Thursday, February 2, 2012

Queen of Hearts

As part of our Year 0 (Preschool-Kindergarten) with Ambleside Online we are slowly working our way through The Real Mother Goose.



At first I was unsure about spending so much time on nursery rhymes, and almost skipped them for a "children's poetry" book.  However, Elliott has really enjoyed this book, and I have even seen him associate some of the more obscure passages with his play.  You can read this article about the Benefits of Mother Goose on the Ambleside Online website.

I saved the Queen of Hearts for closer to Valentine's Day, because it seemed fitting.  As a surprise for the kids after quiet time, we will be reading the Queen of Harts and having tarts!

I found this recipe for heart tarts on the Family Fun website.  I'm no Betty Crocker, and I'm not foolish enough to think they're pretty...my icing was a little runny, the filling seeped out of the edges, and there's a hodgepodge of sprinkles for the kids...but I'm just glad they turned out at all.  If you know my history in the kitchen, I'm sure you are too!  I just wanted to make a little treat for the kids since they've been under the weather lately.



Now go read some nursery rhymes to your little ones!


Update:  The kids were super excited to have a special treat.  Both boys liked hearing Queen of Hearts (listed as The Tarts in our book) but Emory also enjoyed Peter Piper when I read it too!  He giggled hysterically!





Shibley Smiles


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15 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I bet your sons LOVED it! Thanks for linking up at Thematic Thursday.

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  2. Oh, I think they're very pretty and I bet your kids loved them!
    Little Wonders' Days

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  3. Very sweet! I bet they were delicious!

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  4. They look yummy to me! :)

    Our nursery rhyme this week was Hickory, Dickory, Dock to go with our letter D activities.

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    1. They weren't bad, and even my husband (a wannabe chef/Food Network Junkie) said he was proud of me! haha!

      Hickory, Dickory, Dock and others with "mice" are on my list over the next couple of weeks, since we're reading Stuart Little!

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  5. Cute way to incorporate a special snack with your preschool lessons! The cookies look delicious!

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  6. Looks very yummy to me and I am sure your son's enjoyed them!

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  7. I bet you made sure the knave didn't get to steal any of these. What a great book tie in!

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  8. It's so wonderful when mom's make special moments for their kids... My youngest is now 22 and I still have so many great memories of when she was little... I even remember some of the different things we did on Valentine's day... Blessings to you and yours! <3
    Diana

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I'm sure your children share the same great memories you do...and I hope I can do that with my own children!

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  9. How fun!! My daughter loves the nursery rhymes. In fact her 3rd birthday party was a nursery rhyme theme and for Halloween we dressed up as the dish and spoon from Hey Diddle Diddle, because she always turns to me when we are holding hands in a parking lot and says, "Mommy you are the dish and I'm the spoon. Let's run away."

    Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! We look forward to you sharing with us again.

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  10. Cute! And so festive! I'm so glad you shared this at Shine on Fridays!

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  11. Oh, I love how you combined the treats and the nursery rhymes! Thank you so much for sharing this at Teach Me Tuesday!!

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  12. Thanks for sharing on fun frugal friday. I hope you will share again. : )

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