B is for Butterflies, bunnies and bells

Bear and Bee have started showing an interest in the alphabet and counting over the last couple of weeks.  So to encourage this I decided to focus on one letter today with a few different activities.  We started off colouring in picture of butterflies, and then using our dot-a-dot markers we decorated B is for Butterflies alphabet pages. 

It wasn’t hard then to convince Bear and Bee to help make biscuits using B themed cutters for morning tea.  We used a basic biscuit dough mix, some M & Ms and our letter B, bunny, bell and brand new butterfly biscuit cutters.

Here’s what we used:
125g butter, softened
½ cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ cup Self Raising flour
1 pkt M & M lollies

This is what to do:
Preheat the oven to 180oC and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
Creaming butter and sugar for biscuits.
Bee trying to look nonchalant about using the beaters.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Beating in egg and vanilla for biscuit dough.

Gradually mix in the flour until a soft dough forms. If the dough is really soft you may need to put it in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Gradually mix in flour to form a soft dough for biscuits.
Well it was supposed to be added gradually!
 Roll the dough out onto a floured surface.
Rolling biscuit dough out on a floured surface.

Cut out shapes with the biscuit cutters.
Cutting shapes out of dough for biscuits.

Place shapes on the lined trays and decorate with lollies.
Decorating the biscuit shapes with lollies.
One for the biscuit, one for me!

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven when lightly browned and cool on a rack.
Butterfly, bunny and bell biscuits.
While the biscuits were cooking we decorated some butterfly shapes cut out of card with sequins and glitter glue.  When they are dry we will use them to make mobiles to hang above Bear and Bee’s beds.

What have you cooked recently to go with your child's interests?


  1. Yummy what a great way to learn about the letter B. We did an activity with biscuits when we were on N and O.
    Thanks for sharing. Visiting via RainyDayMum.