May First Grade Worksheets

May First Grade Worksheets for Spring

I think I made it to about November this past year without realizing that I’d forgotten to post this preview of the May First Grade Worksheets for spring. Not my proudest moment. 🙂 At that point it seemed a bit out of season, but as winter is starting to fade, I thought I’d share them […] Read more…

Yertle the Turtle Craft for Dr. Seuss Week.

Yertle the Turtle Craft and Treat

We are so excited to share our Yertle the Turtle Craft and treat with you! Dr. Seuss day is coming up this week, and this is the perfect activity and treat for you to do with your little ones. And not only are these little green turtles super yummy, but this activity provides the perfect opportunity […] Read more…

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway

Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaways

I have been out of school for a number of years now, and yet teachers play a significant roll in my life every day. Each morning my children walk out the door and take a short ride on the bus to a teacher who will care for them, mentor them, encourage them and open their […] Read more…

Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack March 2nd is one of the most magical days of the entire year. It’s the day when Sam I Am tries Green Eggs and Ham, when Horton the Elephant hears a Who, and when The Sneetches get stars upon thars. That’s right, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day. It is also the day when one of the most beloved characters of all time, The Cat in the Hat, comes out to play. March 2nd is right around the corner, so there is no better time to share our Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack with you! You will only need 3 things for this Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack… Oreos (Double Stuffed work best) Strawberries (The bigger the better) Whipped Cream (In the aerosol can) I started by having my kids twist apart the Oreo. This works really well with Double Stuffed Oreos because the cream is thick enough it doesn’t get stuck on both sides. My kids immediately ate the side with no cream, and placed the cream side on a plate. While they were working on their Oreos, I cut the strawberries into 4 round slices. If your strawberries are small you might want to only cut 3. The biggest strawberry slice, we set on top of the cream filled Oreo. I then helped my younger kids spray a little bit of Whipped Cream on top of the strawberry. We found that the extra creamy kind works best. Because Whipped Cream melts so fast, having the extra thickness really helped the Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Snack last just a bit longer. They continued spraying a bit of cream, and then placing a slice of strawberry on top until all 4 pieces were done. The pointed end of the strawberry was last, creating the top of the hat. The Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats didn’t last long. As the cream began to melt, the strawberries would start to slide off and the hat toppled over. But it didn’t matter, because my kids were eating them just as fast as they could make them. They each made 3 or 4 and begged for more. I cut them off at that point, saying they would ruin their dinner, but secretly wanting the rest for myself. They are SO good! Strawberries and Cream is such a classic combination, but adding the Chocolatey Oreo was a home run! Dr. Seuss is known for his whimsical ways, and this Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hat Activity and Snack displays exactly that… Whimsical Fun. No matter how hard I tried, and how carefully I placed the strawberries on top of the cream, I could not get the hat to be straight. And I kind of LOVE that! Dr. Seuss wanted kids to understand that using our imaginations doesn’t always have to be pretty, and it doesn’t always have to make sense. But it is ALWAYS fun. If you wanted to create these Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats for a birthday party or a baby shower, you might consider using a cream frosting. The Strawberries will stick much better and the cute little hats will hold their shape for much longer. We hope you love these Oreo Strawberries and Cream Cat in the Hats! And we hope they bring a little bit of Dr. Seuss magic to your Read Across America Day! And don’t forget to read “The Cat and the Hat” either before or after you make these tasty treats! CLASSROOM CONNECTION: This would be such a fun activity to do for your classroom Dr. Seuss Day party. I think a station with 5-6 kids would work best, and you would probably need 2-3 cans of Whipping Cream to keep the kids moving quickly enough before the cream begins to melt. Also, don’t forget to keep your Cream refrigerated until the last minute. The colder the cream is, the better it will work to assemble the hats!

Cat in the Hat Cookies

  Try not to lick your screen when you see these tasty, fun Cat in the Hat Cookies. We’re getting ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss day in style, and it involves chocolate, whip cream, and fresh strawberries. March 2nd is one of the most magical days of the entire year. It’s the day when Sam […] Read more…

Preschool Letter Recognition Game - Alphabet Tic Tac Toe

Preschool Letter Recognition Game

We have a fun Preschool Letter Recognition Game for you today. It’s Alphabet Letters Tic Tac Toe!! How many times have you played tic tac toe while waiting in line or at a doctor’s office? Imagine if you could turn that time into a fun learning activity. A few months ago we had a very […] Read more…

March Preschool Worksheets - Math and Literacy activities for preschool

March Preschool Worksheets

The March Preschool Worksheets are here! Yay! I know some of you have mentioned that you were patiently waiting, and I’m so thrilled to have them ready for you. If you follow me to the end of this post, I even have a free worksheet for you. Don’t miss it! This week has been cold and […] Read more…

10 Awesome Preschool Songs about Body Parts

10 Fun Preschool Songs About Body Parts

Songs are one of my absolute favorite ways to teach, and today I have 10 Fun Preschool Songs about Body Parts. These songs help children identify and learn names for different body parts, while getting out some wiggles. You can start singing these songs with your children much earlier than preschool. I sing to my […] Read more…

Cute DIY Valentines for Kids

This year three of my children have Valentine’s day parties at school, and we have been working on some Cute DIY valentines for kids. In the process of figuring out what we were going to make, we scoured the internet to find some of our favorite diy valentines to share with you. I love the […] Read more…

12 Cute Valentines Boxes for Kids. - So fun!

12 Cute Valentines Boxes for Kids

My 5th grade daughter’s class is throwing a Valentines box competition this year, and she is beyond excited. We’ve searched and pinned fun ideas high and low, and then, of course, she came up with own brilliant idea. However, I can’t wait to show you our 12 favorite Valentines boxes for kids. What makes a […] Read more…

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