This bread recipe is both nutritious and delicious--a great treat for your young paleontologist.
frozen bread dough, thawed egg yolk 1 raisin water food coloring non-stick cooking spray clean paintbrush for adding glaze muffin tin cookie sheet
What to do:
- Give your child a large ball of thawed dough and show him how to shape it into many small balls.
- Grease a cookie sheet with him and make an outline of a large dinosaur with your finger.
- Invite your child to fill in the outline with the small dough balls.
- Help him layer the balls to form the plumpest body parts.
- Invite your child to add a raisin for an eye.
- Let the dough rise until double, then encourage your child to paint the dough with a glaze of egg yolk mixed with water. (Tip: If you add food coloring to the glaze, the dinosaur will have colored skin!)
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. The dinosaur will be three-dimensional and bumpy.
- You could also make large rolls in muffin tins or mix popovers from a mix and call them DINOSAUR EGGS!
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- Which dinosaur is your favorite? What shape is it?
- Do you think we could make it out of bread?
- What color shall we make this dinosaur?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills and eye/hand coordination.