While we had Ed Emberley's Circle Drawing Book book out, I figured we might as well carry the art themed fun we were having with circles, on into snack time.
E (age 6) helped me roll and cut our sugar cookie dough (click here, for the recipe) into some of the geometric designs from the book, and wow! Now I know why love2learn2day referred to this as a math book.
Cutting the circles into symmetrical halves, and then quarters, and arranging them on the cookie sheet to form the designs was like working a tangram puzzle, only harder. We had already made some of the animals, and flowers in the book, with paper circles, but the geometric designs proved more challenging.
I was really amazed at how well E did with the designs, and how much fun she had making them.
Mind you, each one is really three cookies in one, so if you decide to try some Emberley-type cookies, you might want to keep your circles small.
But otherwise, all you need for an entertaining math, art, and baking lesson is a batch of sugar cookie dough, dyed in the colors of your choosing, a glass, or round cookie cutter, and a butter knife.
It's great to be a homeschooler.