I've read that some kids aren't being taught handwriting in school. I didn't really worry that it was a real threat until I watched a little girl a few weeks ago make her letters and it was all wrong. I don't know if I'm making Ada neurotic yet, but I watch almost every letter she makes, and she hears me in the background "start your letter at the top". I know that making her letters incorrectly wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but since I homeschool, I don't have to rely on someone else to tell me her strengths and weaknesses. One of those weaknesses is numbers, when I had the opportunity to make them fun, I jumped on it, and she loved it!
First print off the cards:
Pretzel Cards 1
Pretzel Cards 2
Pretzel Cards 3
Then make some pretzel dough:
1 pkg dry yeast
4 c flour
1 ½ c warm water
1 tsp salt
Mix all the dry ingredients, except the coarse salt, in a bowl . Add the water and mix thoroughly . Separate the dough into balls in order to form numbers. In a small bowl beat the egg with a fork; then add a little water. Brush numbers with egg and sprinkle with salt . Bake at 350ºF until golden brown .
Ready, Set, DOUGH!
|Willa was happy to join in on this math activity!|
|Mama's and Willa's numbers ready to cook!|
|I over-salted the first batch, but they were still yummy.|
Well, that's it! If you decide to make your own pretzels, I hope you'll come tell us about it.