If You Give a Moose a Muffin Activity

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One of my favorite stories is If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. If you read the story in a silly voice and with lots of expression, you are bound to make the children giggle as they hear the story. It is a fabulous book to practice sequencing skills.

Extension Activity

Bake muffins together as a family and read the story after they come out of the oven.

  • For toddlers and preschool age children,  I would allow them to pour the ingredients in the bowl.
  • For a school age child  I would teach the child how to measure and use a mixer.

Muffin Recipe Suggestions:

I love Leia Bushman’s Brown Sugar Buttermilk Muffins  from Eat it & Say Yum. The muffins will melt in your mouth and make you want seconds. I hosted a toddler taste testing and the child and the adults loved it. Here is her recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter- slightly softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 375.
  2. Spray the muffin pans.
  3. In a bowl mix together the butter and brown sugar.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. Mix it together.
  5. Add the flour to the mixture.
  6. The batter will be thick and easy to scoop about 2 tablespoons into each muffin pan.
  7. It should make about 18 muffins.
  8. Bake the muffins for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Let the muffins cool for about 5 minutes and then serve them.

Be sure to check out her other muffin recipes as well.  They all look delicious.

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