At the moment we’re into life cycles and with the butterfly’s suddenly making an appearance in the garden it’s the perfect opportunity to start introducing another life cycle on top of the Frog that we are already looking at on the dinning room table. We have read and re-read the Very Hungry Caterpillar and when Collective Bias™ set us the task of creative baking I thought getting creative with some cookies and cakes were perfect bakes to go with a Butterfly theme.
So with a check of our cupboards we wrote a list of what we needed to decorate
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Introducing the P.L.A.Y Group
Have you seen this little badge in my sidebar pop up over the last week or so. It’s great to finally spill the beans and explain what it’s all about and what a fab way to introduce it all.
So here goes The P.L.A.Y group is made up over your favourite bloggers from around the world sharing play and learning activities for you – yes you whether you are a mum, a teacher, a childcare provider we’re there giving you inspiration each and everyday as mums, teachers and childcare providers ourselves.
You can find us
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Winter cooking with kids – snowmen cupcakes
With all the snow outside and T being unwell we’ve been in the kitchen cooking some treats for ourselves with some snowmen cupcakes.
Ingredients for Snowmen Cupcakes
125g of unsalted butter or margarine 125g of caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 large eggs 125g of self raising flour sifted 2 tablespoon of milk
Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar) Small Candies Raisins Half a square Cookie Water
How to make the snowmen cupcakes
As this time I decided to cook with both J and T I prepared all the ingredients
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One of the great traditions for Christmas in our house is making Mince Pies – no not the beef mince pies these are filled with fruit mince meat which is deliciously sticky and fruity. I made them last year with J using my pastry recipe like for the Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts, but this time I wanted to let J and T do as much of it as possible so these are easy Mince Pies of toddler and Preschoolers or The Lazy Mums Christmas Mince Pies. So here is our Christmas Recipe for Easy Mince Pies for Toddlers
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I’m very excited to have Allison from Train up a Child guests post on Rainy Day Mum today. A regular of Tuesday Tots Allison’s ideas for activities are fantastic. Here she shares some cooking and math activities for us. Hello Rainy Day Mum readers. What a pleasure to be guest posting over here today. I love to teach my boys through hands on experiences and sensory exploration, and I’m eager to share a creative way to incorporate math and play. We recently did a unit study on nests. To demonstrate how birds make their nests we made some edible
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Thanks again to E and her Mummy for sharing this with us – she has also posted the activity on her blog
E making pizza dough
What you need to make Pizzas
Pizza base or packet mix (we used packet mix) Tomato puree or chopped tomatoes (we cheated and brought a jar) Grated cheese Toppings of your choice Round baking tray/pizza tray (although a square or rectangle one can be used) Olive oil Rolling pin (or coca-cola bottle/wine bottle – yes I’ve done that before) Flour (for dusting)
How the fun happens
E at work
As E is
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E and her mummy ready to cook
E and her Mummy have been busy today (wish we could go and visit) and have made some chocolate rice crispie cakes YUM!
What you need
Large bar of cooking chocolate Rice Crispies (or Cornflakes)
Mixing bowl Wooden spoon Saucepan Glass bowl Water Cake cases Teaspoon
Optional Extras: – cut up apricots, raisins and sprinkles to decorate
How the fun happens
First I got my little cook ready with her apron on; the hat didn’t stay on long!
E having a feel and mix of the rice crispies
Then I poured
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