If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff is fun for kids of all ages. The story is a sequence of events that fall in place like a row of dominoes set up in a circle. It ends where it begins, with a moose and a muffin. The silliness in between will draw giggles and help kids follow cause and effect in stories.
To extend the story for you, I’ve put together some free clipart. There’s a picture for each element of the story. Then, you can read on for activity suggestions.
Print out the pages, then cut out each picture. You may want to color the black and white images. You can glue them to felt to go on a felt board, laminate them to use in a storytelling basket, or just leave them as-is.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin Activity Ideas
- Use the clipart pieces to retell the story on a felt board.
- Set up an invitation to play: put the pieces in a small basket, provide a yard of felt or a mat, and a copy of the book.
- First, set up dominoes to topple over in a circle. Next, help your child lay out all the clipart pieces in order in a circle.
- For kids who are old enough to consider “what if?” Ask what would happen if you took away one piece. Lay all the pieces out in order, and have the child write, draw, or tell alternate sequences of events.
More Activities and Crafts
I’m happy to be part of the Monthly Crafting Book Club. Every month we choose a great children’s story and create crafts and activities to go along with it. You may like some of these other creative and educational ideas:
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