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Friday, September 26, 2008

"Oh Lovely Mud" and Friday's Foto Finish Fiesta

If you've just dropped by to see my favorite photo for the "Foto Fiesta" scroll down to the last photo of today's post. But feel free to read all about our "lovely mud" if you have the time.

"Oh Lovely Mud"

When I was teaching, Mrs. Wish Washy was always a favorite of my students, the same is true at home. My oldest daughter loved this book when she was small and my little guy loves it now. It's the perfect book for little ones, it has repetitive language patterns, fun content and, and great illustrations.
In the book, poor Mrs. Wishy Washy is trying to keep the animals clean, but they keep getting in the mud.

For today's activity we learned about the letter M, it's sound, and the fact that the word mud starts with M. We first read the book together and then we maid a "Muddy M" painting

We used brown paint and a letter M shaped cookie cutter, a sponge in the letter shape would work as well.

Once Big Sis came home, from school, we worked together to make farm animal cookies.

I love this recipe, it's easy for kids to roll and cut out themselves. The cookies taste great too!!

Rolled Sugar Cookies

3 C flour
2 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1 C shortening (I used butter(
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 C sugar
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
Combine flour, baking powder, and soda, cut in shortening (or butter) with a pastry blender until it resembles course meal. Combine egg, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir until well blended pour into the the dry mixture. Stir with fork until well blended. pat dough into ball and chill 2 hours (we usually can't wait that long). Role dough 1/8 in thick and cut with cookie cutter.
Bake at 375 for 6 minutes.

After the cookies had time to cool we drizzled them with "mud". We used chocolate flavored almond bark (because it is so easy to work with) but any kind of candy coating or frosting would work.

Friday Foto Fiesta

The kids had such a great time working on this cooking project!! My favorite photo this week is of them together in the kitchen.

To Join the Fiesta!! Visit Candid Carrie.

Have a Delightful Day!!


Susie said...

What a great day of activities with your kids!! How fun:-)

~Billie~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Looks like you guys had a great time...memories that last forever!!

Jo-Jo said...

You guys look like you had so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...hope you come back!

Grace said...

i love seeing kids in the kitchen--the world needs more bakers, so start 'em early. :)

Weeksie50 said...

I love your M activity.. I will have to remember that.. on my blog do down two or three post and you wil see my M activity...

leezee52 said...

I love the sugar cookies! Happy Friday!

Lee :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kids! Looks like you had a lot of fun too.

Melissa B. said...

LOVE the snaps; AND the recipe! BTW, if ya thought my Friday Foto was Funny, you should check out the Silly Sunday Sweepstakes tomorrow. We'll be Sharing that Caption Love, ya know!

Michie said...

It has been POURING this weekend, and I was talking to my daughter about it being muddy outside, and we were talking about making a "mud" recipe. Too funny that I popped in here and you had muddy art and cookies!

Mama Zen said...

I love the cookies!

Anonymous said...

Photos of my kids together are always my favorite, too. Love anything with mud...thanks for the cookie recipe!

Jorgelina said...

I love your activity!
Beautiful kids!