Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Queen of Hearts

I thought this poem would be a perfect way to link literacy to Valentines day.
I wrote it up on a little poster like this because M. is a pre-reader.
The pictures helped her recognize that words carry meaning.

I got out the old Lego table that we use as a water tub, sand tub, and play dough bin, and put all of our pink and white play dough in together. Along with some old pie tins.

We read from Disney's Mother Goose Rhymes
The Queen of Hearts
I had this book when I was a little girl,
I loved it, and my mom gave me the book and the tape!
I love the cute little illustrations.
While I was doing prep, she was listening to the rest of the book.
I found these little measuring spoons at target,
and she counted how many heart scoops it took to fill up her tart tin.

It was fun, and she is so sweet!
After this she got dressed up like a queen,
and ate lunch like royalty!

Instead of making pretend tarts,
wouldn't it be fun to make these yummy tarts!?
Maybe when I have a little more hand eye coordination!
{These are from Mad Baker}
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Check out more ideas on my pinterest board.


  1. Cute cakes! As well as (your?) little girl?

  2. I'm thinking these tarts are amazing. I will be checking out your Pinterest board. Much tastier than the palydough version : )

  3. What a great teacher mom you are! She's one lucky little girl... And cute!

  4. She is such a little cutie pie. And the tarts looks so yummy. Anything with strawberries...yum!

  5. What wonderful pretend play! The dessert at the end look really yummy!

  6. Those tarts look absolutely wonderful! My little granddaughters would be entranced....

  7. Oooh I love your pretend tarts and the fun your little girl was having making them!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  8. Oh how cute!!! What a great little activity theme...i had forgotton about that rhyme! Thanks for sharing...i just love creations with dough!

  9. What fun - you are so creative! And your princess looks SO happy! I'd love for you to share it over at TGIF ( I know my readers would love it too!!
    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  10. So cool! Sometimes we use cookie cutters to cut out bread for sandwiches!

  11. Fun way to tie in some great learning activities with a fun nursery rhyme. Thanks for linking up to Monday Madness.

  12. Hi there,
    I'm your newest GFC follower via the Mingle Blog Hop. Would love a follow back!

  13. Adorable...

    You are a very Krafty lady...

    Great post for the letter "K"!

    Thanks for linking.



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