Last Friday we partied down like it was 1995…okay maybe not, I don’t really remember much about 1995 if I’m being honest. We did have a nursery rhyme party to end a week of nursery rhyme fun though, and it was pretty neat if I say so myself.
To make our party festive I made some fun sheep cupcakes. Each was made with two cupcakes pushed together. The sheep’s wool is made up of large marshmallows that I cut up into smaller pieces, but mini marshmallows would be much easier. (Or near by store just happened to be out of those.)
I also made a Little Bo Peep cake to go with the cupcakes. We also had hot dogs and little boy blue haystacks. It was a fun after school surprise for my oldest to come home to and pretty easy to throw together on a whim.
The book we used last week to learn about nursery rhymes was Mary Engelbreit’s Mother Goose. I’m a huge fan of Mary’s illustrations and bought this book for my oldest’s 1st birthday. I love her take on the nursery rhymes that I grew up with myself. I have enjoyed reading the rhymes to my kids and then doing the activities or snacks that go with them. I think the kids got a lot out of doing this and I enjoyed it too. I can’t wait to try this same approach with other books too.