Books and a Snack

Winter. Good books. Warm snack. Cozy socks. To me, these are the makings of a picture-perfect day. You can create a day just like this for you and your favorite kids. Here’s what you need and what you do.


  • Several books to read aloud. Books about snow and winter set a fun theme for the day. See below for an assortment from Lerner.
  • A pair of cozy socks for each adult and kid participating
  • A flour tortilla for each adult and kid participating. We’re going to turn these into adorable, edible snowflakes!
  • A scissors for each adult and kid participating
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • A cookie sheet


  1. Have everyone slip on their cozy socks. (Hey, comfort is imperative if we’re going to do this right.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  3. While the oven heats up, microwave the tortillas until they are warm. About fifteen seconds per tortilla does the trick.
  4. Fold each tortilla just like you’d fold paper to cut out snowflakes.
  5. Give each kid and adult a pre-folded tortilla and a scissors. (Make sure the scissors are clean, and, of course, use discretion about which kids are ready to safely use a scissors by themselves.)
  6. Have everyone use his or her scissors to cut shapes into the tortilla. Then unfold the tortillas.
  7. One at a time, bake the tortillas on the cookie sheet. Keep track of whose is whose. Bake each one for about five minutes.
  8. When the tortillas are done baking, sprinkle each of them with the powdered sugar.
  9. Plate each tortilla snowflake and give it to the person who cut it out. Pick a designated adult reader. Have the reader read the books aloud while everyone eats their snowflakes!

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