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Put Me in the Zoo Pudding

Put Me in the Zoo is a great book for Read Across America Week. Robert Lopshire wrote and illustrated the book in a very similar way to Dr. Seuss. In fact, it was reportedly edited by Dr. Seuss and is a part of his, "I can read it all by myself beginner books collection." Besides being easy to read, fun and colorful, it is about their being a special "spot" for everyone. This book is good for toddlers learning their colors, beneficial for kindergarten and first graders learning to read, and a good story for kids a little older too. Adults and kids alike will all certainly love this treat to go along with the book.


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This recipe is easy enough to make even with toddlers. It has only THREE ingredients with TWO STEPS.


  1. Banana pudding (or other yellow pudding. Lemon would probably work, but I thought banana goes best with cereal.) The pudding is the yellow bade color of the animal. We used a 5.1 ounce box to make 5 nine ounce pudding cups.

  2. Milk to make the pudding. Our box required 3 cups.

  3. Cereal "berries" There is a Captain Crunch Oops All Berries Cereal. Or, you can buy Captain Crunch Berries, or similar cereal, and sort out the berries. This is a great activity for toddlers learning their colors and working on motor skills. The berries are the spots.





Directions:


  1. Make pudding according to directions.

  2. Layer pudding and cereal spots into clear cups. Again, we used 9 ounce cups.





Happy Read Across America Week! For more Dr. Seuss inspired ideas, start here.

Dragon Mama






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