Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bake While You Spell!

A few months ago,  CLG  figured out how to sound out simple words and spell them. Since then, she seems to be asking how to spell different words, non-stop. We're talking every day, all day, with every breath she takes! I had a couple of days there when it seemed we had moved past this phase, but she came back to it after a bit of a break. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that she is curious about spelling and sounding out words, which is why I answer her questions each time she asks. But after months (and months!) of spelling words, I think even the most patient person in the world would start to twitch a bit!

To try to shake things up, I thought we'd mix in some baking with all this spelling. If there's one thing the CLG likes more than spelling, it's baking! So both Crazy Kids and I made up some sugar cookie dough (Thank you, Pioneer Woman for the dough recipe!), rolled it up in wax paper into two tubes, and then put it in the fridge over night. The next morning, I baked the cookies up into little rounds and frosted them (again, thanks Pioneer Woman!!!) in different colors. Then the CLG went to spelling some words. As she spelled them, I wrote the letters on the cookies in melted chocolate. We went through a number of -at words, and then moved on to -ogs.

Frog, log, hog, bog....Thank goodness I get to eat cookies after all this spelling!!

CLG had great fun, and CLB is happy to have lots of cookies to eat. All in all, a successful spelling lesson!


  1. Cute idea. My daughter loves to bake with me and my husband is currently teaching her how to read. We should combine the two. Stopping by from the meanandering mondays.
    Angela @ Time with A & N

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for stopping by!