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Tot School

22
Sep

Tot School

Hunter is 21 months old.

We had another fun week at Tot School!

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Hunter loves calendar time!  He counts along with us and loves adding the number each day.

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Hunter is still learning the letter A and using the printables from Royal Baloo.

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Our theme is still apples and Hunter has been working on some pieces that will eventually be a Tot Book, using printables from 2 Teaching Mommies.

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Pointing to the apple with the circle on it.

Apple Tree Craft

Hunter enjoyed making an Apple Tree.

Apple Poem Craft

This Apple Life Cycle Craft turned out really cute!

Field Trip

We took a field trip and saw how donuts are made.

Field Trip

We also watched apple cider being made.

Field Trip

Hailey and Hunter had to check out the pumpkins.

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We made some applesauce in the crockpot.  Hunter added some apples.

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He put in some cinnamon.

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He ate quite a few of the apples too :-)

Apple Crisp

Hunter also helped to make some apple crisp,

Apple Crisp

which turned out really yummy!

Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.

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Snowman Cookies

30
Jan

With all the snowman fun we’ve been having we just had to make some snowman sugar cookies!

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Get all of your ingredients together.

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Mix everything together.

We made the cookies in the evening but Hailey was very hyper so we waited until the next day to decorate them.  She didn’t need anymore sugar!

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 Add some frosting.

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Decorate your snowman.

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This is the snowman cookie that we decorated together.

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And here is the snowman cookie Hailey decorated all by herself.

In case you want the recipe we used, here it is:

Sugar Cookies

6 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
3 tablespoons of baking powder
1 pound soft butter

Take these four items and blend together using a pasty knife.

In a separate bowl combine:

3 large eggs
3 tsp vanilla

Beat them together and then add to the above ingredients. Roll out on a flour surface and cut into shapes. (I have used powdered sugar instead of flour to add some extra flavor and it makes them extra yummy.)
Bake at 375 for 6 minutes or until golden brown.

Cutout Cookies

23
Jan

Almost every day Hailey looks through her cookbook (The Toddler Cookbook by Annabel Karmel) and picks out recipes that she wants to make.  So earlier this week we made the Cutout Cookies.

Ingredients:
2 sticks of softened butter
 3/4 cup superfine sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:
Mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract in a large bowl until well mixed.
Add flour and salt and mix together.
Roll our the dough and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
Bake at 350 for about 14 minutes.  Makes about 30 cookies.

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Get everything you need.

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You’ll need one of these too- a happy toddler who loves to bake!

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Hailey mixing the ingredients together.

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Hailey crying while she had to wait for the freshly baked cookies to cool.

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Happily enjoying the yummy cookies she made.

Banana Muffins

15
Jan

the toddler cookbook coverHailey got The Toddler Cookbook by Annabel Karmel for Christmas from her Aunt Ellie and Uncle Matt.  Since Hailey has been sick we haven’t had a chance to try any of the recipes in it until today.  (Although we have “read” the cookbook many nights for her bed time story!)

Anyhoo- Hailey wanted to make the Mini Banana Muffins and we had all of the ingredients on hand.  So- we made some yummy banana muffins this morning.

Ingredients:

1 medium egg
1/3 cup packed soft light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large, very ripe banana (we didn’t have a large banana, so we used 2 small ones)
1/4 cup sunflower or vegetable oil
2/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Mix egg, sugar and vanilla.  Whisk together until thick.
  3. Mash the banana in a small bowl then add to egg mixture.  Add oil.
  4. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in separate bowl.  Then stir in until just combined.
  5. Fill muffin liners (or greased muffin pan) about two-thirds full.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes until risen and firm.  Makes 18 mini-muffins.

Note- we don’t have a mini-muffin pan.  So, we made 9 regular sized muffins.  I increased the cooking time to 20 minutes and they were perfect.

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The ingredients

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Hailey mixing the egg and brown sugar together.  (Isn’t she cute in her adorable little apron??)

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Trying a bite of the bananas while mashing them together.

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The finished banana muffins.  Yummy!

Also, now that Hailey is feeling better we should be back next week with some fun winter crafts!

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