Friday, March 4, 2011

Clever Clover Cookies

Today was a laid-back day.  Maggie wanted to go somewhere for lunch, so we had a Mommy/Maggie lunch date, which was nice, then we came home to do lots of reading and some listening to Celtic music.  (She loved it ... it's in her blood.)  We then made (and ate!) some 'Clever Clovers' cookies, made out of yogurt-covered pretzels!  YUM!  Here are the photos:

Each clover was made up of three mini yogurt pretzels, and a 'tail.'  After laying them out on waxed paper, I used melted white chocolate chips to adhere them together.
 After the white chocolate hardened, we piped the edges with green icing and sprinkled them with green sugar!
 A very happy snacker!  :)
Today, we:
Letter 'T':
1. We practiced writing big letter 'T' and little letter 't,' both on paper and in the sugar tray.
1. We read The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most.
2. We read A Particular Cow by Mem Fox.
3. We read When the Cows Got Loose by Carol Weis.
4. We read Clorinda by Robert Kinerk.
5. We read Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin (in preparation for our field trip next Thursday to The River Center to see the same story, live).
St. Patrick's Day:
1. We read St. Patrick's Day Countdown by Salina Yoon.
2. We read Hooray for St. Patrick's Day! by Joan Holub and found the leprechaun hiding on each page.
3. We read Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson and found the leprechaun hiding throughout.
4. We read The Pot of Gold by Lisa Hopp and found the hidden ten shamrocks throughout the book.
5. We listened (and danced) to Celtic music.
6. We made the 'Clever Clovers' cookies as seen in Family Fun magazine, March 2011, page 100.
1. We read One More Egg by Sarah Emmanuelle Burg.

This weekend, we'll be doing a few projects from our Birds and Weather curriculums that we didn't complete last week, and Tuesday, we will start our study of the letters 'U' and 'V' and continue our Cows and St. Patrick's Day studies.  Check back with us!


  1. Hi from another homeschooling mom! Thanks for the clover cookie idea, my son and I will have to give that a try!

  2. Great, Audrey! Welcome and a 'thank you' for the follow! Check us out the week after next when we make 'Shamrock Tortilla Cookies.' I did this at Valentine's Day, too, if you want the instructions sooner! Thanks for reading! :)