sharing creative, ideas {all weekend}, Show and Share Saturday, The Sunday Showcase, The Preschool Prekinder Nook, Fun Sparks, The Sunday Parenting Party

And each week I co-host two such parties:  The All Year Round Blog Carnival and Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!


  1. Love it! I think all of Laura Numeroff's books are great! My kids like thinking up new book titles that she could use for future books!
    Your book themes are so fun!
    Thanks for sharing on madebyjoey!
    ~ joey ~

  2. Kids do love to get involved in the cooking. Lovely post.

  3. Fun! Both of my kids read that book in their pre school programs this week. Love it!

  4. This is a firm favourite in our house too.

  5. Great idea to make the jam! My son always wants to make muffins after reading this, but we could totally make jam next time with some frozen berries. Thanks!

  6. That is one of my favorite series of children's books. I love "if you give a pig a pancake" best!

  7. This is great hands-on learning activity. My kids love to help bake and this is one of our favorite books. I think we will have to do the same. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing at Creative Learning.

  8. Making muffins is the perfect thing to do when reading this book! Thanks for sharing at The Children's Bookshelf.

  9. What a great food preparation activity! I love literature-based activities, and that's such a fun book! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

  10. That's a great activity to go with If you Give a Moose a Muffin. Oatmeal and banana muffins sound really good too.

  11. love seeing your little cuties cooking - pinned and shared from Kids in the Kitchen -thanks for linking!

  12. OMGosh! How fun and YUMMY!
    Congrats! I will be featuring you at my Super Link Party tomorrow (Wednesday). I'd love for you to come check it out!

  13. My oldest, Michael, loved mixing muffins when he was that age.

    Thank you for visiting Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!