Friday, August 13, 2010

Keep 'em busy

It's too hot to be outside, so we discovered two fun activities to keep the kids occupied.

  1. Kitchen Timer Hide-n-Seek.  Make sure your kitchen timer ticks.  Hide it somewhere in the house.  It's like a scavenger hunt, but they have to use their ears.  Bonus:  this game gives you a few minutes of quiet. :)
  2. Oatmeal Aggression Cookies.  Throw 3 cups of quick oats, 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups butter, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder into a large bowl.  (I split the ingredients into 2 bowls so each child had one.)  And let 'em at it!  Punch, knead, squish...all with their hands (yes, a good hand-washing before is mandatory).  When your wiggle worms are sufficiently worn out, roll the dough into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
Have fun!

From The Preschooler's Busy Book by T. Kuffner.

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