Today I wanted to share a cute little story-time play date idea of reading an adorable book and having a tasty book-themed snack! The adorable book I’m referring to today is Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont.
The first time we read this book, we borrowed it from the library on a whim. We liked it so much that we decided to buy a copy for ourselves. This book is great for beginning readers as well as younger kids. It has a lot of repetition in rhyme, so when we read it, it comes out sounding like a little song. Basically, the kangaroo is making cookies, but she realizes her cookie dough is missing. She asks another animal if he knows who ate all the cookie dough. That animal directs her to another animal who promptly directs her to another animal. We find out who eats all the cookie dough at the end under a lift-and-see flap. Really a cute story!
For my own little story-time idea, my oldest daughter read this book to the younger children. Side note: My daughter was so excited (and proud of herself) to read out loud to the younger children at the play date! After the book, we had a snack of edible cookie dough (recipe below) and animal crackers.
Everyone enjoyed the edible cookie dough, but of course, who wouldn’t?! It was mostly sugar & butter & chocolate chips. I tried to make it a little healthier by using Kodiak Cakes high protein pancake mix for the flour. Clearly not an everyday snack but fun for after the story! I already have an idea for another book and themed-snack for my next story-time play date! It’s the little things, people 🙂