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2 years and up

Time and Place

⚙ Any time of day

⚙ Any time of year

⚙ Indoors


⚙Cookie recipe and ingredients  

⚙Baking supplies    


Optional Materials 

​⚙ Decorating supplies   



⚙ Supervise children at all times

⚙Exercise caution with high temperatures and sharp instruments 

⚙Be mindful of dietary restrictions or allergies 



Play-based Context

When a baking opportunity arises (e.g., holiday-related or children demonstrate an interest in cooking), invite the children to help with making cookies. Follow the steps outlined in a cookie recipe of your choice while engaging the children in the process. Enjoy the delicious cookies!

Optional: Decorate the cookies.

Questions You May Ask 

⚙ How does the dough [smell, feel, look]?  

⚙ What happens to the cookies in the oven?

⚙ What can we use to [mix, measure, cut, shape] the dough?

Related Children's Books

⚙ Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

⚙ The Best Mouse Cookie by Laura Numeroff

⚙ May I Please have a Cookie? by Jennifer Morri

Most young children enjoy helping in the kitchen and like to play with kitchen tools.

gingerbread baby Jan Brett.jpg
the best mouse cookie by laura numeroff.
May I please have a cookie by Jennifer M
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