Book: The Baker's Dozen retold by Aaron Shepard
Activity: Time in the Kitchen
Aaron Shepard retells this legend from Dutch colonial New York
about an honest baker that learns what true generosity really is and
begins the tradition of giving thirteen cookies as a dozen - a "baker's
dozen." Unfortunately the book is out of print but you can buy it used,
read the whole story online here or check to see if they have it at your
library. For today's activity get out your favorite holiday recipes
and start baking with the kids!
My sister and I love this spice tea that's super easy to make and
is also a great gift bottled in a pretty jar with a ribbon. I usually
make mini loaves of my banana bread and wrap them in parchment
with baker's twine. While you are getting things prepped, the kids
can watch Aaron Shepard read another of his books, King o' the Cats.
Need more time? Listen to Liam Neeson
read The Polar Express or go here and listen to Dylan Thomas
read his book, A Child's Christmas in Wales - a real treat! I'd love to
know your family's favorite thing to bake for the holidays and if
you have a link to the recipe put that in your comment too!
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