Snowmen DIY kits Sugar Cookie Preschool - Nursery

To all of our followers out there we (my 10 yr old daughter and me) are proud to announce a new corner in our blog.





Me-me's Nursery Treats

Here is the back story so you all will be up to date.

Me-me is my mom and we attend the same church.
My daughter and I love to bake and create snacks.

Me-me is the Nursery teacher at our church.
So we help out by creating little snacks and treats for the kiddos.

We would like to share our ideas on the blog.

These ideas are for kids ages 2-4. Give or take...

The idea behind the treats is to open the imagination of little ones while they create and enjoy their snack time.
Of course these ideas may be used in preschool, home school and daycare settings as well.

Feel free to email with questions, and share with friends.

And of course share any ideas that you may have.


SNOWMAN KITS
Today we are creating snowmen kits for the kiddos to allow them to create their own snowmen.

Start off with a really good sugar cookie recipe.

Sugar Cookies

1 stick of butter (room temp)
1/2 cup of shortening
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs (room temp)
3 1/2 cups of  all purpose flour (I use bread flour)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cream of tartar

In bowl (I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer) mix until creamy, shortening, butter, white sugar, add the eggs one at a time and blend till creamy.
In another large bowl sift flour, cream of tartar and baking soda.
Once all is mixed (will be a soft dough) add the vanilla extract.
I place my dough on wax paper and slip into a zipper-top bag a toss in fridge.
If you put it in a freezer bag you can freeze it to!

Bake @ 425 degrees on parchment paper lined cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes until done.
Yields 6 dozen.

Roll onto lightly floured surface cut.
 We cut our dough into snowmen shapes, make sure the shapes are large so kiddos can have lots of creating space when decorating.


Remember to leave plenty of baking space between you snowmen.





Now to the fun part!
We purchased little (salad dressing cups) at our local restaurant supply store.
They are clear and have lids.
I made a batch of Wilton's Butter Cream Frosting for the SNOWMAN GLUE!
You can find that recipe HERE
















Once they have spread the snowman glue :) on the baked cookies they will be able to apply the body parts by just sticking them to the frosting. 

On to the body parts! ha ha
We took another little cup and placed snow themed sprinkles, pretzel arms, assorted pearls, white sugar snowflakes and snow glitter in them for the kiddos to use for the  sugar cookie snowman body parts.
Feel free to use all kinds of little treats for this step.

*Save any leftovers for future Nursery treat ideas.*



Each kit will contain a baked snowman sugar cookie in a zipper-bag, one small container of snowman glue (aka frosting) and one container of snowman body parts.
The leftover uneaten cookies can be placed in zipper bag for kiddos to take home later.

Me-me brings little cheese knifes (not sharp) for the kiddos to spread their frosting.

Use with disposable tablecloth and discard mess when done. Your kids will long remember this activity/snack time.

Use along with "He washes me whiter than snow" verse and create a theme. :)







So I encourage you to create some snowman kits for the kiddos in your circle today!






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