Get ready for a social media holiday to celebrate a beloved worldwide phenomenon: Monday, December 4 is National Cookie Day—mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate with your favorite cookie treat!!
According to a blog published by gourmet cookie retailer The Cravory, almost 93 percent of all households in the United States enjoy cookies as dessert or treats, with chocolate chip ranking as the #1 favorite flavor in over 53 percent of households, while peanut butter ranked a distant second with 16 percent.
To help you and your families celebrate this delicious observance, Melissa & Doug is sharing this FREE National Cookie Day Printable Activity for kids! Kids can cut out the cookie shapes and play Cookie Tic-Tac-Toe with a parent, caregiver, or friend!
Want to keep the National Cookie Day fun going? Consider shopping from Melissa & Doug’s extensive collection of pretend play fun for high-quality, long-lasting toys that will power kids’ imaginations and help build important developmental tools they’ll need in school and beyond.
We’ve painstakingly curated a carefully considered collection of pretend play fun perfect for celebrating the National Cookie Day theme. Scroll on for the successful recipe to celebrate National Cookie Day in style with Melissa & Doug!
Pretend play fun for kids to celebrate National Cookie Day (December 4)
The Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Set is a sweet introduction to pretend kitchen play! This colorful cookie set includes 12 wooden, sliceable cookies and 12 cookie toppings, a wooden knife, spatula, cookie sheet, and a kitchen mitt for safe, imaginative play. Your little baker can pretend to slice the cookies, place them on the cookie sheet, pretend they're baking, and then use the oven mitt for the "hot" cookies once they're done. The 12 "vanilla" and "chocolate" frosting pieces attach to the cookies with self-stick tabs and are painted with yummy-looking sprinkles, candy pieces, and icing patterns, so kids can create a variety of cookies. What a delicious way for kids to practice fine motor skills, number concepts, creativity, and imagination. Also available in the Slice & Bake Christmas Cookie Play Set, a perfect gifting treat at the holidays!
Satisfy hungry imaginations at this full-service wooden bakery that lets kids be the baker or the customer! Use the removable mixer with dough hook and whisk to pretend to mix up the batter. Pop soft bread and cake in the oven, ice and decorate wooden cupcakes and cookies, and roll up croissants and buns. Display scrumptious-looking items in the display case in the front of the sturdy wooden counter. Customers can choose from items listed on the magnetic menu board and use the credit card machine with magnetic signature pad to pay for purchases! This 39-piece play food set offers kids countless opportunities to develop early learning skills and to create, imagine, and role play.
Come 'n get it! This set has everything an aspiring chef needs to cook up yummy treats. The role play costume includes a chef's jacket with big pockets and red-gingham accents, chef's hat, oven mitt, three wooden utensils, a set of plastic measuring spoons, and a name tag so kids can personalize their outfit. The Chef Role Play Set is sized to fit boys and girls ages three to six. The high-quality fabrics and solid construction ensure durability so little ones can wear it over and over again. The jacket can be machine washed, and it comes with accessories that can easily be wiped clean. With authentic chef details, these role-play accessories encourage lots of exciting pretend play for little master chefs! The costume set helps promote narrative thinking and creative expression, along with independent and cooperative play. It makes a great gift for kids ages three to six for hands-on, screen-free play.
Be sure your little baker uses the oven mitt to remove these 4 delectable-looking wooden cupcakes from their cupcake baking tray! This special set has 3 dry-erase markers shaped like icing tubes to decorate the smooth, removable, wipe-off cupcake tops. With 8 colorful baking cupcake sleeves and 4 decorative wooden candles, these low-cal cupcakes will be the hit of playtime birthday and tea parties!
This six-piece play set gives kids all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean! Sized just for kids and built to last, the broom, mop, duster, dustpan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store--just hang them from the sturdy cords onto the included stand for neat, compact storage. (The dustpan can also snap onto any of the handles.) Natural-wood handles add durability and a classic look; bright pops of color keeps lots of fun in the mix!
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