Thursday, April 24, 2014

Storytime - Cake


Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor - This is a cute story about a mouse who is too small to carry his cupcake home. So he enlists the help of his friends! The illustrations are great. The book itself is a bit bigger in size which makes it good for sharing in a group. I made this one interactive by having the kids rub their tummies and say, "Yum, yum, yummy!" with me every time a different animal took a bite of the cupcake.

Cupcake by Charise Marie Harper - This is a colorful story about a cupcake who just wants to look as fancy as her siblings. Her friend, Candle, appears and they come up with a great solution! This one is fairly short, so it's good for younger crowds.

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff - In the style of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie a cat receives a cupcake and chaos ensues. This isn't my favorite in the series, but the kids seemed to like it and it has that recognition factor to make it a crowd pleaser.



Pat a cake, pat a cake (clap hands)
Baker's man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it (roll arms)
Pat it (pat legs)
And mark it with a "B" (draw a "B" in the air)
And put it in the oven for baby and me! (give self or child a hug)

Five Birthday Candles (w/flannel)

(count down with fingers)

Note: I didn't make this lovely flannel.
Five birthday candles, wish there were more
I blew one out and then there were four. (have children "blow" the candles out with you for extra interaction)

Four birthday candles, pretty as can be
I blew another out and then there were three.

Three birthday candles, yellow, red, and blue
I blew another out and then there were two.

Two birthday candles, birthday cakes are fun
I blew another out and then there was one.

One birthday candle, the party's almost done.
I blew that one out and now there are none!


Cupcake Decorating

If you wanted to get really crazy, you could bring in actual edible cupcakes and let the kids decorate them for a snack. I was not feeling so crazy, so I found this printable cupcake. I printed copies off onto cardstock and passed out crayons and glitter glue pens to decorate. Easy peasy!

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