Sunday, December 4, 2011
Crafts and Cookies With Blue and Steve
C and E (ages 5 and 7) made a paper chain to decorate our living room, this weekend, just like Blue did in A Blue's Clues Holiday.
We also tried out a recipe for Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper's Snowball Cookies (click the link to see the recipe).
The story is pretty much like the old (when Steve was still around) Blue's Clues holiday special, that you can still watch, at least in part, on Nickjr.com, except with the bonus of a few craft suggestions (the paper chains, and paper plate snowflakes), and Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper's cookies.
The recipe is cleverly illustrated, so even non-reading preschoolers would be able follow along, and the girls thought the cookies were a lot of fun to make.
Unfortunately, we found them to be a tiny bit dry, and crumbly...
...and pretty messy. I'm not sure I would have picked snowball cookies, which generally call for powdered sugar, as a cookie of choice for younger children.
But, I think the enjoyable experience of following the recipe from the book, and the children's love and appreciation of Blue and Steve, even though we've outgrown the show, made for a good deal of festive fun.
It's great to be a homeschooler.