Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine Surprise Activity Box, Day 2 - Decorating Heart Shaped Cookies

The children are really warming to the idea of a daily, boxed, activity, leading up to Valentine's Day. Today the box was loaded with cookie mixes (left over from Christmas), canned frosting, heart shaped and cinnamon candy sprinkles, as well as the rolling pin, and heart shaped cookie cutters, freshly washed from yesterday's playdough activity.

E (age 10) was the first to get to the box, and claimed the right to mix up, and bake the cookies herself, for everyone to decorate.

I helped her divide the baked cookies...

...and set up the table for her brothers and sisters to join in.

It's not like it's the first time the children have ever baked or decorated cookies, but something about having all the supplies boxed up, and presented as a surprise, made it extra exciting.

The only disappointment for them was discovering they were only going to get to eat one cookie each before bed.

They'll have to wait until tomorrow to enjoy another one, and to find out what the box holds next.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Phyllis said...

I agree with them! Boxed activities for Valentine's week is a great idea!

Ticia said...

I agree too, there's something about taking the activity out of a box that makes it much more exciting!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I suppose that's why science kits sell so well :)

Christy Killoran said...

I'm hooked on this idea - not sure how I'm going to use it yet, but I LOVE the idea.