Young children learn through play. When young children are actively involved in their own learning and having fun at it, they learn better. You can support their learning by engaging them playfully in everyday activities. The activities on our site are based on everyday experiences, use materials commonly found in the home, and most importantly designed to encourage children’s healthy development in all areas (physical, social emotional, language and literacy, and cognitive).


This recipe is a sweet way for children to show thanks.

What You Need:

  • 2/3 cup nut butter

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 cups crispy rice cereal

  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter

What To Do:

  1. Stir together nut butter, honey and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add crispy rice cereal and stir until evenly coated.

  3. Smoosh mixture into heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place cookie on waxed paper or parchment paper. Repeat until mixture is gone.

  4. Refrigerate cookies for 1 hour until firm.

  5. Enjoy and share them with others. It’s a sweet way for children to show thanks.

Adapted from Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr.