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Yummy Dough

Even toddlers can help make this sweet treat.

Learning Benefits

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Fine Motor Skills
Hand-Eye Coordination

What you need:

  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup softened butter 
  • Shredded coconut 
  • Plate 
  • Bowl 
  • Spoon 

What to do:

  1. Have your child pour all of the ingredients except for the shredded coconut into the bowl. Together, you can mix them. (You might want to use an electric mixer.) Refrigerate the bowl for five minutes. (Note that children under age 1 should not eat honey.)
  2. Give your child a ball of the dough and encourage her to have fun rolling, smashing, and shaping it. Ask her to describe how the dough feels.
  3. Have your toddler form the dough into small balls. Spread the shredded coconut on a plate and let your child roll the balls through it. Refrigerate the dough balls for a short time and then eat them. Talk about how the doughy balls taste.

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