Family Theme Night Blog
Fun-filled family night activities based around themes kids love!
a fox-themed family night: a fun family dinner idea! (the fox and the grapes)
If you read my last blog, you know that a fox family made its home in our neighbors' backyard, which in turn spurred me on to plan a fox-themed family fun night. What a fun night it turned out to be!
The fun began by reading the Aesop's fable of "The Fox and the Grapes," and then enjoying a meal to compliment the story. I made a pancake that looked like a fox: a round pancake, banana slices for the snout (held together by peanut butter), a grape nose (glued on with more peanut butter), dried cherry eyes, and all-natural fruit flats cut into triangles for the ears.
Five year old Stephen took one look at my fox creation, and was suddenly inspired to pretend to be a fox. (Can you almost hear the growl when you look at this picture?)
Everyone enjoyed creating their own fox pancakes. Even hubby seemed to be having fun!
After dinner we headed outside for a game of "What time is it, Mr. Fox?," and for a peek at the real fox hole (from a safe distance with a good camera lens!).
the fox hole under our neighbors' shed
We ended our fun family night with a yummy fox dessert (a scoop of ice cream with an ice cream cone snout, cherry nose, candy eyes and cookie ears).
Bedtime came with a stack of great books to read: The Gingerbread Man, the series of easy-to-read Fox books by James Marshall, and Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl (as well as a couple of non-fiction books about foxes). All in all, it was a very fun evening!
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