Go ahead, chew on this pencil eraser! As a matter of fact, feel free to eat the entire pencil…. cookie pencil that is! This graham cracker pencil cookie is sure to inspire your young writer. “Pick up your pencil” will have a whole new meaning after you’ve tried these cute and crunchy pencil cookies.
Incorporate writing into this activity by having your child write out the recipe prior to making the pencil cookie. Read below on how to sharpen your child’s writing skills in a fun and motivating way.
For early writers… encourage copying single words onto paper for each step. For example, 1. Graham Cracker 2. Frosting 3. Gum 4. Chocolate Chip. Or write out the recipe in simple phrases and have your child copy it.
For older children…. Practice note taking by reading the recipe aloud to them and have them take notes. You can even have your student make the pencil cookie first, then write out the steps they followed to to make it.
All of these variations are fun ways to sharpen your child’s writing skills by addressing fine motor skills, sequencing and following directions.
- Graham crackers
- Pink bubble gum tape
- White frosting
- Mini chocolate chip
Note: Quarter of a graham cracker for a short pencil. Half of a graham cracker cut vertically for a long pencil.
You will need: Scissors, Serrated knife for cutting graham crackers, butter knife for spreading frosting
- Cut one end of the graham cracker into a triangle shape.
- Cut the bubble gum for the eraser. Spread a small amount of frosting at the top of the graham cracker and stick the eraser on top.
- Spread the frosting on the pointy end of the triangle.
- Add a chocolate chip pointing down for the pencil tip.