Thursday, November 12, 2015


Monday - Playgroup.  We had out Halloween party this week.  We had a trick or treat treasure hunt, where the kids found hidden treasures likes tattoos and Halloween ducks.  We made cinnamon apples and "everything free" caramel (our playgroup has members with gluten, dairy, corn, soy, egg, shellfish allergies, and vegan members - even still, we cook a lot and make some really delicious things!). 

Tuesday - Baking.  We broke out the cookie cutters for Halloween sugar cookies!


I used a vegan coconut flour recipe so that Meems could play with the dough too.   I can't remember where the recipe is originally from, and I've tweaked it a little bit  Recipe is below. 

Wednesday - Painting day.  We painted a pumpkin.

Or, at least, that's how we started.  



Thursday - Sensory/Tactile day.   I made a new rice box for this week.  Black and orange rice (super simple - toss rice with liquid watercolor or food coloring in a ziplock bag, then spread out to dry), with various scoops and spoons, and some Halloween cookie cutters. 

Friday - Craft day.  We did another resist painting today, this time, a spiderweb.

We've had a lot of fun in circle time this week with song/story sets we've gotten in Halloween swaps this year and last.  We sang "Three Little Ghosts", and "5 Little Pumpkins", and told the story of "The Little Hobgoblin". 

Ana is surprisingly good at puzzles, for not quite 2 1/2.  These she needed a little help with.

and we had to get in some Halloween bowling as well!

Coconut Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup coconut milk
2t vanilla
3/4 cup white rice flour (Bob's Red Mil 1:1)
1/3 cup coconut flour
2T tapioca starch
1/2t baking powder
1/2t baking soda
1t xanthan gum

Mix everything together.  Roll into balls or cut with cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.  Tops will brown slightly.

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