This post is sponsored by HarperCollins. All opinions are my own.
I cannot believe how fast the past years have gone by. This upcoming August, my daughter will be starting Kindergarten. We have been reading to her since birth and now it is finally seeming to sink in. She is starting to recognize words and read a little. She just turned 5 so I am happy that she is interested in books. We received some I Can Read! books that we have been reading to her every night. She has gotten to the point where she can tell the stories to me. It is pretty awesome. One of her favorite characters from the I Can Read! books is Pinkalicious.
I Can Read Books
My daughter has actually started saying that her new middle name is Pink. I think that it is because of her love of the color and Pinkalicious Books. Her favorite books are ‘Pinkaclious: School Rules’ and ‘Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity’. I Can Read books are organized into color-coded levels (learn about them here). We have been focusing on My First: Shared Reading and I Can Read Level 1: Beginning Reading. These books are for kindergarten level books or for kids starting kindergarten or 1st grade. They can be part of your 1000 books before kindergarten reading. Discover why to choose I Can Read!, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post to start your own collection of I Can Read! books.
All of the Pinkalicious Books are I Can Read! Level 1 for beginning readers. Pinkalicious believes that everything is better when pink is involved! She is extremely charming, imaginative, and adventurous. Pinkalicious knows that a pink cupcake is a perfect snack when reading a story! The Teacher’s Guide to Pinkalicious: School Rules helps with discussing the book with your kindergartener: Download The Teacher’s Guide HERE. Here are some more Pinkalicious Activity Sheets you can download. My daughter loved doing them.
I Can Read! Level 1 books are perfect for readers who are beginning to sound out words and sentences. Books on this level are written with simple sentences using familiar words. The vocabulary is just challenging enough to stay interesting. Children looking for favorite characters at this I Can Read! level will also find the Berenstain Bears, Pinkalicious, Paddington (download Paddington Free Printables here), and Fancy Nancy.
DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs Recipe
This cupcake bath bomb recipe is extremely easy and fun to make with your kids. It helps bring the Pinkalicious books to life. Pinkalicious and the Cupcake Calamity is the perfect start to this DIY. Then, you can talk about the ingredients and measurements. Also, bath bombs are actually a chemical reaction between the citric acid and the baking soda. During the reaction, carbon dioxide is made, which causes the fizzing.
- ½ cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- ½ cup Cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons Epsom Salt
- 10 Drops Soap “Food” Coloring
- 3 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 20 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 1/2 Cup Witch Hazel
Tools & Supplies
Silicone Cupcake Molds
Small Spray Bottle
Glass or Metal Measuring cup (not plastic for the essential oils)
Stand Mixer or Handmixer
Garnish with Sprinkles
How to Make Cupcake Bath Bombs?
The icing would look more perfect you can use a silicone soap icing mold. I found this one on Etsy that would work perfectly especially if you are making a lot of DIY Cupcake Bath Bombs for a birthday party as a party favor and decoration. You can also make a mold with stuff you have around the house like Easter eggs. Check out my Easter Egg bath bomb tutorial.
Be ready for school to start with this exciting prize! One (1) winner with a U.S. mailing address receives:
- A sampling of five I Can Read! books
- Plus a State Bags backpack!