Friday, March 19, 2010

Kid's Spring Cookies

The kid's and I made some Spring cookies yesterday for a playdate. Since we weren't rushed, I decided to make it a teachable moment. I try to do this with many things during the day, but it's not always possible due to our busy schedules. However, yesterday we had time so we achieved it!

We talked a lot about measuring & weighing things... they were both fascinated with the kitchen scale I use to weigh the flour. Then we talked about the different shapes we were making, especially helpful for the two year old who seems to be more interested in these things now.

When it came time to decorate we talked about the different colors we were using and then did lots of counting and sorting.

I would be lying if I didn't tell you that there was some taste-testing along the way, but that's part of the experience as well! The activity was successful not only because we had fun and learned, but more importantly because we were able to share the end result with good friends.

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Denise said...

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine and commenting! I am now following you :)

Julie said...

Good morning and Happy New Friend Friday. I'm your newest follower, for the moment that is. Baking with kids is a treat. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day!!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Great blog!I am now following you from new friend friday!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

What a crafty Mom you are!! So cool!
I am following you now, come follow me. Happy new friend Friday!
Gros bisous

Anonymous said...

looks like a fun project

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

Hey new friend Friday pal. Following you. Would love if you could follow me too. :)

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

How fun!! What a great thing to do with the kiddos. I would be ALL about sampling!! Thanks for sharing at Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft.

jenjen said...

What a fun project. They look so yummy!

I got those pink flats at Target, shocking I know - lol. I love them though.


Laura said...

These look delicious! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday.

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

Yum!! Cut-out cookies are one our favorite indoor activities around here. Yours turn out great!