Looking for Great Fourth of July Activities? Try a Cookie-Eating Contest!
- Your favorite homemade or store-bought cookie recipe
- A star-shaped cookie cutter
- A straw
- String, yarn, or thin ribbon
- A low-hanging tree branch, jungle gym, or tree house
- A blindfold for each player
- Mix the cookie dough or roll out the pre-made dough and cut into star shapes.
- Use the straw to poke a hole in the dough on one point.
- Bake according to the recipe's instructions and then decorate with sprinkles or icing, if desired.
- Help your kids to tie a long piece of string or yarn to each hole and secure with a tight knot.
- Hang the cookies from the tree branch, the slats in a tree house, or any other fixture that will dangle the cookies at the kids' mouth level.
- To play the cookie-eating contest, position each player below a cookie, wearing a blindfold and with their hands behind their backs. Once you say "Go!" the kids have to eat their cookies using only their mouths. (It's not as easy as it sounds!) The first child to finish his or her cookie is the winner
- As a prize, let the champion of this Fourth of July activity have the first choice of sparklers and firecrackers once it gets dark. The losers can have the honor of washing up the baking dishes. As long as there are a few extra cookies to munch on, you'll be a winner either way!