Friday, December 9, 2016

C is for Christmas Cookies (year 3, week 12)

It's Christmas time!

Monday
Gymnastics class!  We stayed home because of sickness.

The kids and I watched "The Gingerbread Man," "Gingerbread Baby," and "Gingerbread Pirates" and talked about some of their similarities and differences.

Tuesday
Read a gingerbread man book at acted it out a bit with chases through the house.

Wednesday
AWANA day!

Thursday


We made homemade cookies together- peanut butter snicker ones!  Skimmer thought the mixer was fascinating and loved actually getting to help with the baking.  He pretend cooks all day long (he'll be so excited to get the pretend kitchen for Christmas) but I rarely let them help me cook (the kitchen is my space- you know).


We made Grandpa's "It's not Brain Surgery" peanut butter cookies and used the dough to coat Snickers bars the way great-grandma used to make them.  Unwrapping the candies was good fine motor skills practice for Dragonfly, until she outsmarted me and grabbed some scissors.  Scissors practice counts though too, right?

Tadpole helped too.  I just didn't get any pictures of him since he needs more direct supervision.


When the Snickers bars were gone, I used the rest of the dough to make peanut butter chunk cookies with holiday m&ms and peanuts.  Obviously, we don't have nut problems (wink).

Friday
Family Movie Night!  We watched Elf and talked about elf culture and New York City.  For our special movie snack, we had candy corn, candy canes, and cookies.


Blog Posts About Christmas Cookies

- cookie addition folder game
- c is for cookies (year 2)
- c is for cookies (year 1)
- gingerbread writing tray

Printables
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Spelling Game
cookie bump game
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie preschool pack


Ideas
- decorating large foam cookies
runaway cookie pattern
How Flour is Made video
hot cocoa sensory bin
cookie shop pretend play
life size gingerbread house
bake C shaped cookies


Videos
- Gingerbread Man
- Gingerbread Baby
- Gingerbread Girl
- Gingerbread Cowboys
- Gingerbread Pirates
- Gingerbread Friends
- It's Called Christmas with a Capital C (Christmas light show)



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