Matching books with activities is one of my favorite ways to turn a simple story into a playdate. When the folks at Disney Books asked me to check out Mo Willems new book Nannette’s Baguette I couldn’t wait, and I knew exactly how I would turn it into a fun playdate activity with my daughter and one of her buddies. Before I get to the activity, let me share a little more about the book available October 25th. First, check out the video trailer.
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Nannette’s Baguette is a great book to introduce word families, do some rhyming activities, or even learn about France with it as well. We chose to do some baking instead!
Before we baked, we read the book together. Then I asked the kids if they wanted to try baking something similar. They both agreed but immediately suggested chocolate chips. How could I say no?
Baking with kids is one thing when it’s one or one but in a group, even a small one, I go for SIMPLE, not just because it’s easier for me, but so that my time isn’t spent correcting and interrupting their play, when things are simple the kids can take the lead a lot more.
Gather your materials… um, I mean ingredients! You will need some bowls, a cookie sheet, some prepackaged croissant dough, chocolate chips, and eager helpers.
I took the dough apart and popped it into one of the bowls and put the chocolate chips in the other. Aren’t these bowls adorable? They are part of the sweepstakes below, don’t miss it.
The kids got to work right away filling the dough with chocolate chips. I was asking them to count and see how many they could fit in. I can’t help it I am wired to sneak some math lessons in.
We popped them in the oven and when it was time to taste them the kids could totally relate to Nannette and her inability to resist eating that YUMMY wonderful baguette!
One lucky reader will be chosen at random to receive a Nannette’s Baguette prize pack that will include:
· Copy of Nanette’s Baguette, and branded baking materials including:
· Mixing Bowls
· Measuring Spoons
· and a kid’s apron!
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must leave a comment on this post answering what was the last book you read with a child. One winning commenter will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes close on Sunday, October 30th at 8:00 pm PST. The winner will receive the prize pack listed, valued at approximately $35. After the winner is notified, he or she has 72 hours to respond with their mailing address, or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email, and postal addresses will not be used in any way other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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