We are having a “pinkariffic, pinkatastic, and pinkaperfect” time reading and cooking today. It’s our monthly Virtual Book Club for Kids and this month we are featuring Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann. And since the weather is warm, we thought a Pinkalicious Cupcake Popsicle sounded like a “pinkadid” idea. Let’s head into the kitchen and cook up some literacy skills.
If you are new to Virtual Book Club for Kids here is a little background. The Educators’ Spin On It, Toddler Approved and Rainy Day Mum have put together a wonderful line-up of great books to explore. Talented bloggers share activities to compliment the books. You are invited to try out as many of the ideas that you feel would be a good fit for your kids.
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The Book: Pinkalicious
Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann is the story of a little girl who loves the color pink. She especially loves pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her about too many pink sweets. But, she doesn’t listen and keeps eating eventually turning herself pink! What will she do?
Cooking Activity: Pinkalicious Cupcake Popsicle
Cooking with kids is a great way to build literacy, math and science skills. This recipe can be made by kids. You will just want to monitor the blending of the fruits.
Pierce the cherry with a straw. This helps the straw stand up in the middle of each cup. Surround with chopped strawberries.
Blend the orange juice, bananas, and other berries together. Pour into each cup.
Freeze for at least 4 hours. Peel off the paper cup and slide the straw into a cupcake liner (cut small hole in the bottom of the cupcake liner). You have your Pinkalicious cupcake popsicle.
Time to eat. Cupcake liner doubles as a built-in drip catcher.
Ingredients and Materials: 6 3oz paper cups, 3 straws, 6 cupcake liners, 6 cherries, 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup of berries, and 1/4 cup of orange juice.
Makes 6 Popsicles
Cut 3 straws in half. Jab a cherry with each straw and place into a 3oz paper cup. Chop 4 strawberries and place a little in the bottom of each paper cup around the cherry stick.
Blend 2 ripe bananas, 1 cup of berries (strawberries or raspberries), and 1/4 cup of orange juice in a blender. Divide the mixture evenly between the cups.
Place all the cups in a cake pan and freeze for at least 4 hours. Pull the paper cup off each popsicle and slide through a cut hole in each cupcake liner.
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- Pinkalicious Roll & Count Playdough Cupcakes by I Can Teach My Child
- Pink Themed Sensory Bin by 3 Dinosaurs
- Fizzing Pinkalicious Cupcake Experiment by Inspiration Laboratories
- Pinkalicious Preschool Activity: Foamy Color Mixing! by Preschool Powol Packets
- Pinkalicious Sand Tray for pre-writing Practice by Rainy Day Mum
- Instant Froyo Cones by Mama Miss
- Pinkalicious Sensory Alphabet Game by The Educators Spin On It