Sharing is caring!

Though I was unable to participate last week, I am so honored to be a co-host in the Virtual Book Club for Kids! Each week, we pick a new book and share an activity to go along with that book. This activity could include a craft, sensory play, writing, cooking, science, etc. And with so many amazing co-hosts (and hosts), you have so many ideas to choose from! Be sure to join us in the Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group to join the fun.



Our book this week (9/19/2016) is: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

This book’s main theme is about friendship and sharing and highlights the friendship between Elephant and Piggie. I will admit that before this, I hadn’t read anything by Mo Willems but I think he’s going to become a family favorite in our house. I enjoy his writing style and the illustrations are lovely.

Squeaker also approves which is definitely a plus.

To go along with the book, we made cupcake ice cream cones from cake mix to share with our friends at church. It was the first time that Squeaker has helped me with a baking project but definitely won’t be the last as I think she had a lot of fun.


Kid Friendly Cake Mix Cupcake Cones

But what can a toddler or preschooler do to help?

  • Line up the ice cream cones (helps with counting!)
  • Mix the batter
  • Crack eggs (with help)
  • fill the ice cream cones
  • frost the ice cream cones
  • put on sprinkles

I think a lot of it also depends on how much you’re willing to let them do and how much of a mess you don’t mind cleaning up. It will also depend, of course, on how old your child is and how well they can follow directions.

Ingredients needed to make Cake Mix Cupcake Cones

What you need:

  • 24 ice cream cones (with a flat bottom)
  • Cake mix of choice
  • eggs
  • butter (I use butter instead of oil)
  • frosting
  • sprinkles
  • 9×13 cake pan

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and set up your ice cream cones in the baking pan


While the oven is preheating, prepare cake mix according to package directions


Once ready, pour by spoonfuls into the ice cream cones. Just be careful to not overfill


Bake according to package directions and once cool, frost as desired and top with sprinkles (optional)


Share with friends!

And save one for yourself so you can enjoy it with your favorite book


Want more fun activities that also promote friendship and sharing? Check out some of these!

Your toddler or preschooler can help you bake these easy cupcake cones that use a boxed cake mix. So easy and a fun beginner's baking project.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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YUMMY! Kiddos always love anything in a ice cream cone, what a fun way to involve them too!

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I really love these cupcake cones! I always enjoyed them as a kid, and I still think they are delish and fun and fabulous! I should make another batch of these soon for the yumminess of it!

Rose Sahetapy
7 years ago

It’s really fun to involve kids in preparing cake/cookies. I think they love it! The idea of layering the cupcake on the cone is fabulous, and delicious!

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Such a fun idea for cupcakes! I am making some today and I wish I had thought to pick up some cones. Love the idea of a kids book club.

Rachel Catherine
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My daughter would enjoy these. I should try making them for Halloween for her. They would be a hit with her friends too.

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Such a cute idea for young kids and a fun treat. I would’ve never been this creative with a box cake!

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These look delicious! I have seen them around before, but never tried making them. I think they will definitely be a treat my kids would love.

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Omg what a Greta treat! Not a kiddo in the world that wouldn’t want a cupcake cone! So yummy!!!

Rachel Langer
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MEMORIES! My mom used to make these for us when we were little. I love when my kids help me in the kitchen. Not only are we spending time together but they are learning great life skills, too!

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Taylor Mobley
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How fun is this??? It looks like the perfect combination of fun and yummy 🙂 I would have loved this as a kid!

Bianca @LadyWiser
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What a fun treat to make with the kids and only a few ingredients are required !

7 years ago

My mom use to do this for me when I was little and I totally forgot about it! These would be so much fun to make with my daughter. Maybe a great birthday party dessert that she can help with. Awesome idea and the book sounds adorable.

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I love the idea of creating fun activities to go along with the books you’re reading with your children. It seems like a great way to get them engaged with reading.

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I love including my sons when I am baking. The last time that I made Flan, my younger son helped me through the entire process and it was delicious.

Karina Pacheco
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This is such a fun recipe. I loved making these when my son was younger and I can’t wait to make them with my little girl 🙂 These are too cute and fun.

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What a sweet idea to cook with your little one. My son would like to try this himself. Extra sprinkles for him!

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