Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Baking, Baking, and Baking!

Walter the Baker by Eric Carle!
If you haven't read this book before your seriously missing out. I didn't realize this was a book about making pretzels. I didn't even see it coming. It was a pleasant surprised. I decided this would make for a fun after school activity! I just used a regular pretzel recipe but I used my bread machine to make the dough. Landon made it home from school and the dough was almost done raising. I told him to run over to the neighbors house and see if they wanted to make pretzels with us. They came running over and were soooo excited. I sat down with all the boys and read them this story about Walter the Baker who has to create a roll that will let the raising sun shine through it three times. The neighbor boys were really excited because this was their first time making pretzels!
This my neighbors oldest son! He is so well mannered and nice! His mother has done a great job with her kids.
Landon and Aaron are trying to roll out their dough. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to roll it out. I ended up having to help with Logan's pretzels.

Here's Micheal again. His such a good helper!

Ta Da!!!! The final product! Don't they look good!

Here's the whole gang! We invited Violet to come over and try out the pretzels with us. They were seriously so good! Yummo!
Micheal almost got me in trouble with his mother. He asked her why she didn't do all these fun projects with him! Yikes...His mother said it was because I like to do these types of things! Plus Micheal's is oldest to entertain himself. Well, I really do like doing fun things with my kids. I really like having lots of kids over to play. Micheal's mother is right. I do enjoy doing these types of activities. Yes, my house is a wreck but who cares. Doing what I love makes everyone happy!


teachingtinytots said...

yummy!!!! i have an award for you on my blog!

MoziEsmé said...

Yummy! I made pretzels for "P" week a few months back, but Esme wasn't too helpful with rolling back then. Now she has finally started rolling playdoh, so it'll be fun to try this again!

Mom and Kiddo said...

This is a great idea. I love to use books as a jumping off point for a project. We haven't read this book. I guess it is time to check it out!