The Lorax Cupcakes {Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss}

Hooray for Friday!

Little Man has a fun play group that meets together each week.  This Wednesday, it was our turn to host.  To introduce our "S is for Seuss" Mommy School unit, I decided to throw a little Dr. Seuss birthday party!  We made Cat in the Hat paper headbands, read some Dr. Seuss books, and ate Lorax cupcakes!

Of course the cupcakes were a big hit with the boys.

Little Man and his friends enjoyed every bite!

(Little Man wasn't loving the idea of wearing his hat!)

These were so fun to make!

* I just tinted my favorite frosting orange using orange food coloring.

* I used white peanut butter M&M's for the eyes, and drew the eyeballs on with black icing.

* I used the edges of Oreos for the moustaches.  I dipped them in yellow melts and drizzled some extra yellow chocolate for the "furry" look.

* I used a white Chicket for the nose and a part of a red Lifesaver for the mouth!

Are you going to see the new "The Lorax" movie?

We just might be going on a Mommy/son date to the movies today!

Enjoy your weekend!

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S is for Seuss! {Mommy School Unit}

It's time for a new Mommy School Packet!

And it's a good one!

Download is available at the end of the post.

I have always loved Dr. Seuss books!  I have collected so many through the years. I have always known that I wanted to do a Dr. Seuss-themed Mommy School unit. I'm planning to spend the next 2-3 weeks teaching all about Dr. Seuss books!  And with The Lorax movie coming out, I think a mommy/son date to the movies will be in order!

This packet came along with a dilemma.  Each time I create a new packet, I obtain specific permission to use the graphics or clip art.  There are many companies such as DJ Inkers and My Grafico that have very generous terms of use when it comes to using their graphics for educational use.  I have spoken with the owners of these companies to obtain specific permission.  However, finding Dr. Seuss-specific clip art that I could share with you was a bit tricky.  Instead, I opted to offer a wealth of ideas centered on Dr. Seuss books with some helpful templates and patterns that I created myself.   I hope you understand!

But not to worry!  There are still 72 pages of fabulous ideas, all centered on some of my favorite Dr. Seuss Books!

Here are some of the concepts covered:

Letter of the Week: S

Number of the Week:  3

Shape of the Week: Diamond

Theme of the Week:  Dr. Seuss

Song of the Week:  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Here are just a few sneak peeks:

Goldfish graphing to go along with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

Green eggs and ham ABC's to go along with Green Eggs and Ham.

Alphabet stamping activity to go along with Dr. Seuss's ABC.

And of course there are many more surprises in there!

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Now for the fun part!!

You can download your own S is for Seuss packet here. on 4shared or here on Scribd.

I would always LOVE to see if you post about your own Mommy School adventures.

Drop me a line so I can see what you’re up to!

Have fun!

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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