Monday, March 15, 2010

Little Books for Little Cooks ~ My Body

Little Books for Little Cooks Little Books for Little Cooks is a bi-monthly feature that focuses on creating some edible fun with your little one.   We will share a fun book to read with your little one along with a cooking activity to do that ties in with the featured book. Sometimes there may be actual cooking involved…and sometimes just fun!
Scholastic My Body book 
by Jill Ackerman

Summary: Board book with a mirror that talks about noses, bellies, and more with your little one. Has some fun rhyming and cute pictures too!

Breadstick People

After reading the book My Body with you little one, have fun making ‘people’ with breadsticks dough! You can decorate your people too ~ we later added sunflower seeds for eyes.


You’ll Need:

  • can of breadstick dough {or make your own}
  • cooking spray
  • cookie sheet
  • knife or scissors
To Make:
  1. Separate breadsticks and unroll them.
  2. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Cut the breadstick into two pieces. Basically, one piece will be 2/3 of the original breadstick length {see picture}.
  4. Use the smaller piece of dough to overlap the longer breadstick, forming a lowercase ‘t’. This will make arms for your person. Pinch together where the pieces meet.
  5. Use the scissors to cut the bottom part of the breadstick and make legs {see picture}.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350. Enjoy!
Hope you enjoy this cooking activity with your little one! To see more featured books and activities, click here!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the breadstick people.

Erin said...

Oh my... these are ADORABLE!!! Adding this to my list! My kids will LOVE it!