Friday, July 17, 2009

A Book, A Craft, and a Plate with Kate



Ready for the next selection in our summer book club?


I chose one of my all time favorite books off of our home book


shelf....by one of our favorite authors,Lynne Cherry


Our Book..




Now, if you are not lucky enough to own this book,


go get it out of your library, but I have to tell you,


you are going to want to keep it.


We have groundhogs here in New Jersey,also called woodchucks,


in our yard in fact, and I sure wish someone would teach ours to


grow his own, instead of eating mine.lol


Our Craft..


This week we will be making a book mark for our summer reading club.


I will be using this pattern for a Groundhog book mark.


but feel free to go all crafty and do something like this instead.


I will also have Princess spending time out in our garden drawing


what's growing out there this week, as well as some of the wildlife,


so feel free to expand on this idea as much as you want.If the arts/crafts stuff doesn't do it for your child, how about appealing to their little scientist, I know they've got one in them.


Perhaps, you can have your children save seeds from whatever you are harvesting from


your home garden right now.


Please remember, this is not a competition. This is about sharing books


with our children and having a little fun while we do it. If you just want to read


the book together, that is fine too. So jump in, read the book, do the craft, and eat a a snack.


Take pictures of how it looks in your corner of the world, and link back here on Wednesday.


Our snack, or Plate portion this week will be a zucchini muffin


like this or these.


We have way more zucchini than I can remember in a long time, and


I need to cook them, but Princess L-O-V-E-S them.


I often take any recipe for a muffin, and add zucchini or other veg


to it..they never go to waste. I shred my zucchini and freeze in containers for during the winter


when I can add them to almost anything I am cooking for her, and of course more muffins!
My legal department (The Law Offices of Mouserman and Meowerstein),
insists that I put another disclaimer here:
I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL, PLEASE TRY THIS AT HOME!
((BIG HUGS))KateinNJ

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET..THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER
THE JUMPSTART GIVEAWAY Princess will be pulling a name out
of her hat on Monday July 20th as soon as she wakes up.
That means you lovely readers have until midnight NJ time (EST)
To leave a comment here or on the post about it, telling me you want it.
You can also write a blog post about the giveaway, linking back here
and let me know you did so, or become a "fan" of Jump Start on Facebook.
Please let me know if you do any of the above..you get an entry for each one.
Good Luck..I just know your children will enjoy the new virtual world they have created
as much as Princess does.

8 comments:

Gottfredsen said...

I am sorry I did not get a chance to do the book this week. The book was already checked out from the library. Looks like a great book though. I will make sure to check it out once it gets back in.
Also I wanted to tell you that I am also having the same giveaway over at my blog if your readers want an extra chance. Tell them to come on over to my page.
Chat with you later.

Nina said...

Did you pick this book for me? lol. We love this one. I'll have to link to my zucchini smoothies ;)

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

zucchini muffins...bread...so YUM! i have a recipe that includes zucchini, carrots, and golden raisins....mmmm! makes me want to go make it now, lol!

the book looks really cute, too!

Wendy Hawksley said...

You are so awesomely ambitious! Next week, I hope to start checking out my new library and keep up with your projects.

Meanwhile, I have something for you. :)

Chele said...

Thanks, Kate. Mikro *loved* this book. We haven't gotten to the craft or plate yet, but the book was a thorough hit. He asked me if it was from the library or "can we keep this one, please?!?" Lucky for him, I bought a copy.

Homemade Happenings said...

Hey Kate! I haven't seen a post from you in a couple weeks - noy like you. I hope you and P are doing well!

Lynn said...

Kate, I miss you too. Hope all is going well there.

Lynn

Toni said...

we just got back form vacation and I ma catching up with everyone. What a lovely book you have picked. and zucchini muffins sound yummy, love them here too:-)

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