The High King Lives

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Study February 9, 2015

In this post: Fun activities for the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


Hello dear ones! February is not only the month of love. It is the month of chocolate, because what other food goes best with love? So Michael read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. By the way, here’s our “readbox” that I made at the beginning of the year. I keep forgetting to show you.


Michael read the book in a lil over a night. I was surprised. He was just so into it.


Candy Bar Measurements ~ So we did this math project but really it was just an excuse to eat chocolate. I’ll be honest. Michael already knows how to use a ruler well.


Measuring the candy


Then the best part…eating the candy.


Chocolate Study Lapbook

Michael did this quick lapbook on chocolate from:




We watched the newest movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This one is my favorite. I like to quote it :).

Lastly, we made this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory diorama.


Michael colored and cut out book characters. We got them at this site:

We used snow paint tinted brown, for the chocolate waterfall. Michael painted the grass green and a blue sky. Then we added green Easter grass on top. We used toilet paper rolls to make the bridge over the chocolate river.

We hotglued jelly beans for rocks along the river. I glued suckers together to make trees.


Then we made a banner with the name of the book.


I can’t tell you how much I love this diorama. It took some time but was worth it.


That’s our study. Here’s a pic of Michael doing school in his favorite spot.


God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover


Book Club: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie May 19, 2014

In this Post: I hosted our home school group’s book club. Join me for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie! 🙂

Hello dear ones, I hope you are well. I hosted our book club. This was a super easy event to put together. Here’s how I did it:

The Set

  • If You Give A Mouse a Cookie project board~ I got the board at the Dollar Tree. I looked at the book for inspiration and drew the mouse from it. It’s really light in the picture but you could see it good in person. I just used crayons.
  • Red cups and napkins
  • Blue plates

The Food

  • Three types of cookies~ Snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, and peanut butter.
  • Milk on ice
  • Apple Juice


  • Reading “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. This is one of my favorite kid books.
  • Mouse puppets~ paper bags and construction paper. Super easy.
  • “If You Give a Mouse a…” worksheet~ The kids got to fill out their own story.
  • Cookie graph~ The kids and some moms told me their favorite cookies. Chocolate Chip won!

The worksheet and puppet links are on my Pinterest below the collage. I hope you were inspired! 🙂



Pinterest link:

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover