Wednesday, December 16, 2020


I'm excited to share an email from our daughter with my friends - and that's you!!  We are very proud of Holly and hope this will give a little LOVE and JOY to others!
Here's a link to the info about Visual Verse in Arlington; my poem will be projected on Dec. 16, and there will be live streaming from 7-7:30 on the Arlington Arts Facebook page. 

December 18th is Bake Cookies Day, but its fun to bake cookies any day of the year. Here’s what says Bake Cookies Day:

'Ya gotta just love Bake Cookies Day......... 

..... Christmas is for Christians 

..... Hanukkah is just for Jews 
.... Ramadan is for those of Islamic descent 

..... Kwanzaa is for those of African origin 

..... Native American Day is for American Indians

But, Bake Cookies Day is for EVERYONE! 

Play Dough
Put cookie cutters and play dough on a cookie sheet. Add a rolling pin (cylinder block), scissors, and plastic utensils.

Paper Ornaments 
Put some cookie cutters, scissors, glue, and the scrap box out on a table. Let children trace around the cookie cutters, cut out their paper cookies, and then decorate with stickers or glitter pens. Punch a hole, tie on a string, and decorate the tree. 

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? Do a bar graph and tally the results. 


Let children write their own “how to make cookies” recipes. 

Give each child a cookie and ask them to draw what it looks like. Next, ask them to write 2-5 sentences describing their cookie. Finally, they get to eat the cookie! 

What else? Read books or sing songs about cookies…or, just wait until a boring January day to do these things!!