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1 cup white sugar
1 cup margarine
3 large eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
5 cups flour
Mix together all ingredients and chill for 4 hours. Roll out dough. Cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 375. Decorate as desired with frosting and bite size candy.
A – art, acting
B – bean bags, bath fun, balls, blocks
C – cooking, clapping, coloring, chasing
D – dancing, drawing, dress-up, domino
E – egg counting and coloring, exploring
F – finger paint, follow the leader, finger plays, fishing
G– guessing games, grandparent fun, going places
H – hide-and-seek, hats, hammering, hand games
I – ice cream, icing cookies, indoor camping
J – jumping, juice pops, jigsaw puzzles
K – kitchen fun, kazoos, knick knack building, knot tying
L – lids, laughing, letter magnets
M – make-believe, music, mirrors, matching games
N – naming objects, nature walks, noodle necklaces & pictures
O – online games, organizing, obstacle course
P – pots & pans, play dough, puzzles, parades
Q – quiet walking, quick pick-up
R – reading books, rolling
S – sightseeing, stacking, singing, sorting, stories
T – treasure hunt, taping sounds, telephone talk
U – upside-down fun, unbox toys, unstack blocks, unwrap objects
V – volley a balloon, voice games, village play
W – walks, water fun, wrapping items
X – X marks the spot, xylophone
Y – yarn dolls & balls, yo-yo
Z – zoo, zipping
Help your child learn matching and sorting, as well as personal responsibility. Take colourful paper and draw a shirt, pants, socks, etc. Laminate between two pieces of clear sticky film if possible, and tape to the front of the appropriate drawer. Come laundry time, you and your child can "play" match the clothes as clothes get put away. Your child will love playing the game, as well as feel proud that he did it "all by himself".
One of the most cost-effective, safe, easy, and yummy ways to create finger paint for toddlers is with pudding!
To do this, you will need one box (or more) of instant vanilla pudding. Mix the pudding according to package directions. Add a few drops of your favorite food coloring and chill overnight.
While this finger paint should not be used on actual paper, it is perfect for other surfaces. Ceramic tile floors, high chair trays, bathtubs, and other similar surfaces are all perfect! To clean up, wipe away with a sponge and a mild cleanser.
This edible finger paint is great for smaller children and helps them with fine motor skills. Because it is pudding, eating it will not cause harm to the child. Who says playing with food can't be fun?