If You Let a Boy Make Cranberry Muffins…

by Stefani on 11-November-2009

Cranberry Muffins

….. he will remember Cranberry Thanksgiving and ask you to read it. 

And if you read it to him, it will remind him of all the fun he had creating his own cranberry bog and he'llwant to do it all over again. 

Cranberry Play

And if you let him do it all over again it will lead to lots of questions about REAL cranberry bogs. So you will have to do some research and watch lots of videos. 

And if you watch lots of videos about cranberries it will make him very hungry and he will want you to make some more muffins!

Sarah November 11, 2009 at 7:31 am

love it! now i’m hungry!

Kelly November 11, 2009 at 7:59 am

those sound yummy!!

kaylovesvintage November 11, 2009 at 8:01 am

the sound yummy

Stephanie November 11, 2009 at 8:17 am

too cute!!!! what a great idea… makes me VERY hungry!

Kelly G. November 11, 2009 at 8:29 am

and THAT is why we homeschool… 🙂 love it!

Bloom November 11, 2009 at 8:44 am

Mmmm, this puts me in the mood for Laura Numeroff with a side of cranberry muffins.

kerry November 11, 2009 at 8:53 am

Love this! And both of those books!

Carmella November 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

Sweet post! Cranberries and November, perfect match.

tracy November 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

Yum! These are two favorite books in our house and baking pumpkin cranberry muffins is on our list for this afternoon. Thanks for the video link.

Sarah M November 11, 2009 at 10:18 am

how cute. We love those cookie stories too ::wink::!
Sarah M

Jennifer November 11, 2009 at 10:26 am

So cute and creative!

Amy November 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

Oh, yes! We practiced having a tea party with our eyes closed – being blind, you know. And then we wrote about our experience and how it felt. And then came the question of how blind people read and write, so we had to practice writing some Braille letters. And that all led to looking up Helen Keller on Youtube and watching “The Miracle Worker,” 1963 movie…

Yes, I understand this cranberry stuff. 🙂

Kristi Richards November 11, 2009 at 11:22 am

I think u are on to something. If you give Ryder a cranberry, man sounds familiar:)

Hannah November 11, 2009 at 12:03 pm

This sounds sort of like how learning goes at our house, too. And what would we do without YouTube?

Myrnie November 11, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Love it 🙂 My daughter went to see “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” at our children’s theater, and has been checking out all the Numeroff books she can get hands on at the library! The cranberry bog looks like a blast 🙂

Mad Woman November 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I love the connections that kids make in their heads…it leads to them learning so much more! Those muffins sound yummy!

Valarie Budayr November 11, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Yep that sounds about right. Here’s to muffins and bogs!

Lise November 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Great post!

brit November 11, 2009 at 8:30 pm

you obviously been eavesdropping on my very own moose…because that book is in constant rotations here and I”m putting on the muffin pounds.

Suzanne November 12, 2009 at 12:57 am

thanks for the smile! awesome post 🙂

robin(rsislandcrafts) November 12, 2009 at 8:54 am

That’s why we homeschool! Learning should be an adventure. When we start our day we never know where we will end up 🙂

Butzeballchen November 12, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I love the cranberry bog! Cranberry Thanksgiving is one of my all time favorite books, still have my childhood copy!

Lisa Payne Kirker November 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm

One of our favorite books! Cute post.


Regina November 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

this made me smile! as 99.9999% of your posts do – at least those that don’t make me cry (in a good way, though)


Annie November 12, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Okay, this is not muffin related at all but I thought that you might like to know that after continuing our license plate hunt from the summer Book into the fall, we have officially seen plates from all fifty states. Surprisingly enough, Kansas proved to be the most elusive and after weeks and weeks of having seen the other 49 and waiting for the final one, we finally spotted a Kansas plate while driving to visit my sister in New York. We have, of course, also become huge geography nerds in the process of all this…

Stefani November 13, 2009 at 5:32 am

Oh Annie!!! You can’t possibly imagine how happy this makes me. I’m so glad that you took the time to pop in and tell us about your great states adventure. It’s just given us all grins for miles to think that our book led your family to such an adventure.
And congratulations on finding all 50! That is quite an accomplishment! We’re having a similar problem with our 50 state quarter collection. Utah has alluded us for months and months. We’re beginning to think that somewhere in Utah, some miser is hoarding all of his state’s quarters!

Molly November 13, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Oh yum! (And I love that series of children’s books…)

Gina November 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

hee…hee…very cute!

Annie November 15, 2009 at 4:53 am

It’s all about living in Vermont! Apparently everyone here is actually visiting from somewhere else. I saw license plates from at least fifteen different states just on my way home from school on Friday afternoon. It’s especially crazy here in the summer months!

I did dig through every repository of spare change in my house and car without result. You are right: that Utah quarter is certainly hard to find! I’ve got a few other ones if you any though. Hawaii? West Virginia? Good luck!

Nifer November 15, 2009 at 6:49 pm

That is exactly how it works when you let a boy do just about anything, isn’t it? And I think it is awesome! They learn so much this way, and they learn so much better this way!

CityFarmGirl (Jenn) November 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Mmmm, we loved the post. My boys were inspired to make scrambled eggs mostly by themselves after a similar learning event, but with our friend’s chickens. Love the photo of the do-it-yourself bog.

CitricSugar November 15, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Cranberries are a good thing to love – I hope my future offspring will bond as tightly to those little gems! MMMMmmm…. antioxidants….. 🙂

karen November 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Cute!! Thanks for the smile.

Maggie Ann November 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm

I can hardly believe it! We have that very book and used to read it to our kids. A happy memory! Sounds like you know how to have fun at your house…=)

Melanie November 17, 2009 at 6:21 am

awesome, stefani! yep, those books get read around here a lot! oh, and btw…wonderful interview over at pp…loved it!

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