This Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog storytime inspired treats post is courtesy of our contributor Chantelle of Dolled Up Design…I love parties inspired by books. There is so much inspiration to be found in your child’s favourite book and it can be easy to plan a whole party around one favorite book, like I did with my son’s Go, Dog! Go Party, or to draw inspiration for games, treats and decorations from a series of books. My kid’s party themes usually come from their favorite tv or movie characters, but when there is an opportunity to theme a party or treats around a storybook character I gladly jump at the opportunity.
My kids don’t go to bed without a nightly bedtime story. We have a large and ever-growing book collection, and there have been a few favorites that have stuck out and been read repeatedly. My son was introduced to the author Mo Willems in his kindergarten class this past year and the Pigeon and Elephant & Piggie books quickly became part of our regular rotation. So, when it came time to bring a snack in for the Kindergarten class, a treat themed after these books and characters seemed a natural choice.
A hilarious picture book featuring the Pigeon, by the author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! And Time to Pee! In this hilarious, interactive read in Mo Willems' award-winning Pigeon series, the Pigeon discovers a delicious hot dog, and he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. Why is Pigeon so frustrated? (He wants to eat his hot dog, but Duckling keeps hinting that he wants the hot dog.) I think that Pigeon wants to eat his hot dog, but he feels a little guilty that Duckling does not have a hot dog. Have you ever felt like this? (Give a personal example.) If you were there, what would you say to Pigeon? Pigeon Series by Mo Willems: A Book Companion unit that can be used alone or to supplement a Mo Willems’ Author Study. Books included are: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy, The Duckling Wants. When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. Then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite.
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog:
I came across candy coated Oreo’s on Pinterest that looked like the Pigeon character they had been studying, and I knew they would pair perfectly with shortbread hotdogs just like in the Mo Willem’s book The Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog!
To make the Pigeon Oreo’s, I began by creating the eyes. To do this, I laid white candy wafers on a parchment lined baking sheet and melted them slightly in a preheated 200 degree oven for 4 minutes. Once they were soft, I carefully placed a brown chocolate Smartie into the center of each and then allowed them to harden again.
Pigeon Wants A Hot Dog Game Online
To prepare the beaks, I simply cut yellow candy wafers in half and then opened up the two halves to create the beak shape. I spread these apart on parchment paper in preparation for the coated Oreo’s I would be placing on top.
Once my blue candy wafers were melted, I began dipping the Golden Oreo’s. After each cookie was fully coated I lifted it out with two forks and then carefully placed it on one of the prepared beaks. I finished it off by placing my white candy wafer and brown Smartie eyes in the center.
For the hot dog cookies, I followed this easy recipe from Taste of Home. Once they were finished off with a drizzle of yellow royal icing “mustard”, they looked just like the hot dog in the book.
I loved the way the final product looked packaged in small cellophane bags and ready for my excited little kindergartner to hand out to his class.
These were a perfect class treat, but would also be great party favors for a Mo Willem’s book themed party. For more great treats and party ideas inspired by the storybook characters of Mo Willems, be sure to visit my Pinterest board.
We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Chantelle for sharing these adorable and creative treats with us! Her parties are always easy to recreate and kids love them! Be sure to follow her on Facebook to stay updated on all her fabulous ideas.
The Pigeon Wants a Match!
Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! But you can let the Pigeon help you with your matching skills! Packaged inside the insides of the Pigeon are 54 tiles for hours of matching fun! Straight from the Pigeon's mouth: 'I knew I had it in me! A brand-new, ME-riffic matching game featuring me, my pals, and BUSES! But watch out: I've put in 2 extra bonus cards that either give you an extra turn, or take one away from you! Trust me, this game I more fun than driving a bus to stay up late with your puppy while having a hot dog party!' - The Pigeon For 2 - 4 players, ages 3 and up. Contents Include: 54 tiles, 1 Pigeon with a zip up stomach to hold the tiles and instructions.
- For 2-4 players
- Ages 3 and up
- Made in China
- Warning: Choking Hazard - Contains small parts not suitable for children under 3 years.
Pigeon Wants A Hot Dog Game Play
The Pigeon Wants a Match!
- Toys Age Range: 3 and up
- Dimensions: 2.0 inches (H) x 6.0 inches (W) x 9.0 inches (L)
- Weight: 0.6 pounds
- Included in the box: 54 tiles, 1 Pigeon with a zip up stomach to hold the tiles and instructions.
- Made in China
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