Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Midweek Moments-Strawberry Mice

Kindergarten started this week! I love my job, but today was day three, and I am TIRED! Today's Midweek Moment is a quick one, but such a fun one. The book I chose is "If You Take a Mouse to School", but there are so many other books that these mice would be fun with (remember the one about the little mouse, the strawberry and the big hungry bear??).



For each mouse you will need:
-A strawberry-washed
-a piece from a pull and peel licorice
-cereal like Cheerios or almond slices
-small chocolate chips
-a bamboo skewer or other pointy object



 Start by cutting the top off of the strawberry (a grown-up's job). Use the skewer to make a hole in the top of the strawberry. Have your child peel a single piece of the licorice off and cut it to the desired length. The licorice piece can be pushed into the hold in the strawberry. This is the mouse's tail.


Have your child push chocolate chips (pointy side first) into the strawberry near the point. These are the eyes and nose. For ears, your child can carefully push cereal into the strawberry, leaving about half of the cereal sticking out. I used to use almond slices for the mouse ears, but none of my girls liked almonds and I always had cereal around. If your family likes almonds-simply push almond slices into the strawberry for ears instead of the cereal.




Done-play and eat!

Tips and tricks:
*Make sure your child puts the strawberry on the table or another hard surface before they try to push things into it. This will make it easier to push things into the strawberry without squashing it.
*As always remember-
                  You are making memories, not masterpieces!

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