Cookies recipe for Kids

I love cookies, I am not a cake person. I like cookies for my birthday. I use to eat a lot of cookies and sometime they were a bit hard. But now I need them to be softer than what I am use to eating. I found a recipe for cookies that I can eat now. I have to watch my salt, so that why I use unsalted butter. You can use salted butter if you want. I try to make them healthy and taste good to. So that is why I use whole wheat flour and regular flour.

Cookies recipe for kids – Chocolate-chip Oatmeal Cookies

Get the best of two classics with this two-in-one recipe. Crisp on the outside and chewy within, this cookie is buttery and chocolaty, but not too sweet. It’s also a great make-ahead recipe since the cookies keep well for up to five days in an airtight container.

What you’ll need

1 cups flour
3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups (packed) light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

How to make it

Heat the oven to 350ยบ F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and oats.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until well blended. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla extract and milk. With a spoon or spatula, blend in the flour mixture and then the chocolate chips.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough about 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes on the middle rack, then rotate each pan and bake for 2 more minutes or until golden. Cool the pans on wire racks for 5 minutes before removing the cookies to the racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen.

Sun Puppet

For Kids’ Creativity – A Talking Sun Puppet

This summer puppet project for preschool children. I love the Summertime. “Summertime means lots of sunshine. We love it when the sun shines and we can play outside. The sun makes us feel hot sometimes and thirsty. What else can the sun do? It can burn you too! Please remember to wear sunscreen.”

Materials for each puppet:
1. Two 9 inch paper plates
2. Orange, yellow, and white construction paper
3. Cardboard paper towel tube
4. Yellow paint
5. Yellow yarn
6. Rubber band (red if possible)
7. Aluminum foil
8. Glue, scissors, pencil, newspaper to work on
9. Two paper brad fasteners

Description:
1. Trace children’s hand on the colored paper. You will need to cut out five yellow hand shapes and six orange hand shapes.

2. Children paint the bottom of one paper plate yellow.

3. Children cover the bottom of the second plate with glue. They arrange the hand shapes around the edge of the gluey plate for the rays of the sun. Teach
patterning, by showing them how to glue first an orange hand, then a yellow, then an orange, etc. ending with an orange hand, and leaving a 2 inch opening between them where no hand “ray” sticks out. You can draw a line for them to see where to place the first hand and where to stop with the last hand.

4. The children put the top of the painted plate over the gluey plate so that you have a yellow sun with rays all around it. The opening will be the bottom.

5. To make the mouth, push the two paper brad fasteners into the sun above the
opening and about 3 inches apart. Hook an end of the rubber band over each
fastener. Open the fasteners on the back of the sun to secure them. Children
will need help or the teacher can do this part.

6. Cut two eyes from the white paper. Children use a black marker or crayon to
draw a pupil on each eye. Children glue the eyes to the face of the sun.

7. Children cover the tube with aluminum foil. Fold the extra foil down into the
two ends of the tube. Cut a 2 inch slit on each side of the opening at one end of the tube. Help the children slide the bottom edge of the sun into the slit.

8. Tie one end of a 24 in. length of yellow yarn to the bottom of the rubber band mouth so that it hangs out. To make the sun puppet look like it is talking, just pull on the end of the yarn.

WHAT DOES YOUR SUN WANT TO SAY?

Comments: The children loved their sun puppets! They loved the painting and hand prints, and especially making their puppet’s mouth move and “talk”.