Christmas is such a wonderful magical time of year and I really love to embrace it. But it can also be really full on and busy, so sometimes I like to find my boys something to do that occupies their time in a Christmassy fashion that requires no supervision. I had seen an image on the internet somewhere of some biscuits that simply utilised the colours red, green and white. From this I was completely inspired for my boys to decorate their own Christmas biscuits. This is also good for fine motor skills development.
Christmas Biscuits Ingredients
- Biscuits – you can make your own if you wish, but I just grabbed a couple of packets of Morrisons Rich Tea.
- Frosting – or something to secure the topping to the biscuit (chocolate would also work very well).
- Topping in Christmas colours (I opted for M&Ms, which Morrisons happened to have on offer.
Method for Making Christmas Biscuits
- Sort the toppings out so you have your required colours.
- Spread the frosting on the top of the biscuit.
- Add the topping for your patter.
Things to Consider when letting children make Christmas Biscuits Unsupervised
- Consider how well they will share. I let them have the same topping but a spoon each for the frosting.
- Provide much more than they can possibly need. Unless your children are super good, then chances are they will eat as they go along.
- Praise their efforts equally.