If you Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond
Laura Numeroff writes a series of books each consisting of a little boy helping an animal. Her first book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie may be the most well known, but this hilarious sequel about a big, hungry moose is a classic book. In this particular circular story that starts and ends in the same place (with many comic complications in the middle), with the moose needing a muffin. Here are the best activity suggestions related to the book:
This activity is great for practicing both uppercase letters and lowercase letters. These are easy to make and go along great with the book.
Try this cute and easy paper plate muffin craft that’s easy enough for kids of all ages.
3. Bake Muffins
Follow this simple recipe to have fun baking together! All you need is a few ingredients starting with muffin mix.
Check out these awesome printable coloring pages that go along with the book!
This craft is so much fun, especially for the young child who loves to finger paint.
Create your own moose that can even double as a puppet.
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Here’s a great way to incorporate math and counting into a lesson about this book.
8. Story Circle
I love the idea of organizing the book into a story circle.
Young learners will really benefit from this letter recognition activity.
All of Laura Numeroff’s works are great books for learning sequences. Try this sequence activity to better comprehend the book for young readers.
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12. Moose Cut Out
This website has an amazing moose cut out page with even more free printables!
If you’ve already read the book multiple times, let your kids listen to someone else read.
14. Moose Leaf Craft
Here’s an awesome activity for the fall when the leaves are changing colors and falling. What better way to get outside and make a craft!
If you don’t have any brown paper bags to make a puppet, try making your own sock puppet!
16. Make Jam
Try this delicious and easy blackberry jam recipe at home. You can even have it to go with your muffins you bake.
17. Moose Head Band
How fun is this craft that your child can wear after making?
18. Letter M Craft
This is an awesome book to include if you’re currently working on the letter M. This activity will help with even more focus on the letter.
19. Moose Match Up
For older children, here’s a great printable to practice cutting skills and matching.
Another cute and creative way to make a moose.
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21. Lesson Plan
Here’s a great series of lesson plans if you want to do a whole unit on the book.
This activity is a great way to work in the letter M with the book.
23. Moose Worksheets
This is a great resource for multiple printable activities that can be done while reading the book.
Bulletin boards are a wonderful visual for kids while studying the book. Visit Pinterest for even more bulletin board ideas.
If you’re looking for multiple printables or another teacher resource to go along with the book, check these out.
26. Cause and Effect Box
Check out this example of how to make your own cause and effect box.
A felt board to go along with the book is a great activity to develop fine motor skills.
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How cute yet delicious do these cupcakes look?
Here are some muffin activities that are math related and can help with numbers. This is an awesome way to make learning fun!
30. Moose Magnets
This activity involves a free printable that can be turned into a magnet activity.
This is another counting muffin activity, but includes counting individual muffins on your plate.
32. Cook Moose Munch
Cook together, and then enjoy this yummy snack while reading the book!
33. Moose Handprints
This moose craft uses the handprint is a different way, but still just as cute as the first handprint craft.
To go along with your paper plate muffin, create this paper plate moose, too.
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Practice your best moose tracks with this fun activity.
Grab all your crafting gear for this moose made from popsicle sticks and yarn.
37. Moose Pretzels
Here’s another cute and creative moose themed snack you can make together.
Here’s a free workout to work on the concept of cause and effect. You can even use them to make up your own stories using cause and effect.
If you’re looking for an activity to help with cutting and glueing skills, here’s a wonderful option.
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Just like the cupcake liner moose, you can make your very own cupcake liner muffin.
If you’re looking to practice shapes as well, here’s a free printable muffin with shapes!
42. Muffin Craft
This is another cute muffin craft (that also works with ‘Do you know the muffin man’).
43. Play Dough Mat
All kids love play dough, so try this play dough mat that fits with the story.
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44. Paint Moose Rocks
For the kids that are a little older, try painting a moose on a rock to keep.
Try out this entire lesson called M is for Moose.
46. Sensory Bin
Make your own forest sensory bins and add some moose! Here’s how to make your own: Sensory bins.
Just like the moose in the book, break out some cardboard to paint on.
Grab an old white sheet and make the same costume as the moose in the book.
All kids will love baking (and eating!) cookies together, so grab a cute moose cookie cutter.
Check out these cute moose bookmarks you can make yourself to use in your own books.
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Have your kids write a moose story in their own words using this printable.
52. Stuffed Moose
Make your very own stuffed moose using paper bags.
Here’s a pre-made word search all about moose to use!
This moose toy is made just to enhance fine motor skills and is the perfect gift for kids to go along with the book.
This free printable is great for young readers learning to write and practicing their letters.
Puzzles are another great learning tool for kids while still being tons of fun.
Or pair these book activities with all of Laura Numeroff’s children’s books with tons of great lessons and simple ideas!
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