Last week, while I was out in California for the Gathering conference, I discovered that EVERYTHING in the hotel gift shop was 90% off! Nevermind the fact that I had just bought an arm full of stuff at Ikea — surely I could squeeze a few more things into the suitcase, right? Especially these super adorable cupcakes!
I scooped up 7 of these little beauties, wrapped them in tissue paper and hoped for the best as I checked my very over-stuffed suitcase at the airport!
This week, we decided to capitalize on my new find and have a “C is for cupcake” theme all week. To begin, we set up a cupcake story in the playroom.
We put some quarters in a Stonyfield yogurt cup and each kid got 2 quarters to begin. There was plenty of counting and math skills involved in this dramatic play lesson as we exchanged quarters, counted cupcakes, switch roles, and had a lot of frosted fun!
On Tuesday, we decided to make some fluffy cupcakes with shaving cream and glue. You might remember when we made fluffy polar bears– same idea. You mix about 1/2 and 1/2 glue and shaving cream and add some food coloring. The kids LOVED this project and Chipmunk, my 3 year old, proceeded to paint every single piece of paper she could get her hands on. Apparently, she doesn’t have sensory issues!
Fluffy Frosting Paint
Finished Cupcake Painting!
I have to apologize for the crazy free-hand cupcake. Could you even tell that it WAS a cupcake?? Yikes! You could also print off some clipart if you wanted to go for a more realistic approach, but I think sometimes it’s best to use the imagination!
On Wednesday, we made real life cupcakes. Yum-o!
When will they ever be done?
On Thursday, we made playdough cupcakes! I grabbed my playdough recipe over at Mommy Footprint.
As always, the kids loved this activity!
To round-out the week, we started working on letter sounds, not just letter identification, so we learned sounds for “C” “U” and “P”.
What about you? What are you up to this week?