A couple of years ago I found somewhere on the web this great idea to make "Mooncake," for the children. Of course I did not write the source on this so I am sorry, however it is an awesome idea.
I mix 2 quarts of thawed vanilla ice cream with 1/2 container of thawed lemonade concentrate in my mixer. It sounds funny but it is delicious.
Then I scoop the mixture in aluminum cupcake liners in my cupcake pans. Freeze them overnight. Right before I serve them I add an American Flag and a Teddy Graham.
|sorry no teddy graham in the picture my little ones ate them before I had the camera out|
I do not tell the kids what I make the mooncake out of, it is fun to listen to them guess. Today one little boy had the class convinced there was strawberries in it.
My little ones did a response sheet to the story as well.
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On Thursday I read the story Papa Please Get the Moon For Me, by Eric Carle.
Then we created this art project I found on google. It is so cute.
First, on Thursday, we painted white construction paper in an ab pattern with two tones of blue stripes.
Then, on Friday, we built our ladders with popsicle sticks, made the moon out of construction paper. We added sticker stars. Each child made a picture of herself/himself climbing the ladder.
I think they turned out adorable. I could not find a source for this, but thank you, whoever you are. This is cute!
I own the Eric Carle VHS video of Papa Please Get the Moon For Me, however it is on Youtube if you want it.