- Gather your materials. You will need some sugar cookie dough, candy corn ( although black jelly bellys would have been way better) , parchment paper, white sprinkles.
- Shape your cookie dough into ghost shapes. This was my first mistake, I should have used a cookie cutter, but live and learn. If you are going to shape them remember they will spread when they cook ( oops forgot that too!).
- Add white or clear sparkly sprinkles.
- Add some candy corn for eyes- so here was my next mistake, I should have waited until the cookies were done baking , although the melted candy looks sorta spooky, so a black candy would be cool all melted.
- Bake. I had to take the blob like half baked cookies out and shape them with a spatula and although I thought they were ruined at first, they actually looked spooky all wrinkly. So if you are going for cute- don’t use my directions , however I think I achieved a spooky ghost cookie. Wasn’t exactly my intention but they taste great!
Check out Jessica at The Entertaining House for the step by step instructions!
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- Gather your materials. You will need some sandwich cookies , shoe string licorice, some gummy candy and /or jelly beans.
- Open up two cookies and discard the sides with no yummy middle icing.
- Cut your shoe string licorice into 8 legs of the same length and stick them in the white icing on one cookie.
- Pop the other open cookie on top ( so it’s double stuffed now… you could also just use double stuffed to start with) .
- Cut some green gummy candy into small circles. I am using sour apple licorice.
- Pop it on top of the cookie to make eyes.
- Add small bits of the shoe string licorice for the pupil.
- OR you can cut a red jelly belly in half and pop those on for eyes. They stick well if you lick the bottom ( so you may not want to do this version if you are serving these to guests) .
- OR you can add green gummy candy for the eyes and top it with the very end of a red jelly belly.
- Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper, a pipe cleaner, a marker, glue , scissors and some paint.
- Draw a large R and some rabbit ears on your construction paper.
- Have your child paint the R and the ears. While painting my son sounded like a pirate repeating ” Arr!” over and over while hitting the paint dobbers onto the paper.
- Cut the R and ears out, snip the pipe cleaner in half and twist to make whiskers.
- I made a R out of glue and then my son was able to match up where his R was supposed to go on the paper.
- Add the ears and whiskers on. My son was patting the ears on so fast you can barely see his arm!
- Let dry!
Little Bunny Foo Foo
hopping through the forest,
scooping up the field mice ,
and bopping them on the head! Down came the Good Fairy,
and she said ,
“Little bunny foo foo, I don’t want to see you,
scooping up the feild mice and bopping them on the head!
I’ll give you three chances before I turn you into a gooooooon!”
- Repeat until no more chances!
” ABC of Canada” by Kim Bellefontaine is a cute little book that is a perfect little introduction about Canada for toddlers and preschoolers. The text is short, the colors are bright and the illustrations are both fun and accurate. I was happy to see things like the northern lights, Calgary Stampede and of course Z is for Zamboni !
” Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maude Montgomery was the first book I read cover to cover that didn’t have any pictures. It is still and always will be a favorite, in a world where so many books are filled with things I am not sure I want my child to read, at least not yet… this book is filled with old fashion values and fantastic writing . I can’t wait to read this aloud to my son. ” M is for Maple, A Canadian Alphabet ” by Mike Ulmer. This book will make you feel proud to be from Canada if you are Canadian and teach you something about your neighbour if you are an American. It will also teach your children things about the country they live in and why we feel pride when we hear names like Terry Fox, Anne with an E and Gretzky! I love this book and have since I first read it during teacher’s college in Thunder Bay, if you can be happy about being in Canada during a very cold Thunder Bay winter you can be happy about it anywhere.