For our afternoon snack, we wanted to give our typical tea party a fall-themed makeover. After picking apples last weekend, we bought a gallon of apple cider at the farm, so it hit me- we could do a gingersnap and apple cider party!
To start, my 4 1/2 year old and I made gingersnaps using this recipe. While the cookies were baking, we set up outside. We got out a blanket, our tea set, some favorite animals and 2 Lego minifigures, and a few books.
Then we sat down outside together and enjoyed freshly baked cookies and “warm” cider (my 4 1/2 year old asks for “warm, not hot”). We practiced serving each other and the animals. My baby got a little excited about this, and instead of using the empty toy tea set, he dunked his pink dog right into his mug (no worries, the cider rinsed right out). We drink herbal tea together frequently, but this was a nice change of pace- and the first time my baby had either cider or cookies!
- The Busy Little Squirrel is my 1 year old’s new favorite book. The book follows a squirrel who “was so busy” gathering his nuts, acorns, corn, and seeds to prepare for winter.
- The Pumpkin Patch is a picture-rich non-fiction book that explores pumpkins from seed to fruit.