What toddler doesn’t love cookies? I know mine love them and it is a great way to give them a treat of course.
But my kids also love time in the kitchen, and whenever I am actually in there cooking or baking, which isn’t too often, they want to join me.
I think it is a great way to teach them from a young age to cook, and be safe in the kitchen.
One of my favorite holidays is Halloween, so around our house there has been a lot of Halloween talk. I of course picked up the Halloween themed Pillsbury sugar cookies the other day. To me it is a part of my own childhood as well.
Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Easter, St. Patricks day… I always get them to bake because that is just what I did with my mother when I was a kid. They are super easy now too because they aren’t in the roll to cut anymore like they were when I was younger. They never came out quite right that way!
At my three year old’s pre-school they aren’t going to be doing much for Halloween. No costumes, but they are going to be reading some Halloween story books and having a treat, so last night when we went to our first parent’s night I volunteered to make some of the sugar cookies for the kids.
Sugar cookies are the only treat from the outside we are allowed to bring in because one of the kids in Camden’s class has a nut allergy.
So I thought making them together with the kids would be a great way to get the kids involved.
Thirty minutes for cookies, and it will leave them with years of tradition and memories. Just like it did with me as long as I can remember as a child.
Do you have any traditions for Halloween in your house?