Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gingerbread Cookies

Today I have a 11 month old, 18 month old, 16 month old, and a 3 year old! We are going to have a gingerbread cookie day!! Yum! Who doesn't love a good gingerbread cookie?!

To start the day we read a classic book-- The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. All of the kids got really into the book. They loved screaming "Run Run as fast as you can, you cant catch me, I'm the Gingerbread man!!"

This gave us a bit of an idea of what a gingerbread man is. Then it was time to practice. I gave each child a gingerbread man cutout, and we used a white paint pen to decorate and draw designs on the paper.

That one is Connors. Which is similar to how the younger ones looked. The 3 year old of course drew actual buttons, etc. Then it was time to make some cookies before nap time! Everyone helped pour ingredients, and took turns mixing!

When the little ones went to nap. The 3 year old and I rolled the dough, and baked them! After nap we all decorated our own, and ate them up! We even made a few extras for everyone to take home!!

That was our gingerbread day :D

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