It was a book we read last year for the letter/sound M and I was debating reading it again, then I saw it was the recommended book from Readinglessons.com. This moose keeps the little boy just as busy as the mouse keeps the boy in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
and the pig keeps the girl in If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Have a mentioned I love these books?
Earlier in the week we made muffins.
Then today I had another spur of the moment project/activity idea.
Why not make sock puppets like the moose did in the book.
So I cut out the needed parts and found my pair of holey socks.
We glued a piece of cardboard inside the sock so that when we
glued on the other parts the glue wouldn't go through.
The girls glued their ear parts together:
For the rest of the parts we used white glue.
We glued on the ears and eyes.
Then the nose and whiskers:
Just as an FYI, the white glue wasn't holding the whiskers on, so
Steven hot glued them on later.
Then we made the props for our puppet show/play.
The reason we made a mouse instead of the moose is because I didn't have any
brown socks. The moose in the book also made a mouse.
So we made the mice in anticipation of doing a puppet show of
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Here we are making the props.
(brown paper circle with black hole punch dot chocolate chips)
(Foil wrapped cardboard. We glued it on, shinier side out)
(an index card and crayon to represent the paper and crayon
the mouse asks for to draw a picture)
Here are the props all ready to go, attached to straws.
(cookie, milk, napkin, mirror, broom, book (made from small piece of cardboard folded over with a piece of paper folded inside. The two page book reads, "If you give a mouse...a cookie"), and the piece of paper with a crayon taped on.)
Our love seat turned stage:
Getting ready to put on the play:
Sorry these are so dark, not sure why. The girls had such a good time putting on the plays for their daddy and then again for big brother and sister.
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I also wanted to share that it was really cool that Tabitha pulled out the basket with the puppet show props just last week because she wanted to do it. And Hannah took the napkin, unfortunately tearing it off the straw, and was wiping her mouth with it. Sorry I have no pictures.