Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Too Much Help!

Ever tried to do some Christmas baking with a little TOO much help? Me, too! Here’s a simple solution for children who can still be distracted. Put your little helper to work making these pretend play gingerbread cookies!

Gather a few materials:
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First we put the cookie “dough” on a tray to bake. (The cookies are actually felt stickers and I just left the paper on the back. They are already nice and stiff.)
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Then we decorated the cookies by trading the plain cookies for the ones with clothing decorations and put them on a festive serving tray.
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 Serve those cookies on a little plate and eat them up!Cookies 4

This is a great way to include and enjoy your children
even when you can’t really include them in the activity you are doing.

It’s a busy time and while I love it, there’s stuff that has to get done!

Here's to checking things off my list and having fun!


Beth Adams,  said... December 15, 2010 at 12:45 AM  

That is a great idea! I used to just give my kids a bit of dough & let them have at it. They always ended up covered in flour!

Two Shades of Pink,  said... December 15, 2010 at 5:00 AM  

I think my girls would love this too but they would really, really want to put stickers all over themselves! This is so cute...I still may have to still try it.

Anonymous,  said... December 20, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

What a great idea! I know my kids would love this! Thanks for sharing!

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