Early Monday morning, you’ll make a batch of yummy Breakfast cookies! This somewhat nutritious recipe includes bacon, rolled oats and raisins. Then, when your youngster takes a big bite of this surprising breakfast treat, you can show him that he just made the letter C! After breakfast, help him find some other things that start with the “Kuh” sound and bring them to your calendar area. You might bring a toy car, stuffed cat, coins, color crayons, a cup, a cap, and a carrot. If he tries to call the cat a kitten, make sure you praise him, let him know that yes, “kitten” starts with the “kuh” sound, but it is a “K” word.
C is for Cookie week is full of fun, educational activities. You and your child will color with sidewalk chalk, make mud pies, play Candyland, and go climbing. He’ll make a Cloud picture and create a caterpillar. If the weather permits, he’ll play with bubbles in a splash pool. Otherwise, he could just play with the bubbles, or do the activity in a bathtub.
Suggested Picture Books
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
- The Everything Kids Cookbook by Sandra K. Nissenberg
- Cookies, Bite-size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- The Chocolate-Covered Cookie Tantrum by Deborah Blumenthal
- Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks by Richard Scarry
- Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward
Here is a link to the Very Hungry Caterpillar on YouTube.
Interesting Toys, Games, DVDs
These items are optional, but well-made, classic toys.
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Kitchen Accessory Set
- Toysmith Bakeware Set
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Fruit
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Vehicles
- Learning Carpets Giant Road Carpet
- Sesame Street DVD Learning About Letters
Watching television should be done sparingly! Many children today spend twice as much time in front of the television as they do playing outside. Not surprisingly, there is a corresponding rise of childhood obesity, and adult-onset diabetes in very young children. Monitor your child’s viewing habits. More than two hours a week is obsessive. However, if you wish to allow it, this might be a good week to watch the Pixar movie Cars.
I hope you and your child have a lot of fun with this!
Top: photo by Diana