Using baking to reinforce skills
- Waking up in the morning to the smell of fresh baked goods is delightful. The night before put this Monkey Bread together and pop into the oven in the morning for a yummy start to the day. Remember to have child see the Monkey Bread in the morning before placing in the oven to experience the rising of the dough.
24 ounces frozen dinner roll dough (use white/wheat from Rhodes, Pillsbury, etc.)
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 (3.4 ounce) package regular butterscotch pudding mix (can try vanilla flavor)
Optional - 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup raisins
The night before (8 hours), grease a 9 or 10 inch tube or bundt pan
Melt 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
Mix together 1 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1 (3.4 ounce) package regular butterscotch pudding mix in a plastic bag.
Dip frozen dough rolls into the butter to coat and place 4 or more rolls at a time into plastic bag sugar mixture.
Shake to coat and place into tube pan.
When all rolls are coated, pour remaining ingredients on top of pan.
If using nuts and raisin, add when pan is half full and at the end.
- Leave on counter overnight. Cover lightly with wax paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and turn pan over onto a serving plate. Best eaten informally with each person pulling pieces of the dough to eat!
- 24 ounces frozen dinner roll dough
- 10 inch tube or bundt pan
- plastic bag
- wax paper
- brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- walnuts and raisins (optional)
- 1 (3.4 ounce) package of regular butterscotch pudding mix
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Circle, Square
- Color - Red
- Number - Three, 3
- Alphabet Letters - C, R
- Senses - Smell
- Character Trait - Manners
- Target Words - On, Top, High, Low
Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have them do to you
Did You Know?
“The human brain is 90% developed by age 5." Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
Books to Read
"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners"
by Laurie Kelly (Activity 12)
"The Alphabet Book"
by P.D. Eastman (Activity 4)
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
by Jim Aylesworth (Activity 13)
"Three Little Birdies"
by Bob Marley Album Legend (Reggae) (Activity 6)
"Race: The Final Starlight Express"
Album Starlight Express Original Cast (Broadway - Pop) (Activity 18)
"Clap Your Hands Now"
by Pam Donkin Album A Hop, Skip, and a Jump (Children) (Activity 15)
Monthly Materials List
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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs
Way Up High In An Apple Tree
(Activity 26 Month 3)
Way up high in an apple tree
Two red apples look down at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmmmmm they were good.
Peter (child’s name) Uses One Hammer
(Activity 21 Month 3)
Peter (use child’s name) hammers with one hammer one hammer one hammer
Peter hammers with one hammer all day long (tap fist on the floor)
Pater hammers with two hammers, two hammers two hammers (tap other fist too) Peter hammers with two hammers all day long.
Peter hammers with three hammers, three hammers three hammers (add one foot) Peter hammers with three hammers all day long.
Peter hammers with four hammers four hammers four hammers (tap other foot too along with fists) Peter hammers with four hammers all day long.
Peter hammers with five hammers five hammers five hammers (use your head) Peter hammers with five hammers And then he goes to sleep!