Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas in July!

Over at Teaching Blog Addict they are having a Christmas in July linky party. And I just can't resist a linky party! Everyone is putting up their Christmas craft ideas. I don't have a great stand out craft but I do have a pretty good project that my friend Lynette gave me last year.

Last year we made a "Christmas Cookie Class'ic Cookbook". I was so super C-U-T-E!! I sent home a note saying that we were doing a project in class and I needed every kid to bring the recipe to their favorite cookie. I might have said it was for fractions or measurement I'm not really sure. I encouraged parents to email them to me. I also asked the staff to send any recipes they might have too, so that it would be a bit longer. I even put in a recipe from my mom and mother-in-law because they are always sending stuff to my classroom.

I typed up or copied all the recipes and 2 on a page to save paper. I put clip art on all the pages for the teachers or staff pages. Then I printed it out. I had each kid draw a Christmas picture on their page with a black marker (because I couldn't print it in color). I put in a cute cover, and a picture of the chefs (the kids) in santa hats - Then I shipped it off to the printer.

The parents and kids L-O-V-E-D it! This one is mine so it is kind of plain. I put ribbon in the kids before I put the staples in then tied them in little bows to give it a little something extra! Here are just a few pictures of the cookbook.

Here is the plain Jane cover.

This is one of the kid's pictures

Here is my page with a little clip art.


  1. What a creative idea! I love, love, love cookies! They are my favorite treat! Thanks for sharing.

    Teaching Blog Addict
    ♥Teaching with TLC

  2. When I was in second grade my teacher had us make a cookie recipe book! My mom still has it. It's a great keepsake! :) Thanks for linking up with TBA's Christmas Craft Linky Party! :)