Gingerbread, Sand, and Holiday Sets Basket

Please visit Mommy Moment, for a view of our Holiday Sets Basket!  It's been a daily favorite :)

This week, we made Gingerbread Play Dough.  I got the idea from Pinterest, but changed it to the spices that we love most.  We also ground each spice by hand.  The girls did all the measuring and mixing.  They packed some for their classrooms, since the twins are in the middle of a Jan Brett unit at school.  Today they read Gingerbread Baby.  Tis the season!

Bean, age 5.5 reads her new book to Peanut, age 3.5 at bedtime.  Bean is really into being the big sister, and takes her job very seriously.  Especially where books are involved.  

Mortar and Pestle for Clove & Nutmeg Grinding

Counting and Grinding Whole Cloves

Great Gingerbread Playdough Recipe from Pinterest

Our first batch!  It smells like a dream.

Busy hands and cooperation

Peanut is beaming with pride here.  She made a capital I, her first initial.  

Peanut says hello to Pom Pom Spooning

Bean sorts landmarks

M for Mom.  Awww.

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Deb Chitwood said…
How wonderful that your girls were involved in the whole playdough-making process, including grinding the spices! I added your playdough activity photo and Christmas activities to my Montessori-Inspired Christmas Activities at
melissa said…
The play dough looks beautiful in the jar - what a perfect gift with the little cooker in the jar. I love the seasonal pom pom spooning, too. I bet the M for mom just melted your heart :)
Deb Chitwood said…
I had fun revisiting your post, Jessie! I featured your post and gingerbread playdough photo in my Montessori-Inspired Christmas Playdough Activities post at

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