My son’s preschool Fall/Halloween Party was today and my job was to bring the dessert! And I did, with cake pops! The most delicious dessert invention ever! These are pretty easy, just time consuming. I decided on white cake, white frosting and chocolate coating and sprinkles on the outside. Yummmmy!
The baked, cooled cake crumbled in the bowl.
The crumbled cake mixed with 1/2 of a tub of white frosting, until well combined and mushed together.
Then take a small amount of the cake mixture and roll into balls, place onto a foil lined cookie sheet and freeze until firm.
Then after they have firmed up in the freezer, insert a lollipop stick and dip into melted chocolate!
Then dip into sprinkles and insert into a floral foam piece until they set.
I also dipped marshmallows into the chocolate and sprinkles too!
All wrapped up and ready for the party!
Today we continued with the letter H and hippos! We read 2 stories about hippos: “Hide and Seek Hippo” by Samantha Berger and “Hippo! No, Rhino” by Jeff Newman. Hippo, No, Rhino is a really funny illustrated story with mostly funny pictures and very little words about a confused zoo keeper who mistakenly puts the hippo sign in front of the rhino’s cage. The rhino gets so upset because everyone thinks that he is a hippo! We then learned a hippo song and a letter Hh cheer and made paper hippos for art.
Hungry, Hungry Hippos
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
Hungry, hungry hippo,
Oh-h-h so-o-o sl-o-o-o-w-
Walk into the water,
H is for honeybee, H is for hen
H is for hamster and hogs in a pen.
H is for hiccups, hat, hug and horse
H is for hula-hoop and hippo of course.
Hooray for H, big and small-
the happiest, hoppiest letter of all!
Hide and Seek Hippo by Samantha Berger
Hippo! No, Rhino! By Jeff Newman
Making our hippos
The finished hippos!
It's a Zoo in here! We have so many cute animals hanging on our wall, it is starting to resemble a zoo! Hippos, Gorillas, Horses and Goats.....Oh My!
This week we are also starting a pumpkin theme! Today we read “It’s Pumpkin Time” by Zoe Hall. This is a wonderful book that shows the cycle of the pumpkin growing from seed to pumpkin and then how pumpkins are used through out the fall season. We sang a really cute pumpkin song and the children had their own paper pumpkin that they used along with the song. Then we reviewed the book using a worksheet that illustrated the growing cycle of the pumpkin and the children colored it.
The Pumpkins Are Here
(to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)
The pumpkins are here, the pumpkins are there,
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are everywhere.
The pumpkins are up; the pumpkins are down.
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all around.
The pumpkins are in; the pumpkins are out.
The pumpkins, the pumpkins are all about.
The pumpkins are low, the pumpkins are high.
The pumpkins, the pumpkins all say “Good Bye”
The paper pumpkins used for the song "The Pumpkins Are Here"
It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall
Growing Pumpkins worksheet