Saturday, August 6, 2016

Book Theme Cupcakes


For the past two summers my daughter and I have challenged ourselves to see if  together we can read 100 books.  My little reader just turned six so this was something we worked on together. I first learned of the 100 book challenge from Angela at Teaching Mama.  She created a fun chart to go along with the challenge and we have really had alot of fun with it!

This was our second summer seeing if we could get to the goal of reading 100 books and we did!  Last year my daughter's prize/reward was going to Chuck E Cheese.  This year she asked if she could have a play date with some of her friends.  So, we invited a bunch of her friends and spent the afternoon at the park.

Since this was a celebration I knew we needed something yummy to enjoy. So I decided on cupcakes but wanted to somehow turn a regular cupcake into something book related.  After searching the internet I came across this adorable idea from A Turtle's Life For Me.   I knew this would be perfect!

A Turtle's Life For Me shares a tutorial on how to make these cupcakes, which is very simple.  However, I switched it up a bit and didn't use PicMonkey.  Instead, I googled my daughter's favorite books, saved the image, copied into a word document and printed.  It worked perfectly!


Once I printed the book covers, I cut them out so that they look like a book, rubbed a glue stick on the inside of the 'book', inserted a toothpick, pressed together and voila, book cupcakes!

These book cupcakes were super easy and it was a fun way to celebrate this special accomplishment for my little aspiring reader!




10 comments:

  1. How great is this? I love the way you are promoting reading. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn! I'm extremely pleased my daughter is building a love for reading. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment!!

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  2. I so wish that our school allowed homemade snacks because these are perfect! Maybe I'll make them for Teacher Appreciation. ADORABLE!

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    1. Hi Anne Marie! I wish our school did too but they also do not. I was glad we were able to still share these with my daughter's friends at the park! Great idea for Teacher Appreciation!!

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  3. Love this idea. I can see so many ways to use this. Great post

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  4. They turned out so cute!! I may have to borrow it this school year - seems easy enough to pop into store bought cupcakes :) I'll be featuring you tonight on #EverythingKids.

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    1. Hi Heather, thanks for the feature!!
      Yes, I used store bought cupcakes as I was pressed for time but they still turned out really cute. My daughters friends (and Mom's) got a real kick out of them!!

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  5. What a cute idea! I teach a literature class for PreK-1 at our homeschool co-op. I may have to do this for them one day.

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    1. Hi Jennifer. It's such a fun way to get kids engaged and excited about reading. The best part is it's super simple to put together.

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