Friday, June 28, 2013

Wiggly Worms and Pancakes with Play-dough

Last night David and I made some play-dough, seeing as we've decided to keep Thomas home from day-care for now at least, so we need to find more activities to do with him. And the playdough was a success, this morning Thomas has already played with it for two spurts of 15 minutes each, and I'll drag it out again later today.
Thomas squishing play-dough with his fingers
making wriggly worms with play-dough
He made "wiggly worms" and "pancakes", then a tower of worms and pancakes, then pancake worms. Often he would intently squish small pieces of play-dough between his fingers. This is a great activity to develop the muscles in his hands in preparation for fine motor skills like writing. We used a recipe at, it was easy enough for me to do so will have to make more again, possibly next week.
a tower of toddler made wriggly worms and pancakes

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Love Heart Shortbreads

I just made these shortbreads in the shape of love hearts, following a recipe on the Nigella Lawson webiste. It was easy enough for me, I'm not much of a cook, and my husband did help a little, too. They tasted just how I like shortbread, not too sweet, and nice and buttery. They worked out so well I felt inspired to share, my apologies for not blogging much this month. This photo was taken with my new camera, a lack of a good camera dampens the inclination to blog! Hopefully this camera works out now.
love heart shortbreads made following a Nigella Lawson recipe

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...