During the summer months, kids have more time. This is a good thing! But sometimes they have a hard time knowing what to DO with all of that extra time.
Today when my oldest two wanted to make chocolate chip cookies, I could have JUMPED on the idea! YES! This was a GREAT way to spend time: fun, educational, and good for the rest of us too! (…or not, depending on how you look at it.)
I did learn one thing. When my 11 year old asked if he could fill this little plastic gumball-machine-prize-holder with cookie dough, I should have asked more questions before saying “yes”. It was also a good thing I checked on the pizza that was cooking along with their cookies a few minutes later… because he had it baking in the oven! He was trying to make a “round cookie”!
Making chocolate chip cookies will definitely be at the top of our “boredom-breaker” list this summer!