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When my middle kid Tripp started getting into dinosaurs, they kind of took over the house, and Maddie Grace (who previously always turned down dinosaurs for not being girly) got obsessed with them too. Seriously, there are currently dinosaurs everywhere in our house. With back to school upon us, I’ve been trying to have some scheduled activities when the kids get home from preschool (Maddie Grace goes 4 days for 4 hours and Tripp goes 2 days). Knowing their mutual love of dinosaurs, I figured this project inspired by We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins would be fun to do this week. After realizing the book was perfect for both back to school and dealing with a kid who is a little, okay very, rough on his classmates, I knew it would be perfect for us. And these dinosaur track cookies let my oldest combine her love of dinosaurs with some of her other loves – timed baking challenge shows and art.
So here’s what you need:
Sugar cookie mix or dough (or make it from scratch but that wasn’t happening here with 3 kids)
Here’s what you do:
Preheat oven as specified by sugar cookie recipe. I then prepared the sugar cookie mix I was using according to the directions on the package. Roll out sugar cookies into 1 inch balls about 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Using the foot of a toy dinosaur (that has been washed) make imprints in the dough. I tried to go about halfway down to make sure it still showed up after baking, but wasn’t so much that I could see the pan through the print. We also play around some with some dinosaur head imprints!
Use the icing and sprinkles to decorate the prints. Here’s where you can really have fun! We filled in the footprints with icing and topped with sprinkles. We did have to cut Tripp out of the activity here because he kept just licking the icing off the cookies!
As I alluded to above, if you’ve been following my Instagram Stories, you might know Tripp has had issues with hurting his classmates this year. Well, in We Don’t Eat Our Classmates Penelope Rex learns a lesson about the repercussions of hurting your classmates. It’s a cute story that has awesome illustrations. And after the first time we read this book, Tripp was walking around all day talking about how we shouldn’t bite like the fish in the book so hopefully it helps him out with learning the same lesson Penelope Rex did!
What after school activities and books have you guys been enjoying this year? I’d love to hear more below!