Cold weather puts me in the mood for reading and baking! Polar Bear Biscuits combines two of my favorite things to do on a chilly day in one fabulous after-school learning adventure.
Kids that cook with books is a hands-on way for parents to encourage reading and cooking (life skills and math) at home.
Polar Bear Biscuits | A Kids that Cook With Books Reading and Cooking Activity
We are on a Polar Bear Learning Theme this month with my preschooler. Wanting to participate, my grade schooler brought out Polar Bears Past Bedtime, the #12 book in the best-selling middle grade adventure series from her room. We have been reading it together to the little guys – one chapter at a time.
Each book in the series is a mystery that makes YOU feel like you are with Jack and Annie.
The chapter book also has a non-fiction companion book with facts about polar bears. I LOVE that Magic Tree House fans now have these as a resource. I know they have encouraged my daughter to read more non-fiction text.
These newer non-fiction chapter books come highly recommended by parents and teachers. Read reviews here.
- Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime
- Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #16: Polar Bears and the Arctic
How to Make Polar Bear Biscuits
We used a recipe in my absolute favorite cookbook of all time. Sorry, I can’t share it with you because it is out of print. Any sweeter cinnamon raisin biscuit recipe will work – like this one.
- The kids can measure, pour, and mix the ingredients.
- Then cut out the circle shape, then hand shape the ears by tugging the dough outward with your fingers.
- Add 2 half raisins for the eyes and one for the nose, pressing down hard in the dough.
- Bake as directed.
- Serve on a blanket of coconut snow.
Have a polar bear fan at your house? We found this cute – make your own polar bear!
For more Polar Bear Activity Ideas:
- Sew a Polar Bear Headband
- Play a Polar Bear Math Game
- Polar Animals Activities for Preschoolers
- Polar Bear Virtual Field Trip
- Polar Bear Books for Kids