Saturday, March 31, 2012

If you give a mouse some cheese...

We recently made use of an afternoon with some quick, fun activities to accompany one of the kids' favorite books, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," which we have as a book-on-tape. Along with making some mice out of tp rolls and making homemade cookies, (of course!), we also had fun making up our own cause and effect poem-stories. "IF you give your dog a french fry, chances are she's going to want the wrapper to chew with it." ;) Fun times! The Homeschool Share (one of my top 5 favorite websites of all time), had, of course, a free unit study to go with this book: If you Give a Mouse a Cookie Lapbook.

And, just for the laugh of it, I saw this online and it cracked me up! :

"IF YOU GIVE A MOM A MUFFIN"- "If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She'll pour herself some. Her three-year-old will spill the coffee. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer... will remind her... she has to plan supper. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old. She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two-year-old. While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up. She'll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it." by Kathy Fictorie

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