Reading Road Trip: A Visit to a Museum

If you’ve been traveling along with us this summer, we’ve arrived at STOP SIX of our Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Reader Road Trip. It’s a museum adventure! If this is your first week with us, you can still grab our map  and join us for an epic summer reading adventure. You can find other  printable resources here . For this week’s theme, the focus is on books that include a museum as a backdrop or any nonfiction and/or other educational book that catch’s your child’s interest. Art, science, math, history…you name it! What museums are in your area? If possible, take your children to visit a local museum and learn something new. If not, use the library as your museum and look up facts about topics of interest. READ : Any books that features a museum, or any nonfiction or educational book. Featured Book : Dakota Crumb Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Kelly Murphy. This is a picture book about a tiny mouse that hunts for treasure at night in a huge museum. With the t

Snack and Story Time: Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes

By Trine Grillo

Few things are as much fun as catching snowflakes on your tongue. You lift your face to the snowy sky and stick out your tongue as far as you can. Some of the flakes land in your nose and ears, but when you catch one - AHH!  So what do these little miracles of nature taste like? And if you could capture them, what would you do with them?

Here is a sweet story and a delicious snowflake snack to try. And then if you are lucky enough to have snow where you live, get out there and catch some flakes! 

READ: If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacy Previn


Have you tasted a snowflake?

What did it taste like?

If you have never tasted a snowflake, what do you think it would taste like?

DO: Make Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes 

Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes


Flour tortillas

Melted butter

Sugar sprinkles and/or cinnamon sugar

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Fold the tortillas in half and then in half again.

Use scissors to cut designs just like you would a paper snowflake.

Place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Brush with melted butter and shake on the sugar sprinkles or cinnamon sugar.
Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown along the edges.
Cool and eat up!

Delicious dips: yogurt or whipped cream

Recipe idea from


Claire Annette said…
What a great idea to go with a wonderful book. I'm looking forward to sharing this book and trying out the fun recipe.
Rebecca Gomez said…
I hope you enjoy your snowflake story time!