"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Friday, September 5, 2014

If You Give a Kid a Cookie

We took on the role of bakers as we spent the week up to our aprons in spoons, spatulas, cookie pans and cookie dough!
We did a lot of practicing before we actually made real cookies. We practiced with measuring cups and spoons, spatulas, rolling pins, cookie cutters, wooden spoons and felt beanbag cookies.
An all-time favorite book of ours, The Gingerbread Man, was read and reread throughout the week.
Different sizes and colors of buttons became decorations for our gingerbread friends. 
Our first real baking adventure was rolling, cutting and decorating gingerbread friends of our own.
Wow! Aren't they beautiful? But, not too beautiful to eat... And, ours didn't even escape!
Cookie decorations became art, as we dribbled and spread colored glue over a cookie shape and then used the decorations to sprinkle over the top. 
We mixed up some chocolate and ginger scented playdough and then rolled it, squished it and cut it. We used buttons, sticks and even birthday candles for decorations. 

This fingerplay is a favorite!
Five little cookies at the bakery shop, (hold up five fingers)
All decorated with sugar on top. (wiggle fingers as in "sprinkling")
Along came ____________ (child's name)
With a penny to pay, (Hold out hand as in "paying")
She(He) bought one cookie and she(he) walked away!
We sang it after we read the book 

and then played a math game by the same name called "Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?" 
Winding down the week, we made everybody's favorite-

chocolate chip cookies!
And we all know what happens when you give a kid a cookie...

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