Sugar cookies with refreshing peppermint icing and crushed peppermint candies

Simple Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Super Easy Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

It just isn’t Christmas without a big batch of sugar cookies. Most of the year, I enjoy the traditional royal icing on my cookies, but I wanted to try something a little more festive with this batch. These peppermint-iced sugar cookies are like Christmas in your mouth! Slightly chewy (if you take them out of the oven in time), and bursting with peppermint flavor, they’re perfect with a tall, cold glass of milk.

Peppermint-scented green rice

Bells, Bows and Peppermint Christmas Sensory Bin

Our son is really into musical sounds lately, so I knew that I wanted this Christmas¬†sensory bin to include something that makes sounds. What’s more appropriate during the month of December than some good old jingle bells? So, with a little inspiration from my fellow bloggers’ peppermint sensory bins, I created this Bells, Bows and Peppermint sensory bin. It was a big hit.

Check out this Christmas-themed sensory bin that includes bows, jingle bells, large bells for scooping and pouring and peppermint-scented green rice.

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Easy Paper Bag Turkey Craft

Paper Bag Turkey CraftThe leaves are nearly gone from all the trees here, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So¬†I thought we’d take advantage of all the leaves in the yard (since it’s sadly too cold to jump in them) and make a craft. Here’s a traditional paper bag turkey puppet with leaves for feathers. You can easily cut out all the shapes from construction paper yourself, but if you’d like a template for the little ones to use, I’ve included one below. Just cut out the pieces and trace them onto construction paper. Older kids may just want to color the pieces themselves.

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