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
- Have everyone slip on their cozy socks. (Hey, comfort is imperative if we’re going to do this right.)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- While the oven heats up, microwave the tortillas until they are warm. About fifteen seconds per tortilla does the trick.
- Fold each tortilla just like you’d fold paper to cut out snowflakes.
- 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.)
- Have everyone use his or her scissors to cut shapes into the tortilla. Then unfold the tortillas.
- One at a time, bake the tortillas on the cookie sheet. Keep track of whose is whose. Bake each one for about five minutes.
- When the tortillas are done baking, sprinkle each of them with the powdered sugar.
- 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!