The event started off with storytime. I read If You Give a Pig a Party because it introduces all the characters, those with books and without (Mouse, Moose, Pig, Cat, Dog, Rabbit, Fox, and Snake). Then we played with my If You Give... felt set.
After that I read If You Give a Moose a Muffin. I chose this title as it's good for the fall season. After reading that book, we wrote our own circular stories using a template I found online. The template wasn't perfect, but we had fun with it.
Then it was time for a group game or two. I had three options for the kids to choose from.
If You Give...Bingo (used the word list from my felt set and Print-Bingo.com to create randomized order. I added clipart using Microsoft Word)
Musical Desserts (just like a cake walk, but using cookie, muffin, pancake, cupcake, & donut)
"Dog, Dog, Where's Your Donut?" (like Doggy, doggy, Where's your bone?)
After the group games, we did a craft: moose paper bag puppets. I found the idea here.
Cookie Dice Game (find the idea here)
The Great Cookie Chase (an activity sheet from the MouseCookieBooks website)