Today’s book is simple, but we enjoy it. At Abbey’s age, I love books with lots of repetition. It gets her listening to the cadence of the book, and I can get her involved in the reading by having her finish the phrases. This is a great book for that!
Today’s book is Who Ate All The Cookie Dough by Karen Beaumont.
After reading this book with Abbey, I knew just what kind of activity it was calling for. Play dough!
I started out with my go-to recipe for play dough. I doubled the recipe for this batch, since I knew I was going to split it three ways. FYI: Doubling that recipe will give you a LOT of play dough, and your arm may fall off in the process. Consider yourself warned.
I split the finished batch into three sections, and added the next ingredients to them separately. I just mixed everything together in a ziploc bag. Here’s what I added for each “flavor”:
– Gingerbread: cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg
– Chocolate: cocoa powder
– Sugar: vanilla extract
Sorry there aren’t exact amounts. I just kind of added things until I got the result I wanted.
We busted out the mini cookie cutters and went to town!
I even grabbed our mini cookie sheet (best dollar I’ve ever spent!) so Abbey could bake her cookies.
This was such a simple, fun activity. It kept Abbey busy, and this play dough lasts forever so we will get a lot more play out of it!
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