Dr. Seuss Comes to Summer Camp {The Creation Corner}

Are you loving this Summer Camp series as much as I am?!  Each week, I live for Fridays so I can share another talented guest with you!
I am thrilled to share one of my very first blogging friends with you.  Tasha is an incredibly talented gal who I absolutely adore.  I am DYING to share her idea with you today... I know you'll love it!  Go check out The Creation Corner for more creative ideas.
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A well loved book at our house is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.  We love Dr. Suess.  The book is warn and weathered and as I like to call it..."Loved".   So, for our fun Summer Camp day we sat down to read and love this book one more time.

We started by reading the book together under our big front tree.   My favorite thing about reading Dr. Seuss books are the questions you can ask along the way.   They are filled with questions.  Silly, weird, fun questions.  It leaves room to ask what they would do.  Or if they would even want to do the things the characters in the book are doing.  I love the responses I get.

Then we got to work making these fun fish cupcakes that go along with the fish at the beginning of the book.

The fish cupcakes are simple to make.  You choose your favorite cake mix and make it according to the boxed directions for cupcakes.  Buy or make a white frosting, seperate into 2-4 bowls, and dye each bowl a different color.  Then use M&M's and different colored orange slices candy to decorate them.

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Pirate Play Day {A Little Tipsy}

T.G.I.F.!
Oh my friends, my friends.  I have been dying to share this latest and greatest Summer Camp idea with you!  Michelle from A Little Tipsy is a fabulous gal, and one of my favorite blog reads!  She's a blast in real life, too!  You're in for a treat with this CAAA-UTE idea!
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Hello there! I'm Michelle from A Little Tipsy and I am so excited to share my Summer Camp idea with you today!

With a house full of boys we are all about the pirates these days! My 3 year old and his little cousin LOVE the new show Jake and the Neverland Pirates so I had to go with a pirate book, "How I Became a Pirate."

I really tried to take a lot of my inspiration directly from the book.

We started off by making "sand" castles out of rice krispy treats. I sprayed the table and their hands with non-stick spray, gave them a big glob and let them go to town.

Record Your Own Story Book {How Does She?}

It's Friday, so you know what THAT means!!
Today I am thrilled to be hosting one of my favorite blogs of all time--How Does She? These ladies know CUTE, and their simple ingenuity has always rocked my world!  I love this idea, and can't wait to implement it in our home!
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Hi Everyone! We're so excited to be apart of the Summer Camp series! I am Caley from HowDoesShe.com. HowDoesShe is a team of ladies that love to collaborate ideas with others to be the best women we can be!
When Alison asked us to share a post about a childhood book, we couldn't decide on our favorite, but what we did realize was the real importance of reading to a child. The time that is set aside to have one-on-one moments and memories are never forgotten for a child, or the parent!
But, there are situations that arise when we are apart and those moments aren't shared...so we thought, why not give them a way to listen to us read to them if we can't be there! It's like their own book on tape read by their favorite reader!
Take a moment to record yourself reading a few of their favorite books on a cd or mp3 player. {Don't forget the "storybook voices", that's what makes it fun!} That way, they can turn it on when you are away and they need that comfort of your voice and love.
Along with reading their favorite books on the recording, why not take a moment to also tell them how much you love them. Express your appreciation to them, things they do that make you happy, why you love them, how they are needed in your life, you excitement for them and their future, and any other thing you wish to tell them that they need to hear. Can you imagine having access to something that would motivate you and make you happy every time you are down or feeling alone {as many children do once they become teenagers}. Enjoy making your children's books into words of love and motivation.
Happy Friday everyone!

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie {Craftaholics Anonymous}

Hop on the bus and let's go to Summer Camp!
Linda is the perfect first guest of our Summer Camp series!  I had the pleasure of meeting Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous at Creative Estates, and she is a gem!  Also super talented!  This is one yummy idea.
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Hi there!
My name is Linda, and I'm so excited Alison invited me over to play today!
I'm the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous. I hope you'll stop by and say hi!
Well, today I am going to share a favorite book at our house, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. I think the fact that it has a cute mouse AND a cookie in it, makes this book one of my little guy's faves!
To make this book more interactive for my little man, here's what we did.....
First off, we made Chocolate Chip Cookies {umm, no brainer!}

Chocolate Chip Cookies

{this is our fave recipe!}

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1-2 cups chocolate chips
Mix shortening and butter. Add both sugars and baking soda. Beat together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour. Place on greased cookie sheet and back for 8 minutes at 375 degrees.
While we baked the cookies, we read the book and did some of the other activities that the mouse does in the book, like:
*sweep the kitchen floor {yay for a clean floor!}
*draw a mouse picture with crayons and sign his name
*hang the picture on the refrigerator
*get a glass of milk
and then...... enjoy a warm cookie from the oven with that cold glass of milk! Yummers!
and if your kids are anything like mine, you'll have to repeat all or some of the activities.....especially the eating cookies part! haha
Happy Summer!!
Linda

CraftaholicsAnonymous.net

 

Monster Play Date

Let's start out Summer Camp with a BANG!
In case you missed this post...
Every Friday throughout the summer, fabulous guests will be sharing creative ideas based on a children's story book.
Today, I am going to share MY idea to kick-start this fun series.
Did I mention that there would be roaring?
Oh yes.  Big, loud monstrous roars!
Recently, Little Man and Cousin got together for a monster play date based on one of our very favorite children's books:
One of the best.books.ever. Seriously!! The perfect story about friendly and lovable (yet scary) monsters!
Yes there were cupcakes.
And games.
Even dancing.
Are you ready to see all of the gory, adorable details??

Summer Camp Series

This summer at Oopsey Daisy, we will be having oodles of fun!
No doubt about it, summertime is filled with fun.
When, I think of summer, I think of lots of happy things.
Fireworks and popsicles; swimming pools and parties to plan.
I can hardly wait for summertime to finally pull up a chair and stay a while.
Introducing...
Beginning this week, I have asked some of my favorite bloggers to join us for summer camp.  Each guest will be sharing their ideas to liven up summer days with an idea based on a children's story book.... a craft, a fun recipe, art project, play date, party, etc., etc.!  There is no limits to the creativity here.
Each Friday, we will be joined by a talented guest.  Are you ready for this all-star lineup??  We will be joined by:
These ladies are FANTASTIC!  I can't wait to see what they come up with!!
So grab a button, paste it on your blog, and tune in every Friday for loads of fun.

 

Stay tuned for later today...
I will be kicking off Summer Camp with a loud monstrous ROAR!!

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