Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! Read and Play.

Fun Valentine's Cookies Preschool Activities

Laura Numeroff's mouse was our inspiration to create fun Valentine's treats. Simple sugar cookies are so much fun when made together and as an extension to the favorite book. You can also find out previous fun activity together here: Polar Bear Afloat in the Sea: Art Appreciation Preschool Activity.

"Happy Valentines Day, Mouse!" by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond is one in the series "If you give..." series. My Firefly adores these books. This time Mouse is deciding why he loves each of his friends and making valentines for them accordingly. At the end, his friends are coming to Mouse with lots of cookies in their hands. Way too cute :)

We reread the book and made the cookie dough together before going to bed and agreed to make cookies when we'll get up in the morning. The anticipation of the activity and planning in advance are so exciting when it comes to cookies!

Before rolling out the dough, we picked the best cookie cutters and drew pictures on paper. Well, My Firefly was carried away with drawing. So we had to wait with starting on cookies. But here: let's the fun begin!

Cookies recipe:

3 cups flour, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 3 egg yolks, 2 sticks room temperature butter.

  • Beat egg yolks and vanilla together.
  • Beat sugar and butter, add eggs, then flour.
  • Form a disk, wrap in plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours.
  • Brush cookies with egg whites before putting them into the oven.
  • Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.

For decorating, Mommy worked with bags of icing and My Firefly worked with the brush. She brushed the icing on like she would the paint.

Finally, the cookies are ready! It is hard to start eating these pieces of art!


Valentine's Read and Play Fun

Many exciting Read and Play books and activities for Valentine's Day can be found here: Read and Play: Valentine's Day . You can find links to 20+ articles with the activities for the favorite holiday books.

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