Laura Numeroff Week
If You Give A Moose A Muffin is another delightful circle story by Laura Numeroff. In this tale a boy gives a moose a muffin and we watch as the moose does everything from put on a puppet show, check the weather, and sew on buttons! While reading this story I usually revisit our weatherboard. Asking questions about the weather and what kind of clothing you need to wear. I have a “Weather Panda” bulletin board set that comes with different clothing you can put on the panda depending on the weather. We usually talk about how the panda’s clothes would change if it were cold outside like in the book. Here are a few other If You Give A Moose A Muffin Activities:
1. Make a moose puppet! In the book the moose puts on a puppet show so have the students make a moose puppet and retell the story! Its simple all you need is a brown paper lunch bag, brown construction paper, scissors and wiggly eyes. To create the puppet simply trace students hands cut them out and glue them to the bag on the flap side. Add wiggly eyes and a nose.
2. Muffin tin counting! Take an old muffin tin or purchase one from the dollar store and place cupcake liners on the inside of it with numbers in them. Let the kids count the correct number of objects into each cup. It’s a simple and fun math connection for the book and a fun way to have hands on counting practice!
3. Make a handprint moose! All you need is brown paint, wiggly eyes and a black marker! Make a handprint with fingers closed as the face and then place a handprint on each side of the face with fingers open to create antlers. Add a nose with the black marker and wiggly eyes!
Hope you enjoy these activities and that you stay tuned for more Laura Numeroff fun! Happy Planning!