Book Club Week 38: Warthogs In The Kitchen


Theme of the Month


Book of the Week

Warthogs In The Kitchen

By Pamela Duncan Edwards

Color of the Week


Besides the warthogs, what else can you find
that is the color brown this week? Go on a search!

Song/Nursery Rhyme of the Week

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to the market
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy had roast beef
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy cried “wee” “weee” “weeee”
all the way home!
Letter of the Week

K for Kitchen

“Every letter makes a sound, K says Kuh!”

Snack of the Week

If you’re brave, bake your own like they do in the book!
Here’s another cupcake recipe to try:
1.5 c flower
1 c unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp baking power
1 tsp salt
2 c sugar
3/4 c hot water
3/4 c milk
2 large eggs
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Cupcakes: sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt into the bowl of a heavy mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; add sugar. Turn the mixer on low and add, in order; water, milk, eggs, oil and vanilla; scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat on medium, briefly, to achieve a smooth batter. Scoop the batter into muffin tins lines with paper baking cups; each cup should be about half full; slide the tins onto a baking sheet and bake at 325° until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.



1 c unsalted butter

3 tbsp dark corn syrup

1 tsp vanialla

1 pinch salt

2/3 c unsweetened cocoa, sifted

1 lb confectioners’ sugar, sifted

1/2 c whipping cream


While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting.

Frosting: Cream the butter in the bowl of a mixer, using the paddle attachment; beat in the corn syrup, vanilla and salt. With the machine off, spoon in the cocoa; carefully turn the mixer on low so as to avoid death by cocoa inhalement; do likewise for the sugar, in three parts; last, add the cream then beat until fluffy.

Art Project of the Week

This week we are BAKING!! Make cupcakes!
Give them a face with frosting or candy.
Be creative, you can make pink frosting or brown and
then make pig cupcakes (for the warthogs in the story!)

Field Trip of the Week

The Grocery Store
Make a list and have your kiddo help you
find each ingredient for the cupcakes but in the grocery store and/or
at home in your kitchen.

App of the Week

FREE: preschool counting 


With Love,


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