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What would you do if a big hungry moose came to visit your house?
If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it. When he’s eaten all your muffins, he’ll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix.
This funny story, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, provides ample learning opportunities for your preschool student. Grab our free If You Give a Moose a Muffin unit study, and spend a week laughing and learning together.
Thanks to Shelly Kohlstedt and Jill Ralph for the If You Give a Moose a Muffin unit study and printables.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin Unit Study Lessons
Act out the actions along with your little ones. They’ll love to pretend opening the fridge, spreading jam on the muffins, eating them, putting on a sweater, sewing, painting, etc.
Language Arts- Chain Reaction Story
Discuss this story and how one event leads to another. Help your student create her own chain reaction story.
Open your front door and expose your student to the weather! Is it hot, cold, rainy, snowy, or windy? Let your student describe the weather and then discuss what should be worn in that type of weather (rain would call for rubber boots, hat, and coat).
Fine Motor Skills: Sewing
The moose begins to sew a button on the sweater and is reminded of making puppets. Let your student sew a button, complete some lacing cards, or just experiment with a needle (you can buy large plastic “safe” needles for children) and thread. If you really want to have fun, make some sock puppets! They don’t need to be elaborate and if you don’t sew, the hot glue gun can come in handy.
You could also try our Alphabet Lacing Cards.
This book is just full of fun activities for you and your child! If you made the sock puppets mentioned above, you can take a large piece of cardboard and make some scenery. You may want to plan this out before you start and draw what your child wants on the cardboard before letting him paint. When you plan it out, talk about what type of scene he wants. Does he want it to be outside? What kind of day? Inside? Where?
If you don’t want to make scenery, just get out the tempera, water-color, or finger paints and spend some time together experimenting with color on paper and having fun!
Life Skills: Cooking
Make muffins together! This would be a fabulous way to finish this book.
You could also make homemade jam together. Yum.
Life Skills: Helping Clean
The moose uses the sheet to help clean-up. Talk about the messes the moose makes in the book and how God wants us to do things decently and in order. We need to clean up our messes (hopefully before we move on to another activity!). How can your child help you this week? Children love to “help” and even though it may take more time for mom now, the future rewards will be worth it. Some simple ideas are putting silverware away, wiping the table after meals, “washing” the dishes you dirty when you make your muffins, etc.
The moose also hangs the sheet out to dry.
Phonics: Letter M
M is for Moose and M is for Muffin! Scavenge your home for anything and everything that starts with the letter M.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin Printables
Pick and choose from the printables to enhance your If You Give a Moose a Muffin unit study.
- Weather Tri-fold Book
- Favorite Muffin Graph Activity
- Letter M Maze
- Moose Facts Mini-book
- M is for . . . Muffin Shape Book
- Muffin Math Mat
- If You Give a Moose a Muffin Story Sequence Cards
- Moose Coloring Page
How to Get Started
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the If You Give a Moose a Muffin unit study and printables:
- Buy a copy of the book, If You Give a Moose a Muffin, or grab one from your local library.
- Print the If You Give a Moose a Muffin unit study and printables.
- Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
- Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of fun-filled If You Give a Moose a Muffin learning with your preschool student.
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One of the lessons in the If You Give a Moose a Muffin unit study is sewing. You can introduce simple sewing to your student with our ABC Lacing Cards.
Do you know the muffin man? This fun lapbook includes activities for “The Muffin Man,” “Pat-a-cake,” and other fun treats.
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