DONUTS!!! Mouth watering… sprinkle covered…cream packed… DONUTS! When I saw that national donut day was this weekend I was like…. Heck yes! Finally I have an excuse to devour donuts ALL DAY LONG. Of course… I realize it isn’t just about me, so after great consideration I figured I could share my donuts with the kiddos.
Since I have toddlers, I figured… hey… if we are going to fill up on sugars and put on our crazy pants… why not learn something from it? Donuts and toddlers….. the perfect lesson of circles. I quickly cut and painted an oversized donut out of cardboard and started thinking about our spread. I wanted all circle treats of course.
Foods: donuts, donut pound cake, donut holes, apples (I cut these in slices and poked a hole in the middle), and grapes
If you could have seen their face when they saw their delightful sugar packed breakfast….I was their hero…. for 10 minutes at least. All I heard was “thank you mama!” Oh no baby… thank you my precious babies; otherwise, mama wouldn’t be having these donuts which I also agree is a goldmine.
Activity 1: Decorating Donuts
The kids decorated their own donut or the floor depending on how you look at it. I filled a paint palette with sprinkles, chocolate balls, and frosting for the kids to use. My mind flashed to Hunger Games as they battled it out for the last sprinkle on the tray (not that there wasn’t one million sprinkles on the table and floor).
Activity 2: Matching Circle Sizes
To teach the kids the differences in size shapes of circles, I created a very simple chart with four different circles sizes that matched their foods (donuts, donut holes, grapes, and apples). Brooks was able to match all the foods with the right sized circles as Harper cheered him on from the sidelines whispering “sicle”.
Activity 3: Donut Toss
I wanted something the kids could play outside since the weather has finally been nice enough where the kids aren’t sweating their diapers off. I ended up making this donut toss if you can call it that. I only had 10 minutes to work with here….it looks a little rough, but hey it worked! I hot gluing a stick to a Melissa and Doug box we had, cut and painted some donuts out of cardboard, and called it a game.
The morning was a success! Bellies full of donuts, sugar running thru our bodies, and smiles permanently stuck on our faces. Brooks was literally bouncing off the walls. Not going to lie… the immediate feeling when I saw both kids running around in circles and slamming their heads into the wall was…. “what have I done?”…. but WE all have stressful lives and could use a good ole donut day.
1 Thessalonions 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
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