For our stART (story + art) project today, we read Harvest Time by Mercer Mayer. Since it is a "First Readers" book, and contains a nice list of story related words to learn, we decided to recreate the list with sugar cookie letters.
But first, because we wanted to make this an art project, we divided up the dough, and added some fall colors. We used cocoa for brown, and then used some red and yellow food coloring to make the rest of our colors. We also added in some fall flavors - a bit of maple syrup, and sprinkles of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
Then we mixed the different colored, and flavored doughs together, and rolled them out. This made a really pretty marbled sort of dough, from which we cut the letters for the our vocabulary words.
The more we mixed, and rerolled the dough, the more the colors mixed together, until finally, we had a solid, sort of cranberry color.
We baked the letters, and a few leaf shaped cookies, and hopefully this afternoon, we'll practice vocabulary, and then have a snack. I sampled a leaf, just to make sure the flavors worked together, and I think I have a new favorite fall cookie - yum!
It's great to be a homeschooler.