Cooler temps are finally here! Crisp air, falling leaves, sweaters, and all the pumpkin spice drinks. We couldn’t be more excited!
But what really does it for us are the smells of sweet, warm spices coming from the kitchen. Ready to make some autumn memories with your little pumpkin? Get baking! Could things get a little messy? Sure! Just think of baking as a sensory bin with a delightful outcome.
Here are three recipes we have fallen in love with:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies… but make them pumpkin! Pair this classic with a glass of milk, get cozy on the couch, and settle in for a movie.
Gearing up for a gourd-geous day of hayrides and apple picking? Kick things off with some pumpkin pancakes in the morning.
Pumpkin Spice Blender Muffins
Okay, so there’s no actual pumpkin in this last recipe (just the spices!), but this healthy and autumnal treat is still kid-approved and oh-so-fun to make.
As if eating your baked goods weren’t incentive enough, creating experiences for your child, like baking, provides fruitful fodder for future independent, imaginative play... and you might just get a few extra minutes sip that pumpkin spice latte in peace. Ahhh...
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