Monday, December 19, 2016

Children's Book Club: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas is less than a week away! I can not believe it! But we are oh so excited, and SO THANKFUL that our break has officially kicked off! 

Right before the break started, Cute's teacher decided to host a fun holiday party themed around How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now you know we love our Christmas themed books - for both kids and adults - so we were excited to get to have a little fun with one of our long time favorites. The Cutes absolutely love reading The Grinch and watching The Grinch movies over and over. 

It's been awhile since we've popped in for a little Children's Book Club post, but thought this fun time of year deserved a revival. If anything, it at least might give some a fun activity to do with with a classic favorite with all this icky rain and snow going on everywhere.



THE BOOK (in case for some crazy reason you've never heard of it!)



FROM THE BACK COVER
The ultimate Dr. Seuss Christmas classic -- no holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville!

“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. 

And don't forget to celebrate Grinch-mas this Christmas season, the annual holiday tradition inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas that encourages readers to grow their hearts three sizes by doing good deeds!


THE ACTIVITY
My part for the party was to make a Grinch themed treat. After a Pinterest search (thanks Pinterest!), I decided to do Grinch themed Rice Krispy Treats. These were super quick and easy to make, which was key at the end of the semester!


Ingredients
- 1 Bag of marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons of butter 
- 6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal
- Green food coloring
- One tube of red decorator's icing
- Wax paper


Directions
1: In a medium sized sauce pan melt the butter and marshmallows until well blended. 
2: Add in green food coloring until desired color. 
3: In large mixing bowl stir Rice Krispy cereal and marshmallow mixture together. 
4: Place wax paper on a pan or a 9x12 dish. 
5: Spread Rice Krispy mixture out evenly and let cool. 
6: Once cooled, cut to desired size and then use frosting to make red heart. 
7: Eat and enjoy!

See super easy! The hardest part is not eating the warm marshmallow mixture!



What is your children's favorite holiday book? 

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