HOST A FAMILY PLAY
Dress the kids up using paper sacks, feathers, construction paper and other inexpensive items and read the story from a simple children's book. Small children can act out the scenes. Put the older kids in charge of the whole production... they can direct, produce and narrate...which gives them something to do and helps everyone feel involved. Plus Grandma and Grandpa really enjoy seeing the grandchildren perform!
MAKE PILGRIM HAT COOKIES
This is a fun and easy recipe that even little children can do. Your cookies might be a little neater but it is fun for all ages to try. No cooking is involved, just heating the chocolate. There might be messy fingers but a few licks will take care of that.
Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats
24 chocolate-striped shortbread cookies
12-ounce package of chocolate chips
tube of yellow decorators' frosting
1. Set the chocolate-striped cookies stripes down on a wax-paper-covered tray, spacing them well apart.
2. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler.
3. One at a time, stick a wooden toothpick into a marshmallow, dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate, and promptly center it atop a cookie.
4. Using a second toothpick to lightly hold down the marshmallow, carefully pull out the first toothpick.
5. Chill the hats until the chocolate sets, then pipe a yellow decorators' frosting buckle on the front of each hat.