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Summer Virtual Book Club – Mo Willems

Welcome to the June edition of the Summer Virtual Book Club! This month Juggling With Kids and 15+ bloggers are reading books by Mo Willems.

We love reading the Pigeon series by Mo Willems.  It’s one of our favorite series.  Back in November we did a cute hand print craft for the book Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

For the Summer Virtual Book Club we decided to have a have a fun snack with another one of our favorite Pigeon series books, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! My kids really get into the roll of interacting with this book by telling the pigeon “NO!” as he tries to convince them, the readers, to let him drive the bus after the driver has left the bus in the capable hands of the “readers”.

The graham cracker school bus snack was inspired by a Kindergarten blog. And yes we decided to let the pigeon drive the bus for our snack. 😉   However, I used cream cheese instead of icing, because I didn’t want the snack to be overly sweet.

Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers
  • Cream cheese
  • Food coloring (yellow & blue)
  • Mini Oreo cookies
  • Mini Nilla wafers cookies
  • Golden Graham cereal (any square cereal will work)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Starburst candy (yellow)

Directions:

In two separate bowls, mix in the yellow food coloring with the cream cheese for the bus and blue food coloring for the pigeon’s head.  How much cream cheese you use will depend on how many kids you are making these for, but you will definitely need more for the bus than you need for the pigeon.

Spread a thin layer of yellow cream cheese on the graham cracker.

Next take some Golden Graham cereal and place them on the graham cracker to make the windows for the bus.

Next, split a mini Oreo cookie and place them onto the graham cracker for the wheels.

For the pigeon’s head, spread blue cream cheese on the flat side of the mini Nilla wafers and place onto the graham cracker.

For the eye, take a mini chocolate chip and dab a little white cream cheese on the pointed part and place it on the Nilla wafer.  Then take a yellow Starburst and soften it in the microwave for a few seconds (in mine it was about 10 seconds).  Tear a little piece off and mold it into a beak for the pigeon and place it on the Nilla wafer.

My daughter was cracking up and kept saying “mommy I ate the pigeon’s nose!”

My son enjoying his bus snack.

The Summer Virtual Book Club for Kids is a place for bloggers/parents/teachers, etc. to explore some fabulous authors and new books! Each month we will study a new author and each participant will choose a book (or more than one) to share on their blog by that author. Each month we will have a link up where we can share any book-related activities, projects, etc.Here are the authors for this summer and linky dates:June 18th- Mo WillemsJuly 16th- Don and Audrey WoodAugust 20th- Kevin Henkes

If you’ve done a Mo Willems activity, join the fun and link up with us and all these other wonderful bloggers!