Monday, January 11, 2010

Early Childhood Education-"Encouraging children to work together and make Valetines Day pops"


Looking for yummy ideas for Valentines Day? This is a great activity for children to make at preschool or daycare. It encourages teamwork and also a great fine motor skills activity.




INGREDIENTS
1package (18 oz) Pillsbury® Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
15-20
flat wooden sticks with round ends
1 1/4cups vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (approx 1-lb container)

small candy, sprinkles
10yards red, white or pink ribbon
DIRECTIONS
1.Heat oven to 350°F. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cookie dough pieces 2 inches apart. Into side of each piece of dough, insert wooden stick 1 inch, overlapping wooden sticks as necessary.
2.Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
3.Spread frosting on one side of each cookie; decorate with sprinkles. Tie 18 inches of ribbon into bow around each stick next to cookie.
Eat and enjoy!

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