Pil­grim hat cook­ies, per­fect snack or school party treat!

RSWLiving - - For Kids - Mandy Carter is a lo­cal mom with a pas­sion for fam­ily travel, a pop­u­lar travel blog­ger in­clud­ing her own fam­ily blog at Acup­ful.com and the Dig­i­tal Con­tent & En­gage­ment Ed­i­tor for TOTI Me­dia.

While do­ing this fall-themed food ac­tiv­ity, take the time to share with your kids some in­ter­est­ing facts about pil­grims: • The pil­grims sailed across the At­lantic Ocean to reach

North Amer­ica. They sailed on a ship named the Mayflower. • The pil­grims came to Amer­ica to avoid the re­li­gious rules im­posed by Eng­land. • The Wam­panoag In­di­ans were the peo­ple who taught the pil­grims how to get the land ready for plant­ing.

• The pil­grim leader, Gov. Wil­liam Brad­ford, had or­ga­nized the first Thanks­giv­ing feast in the year 1621, in Mas­sachusetts. • The first Thanks­giv­ing cel­e­bra­tion

lasted three days.

IN­GRE­DI­ENTS

1 cup vanilla frost­ing 7 drops yel­low or or­ange food col­or­ing 32 minia­ture peanut but­ter cups 1 pack­age fudge-striped cook­ies 32 pieces or­ange mini Chi­clets gum (op­tional)

DI­REC­TIONS

Mix the food col­or­ing into frost­ing to cre­ate an or­ange or yel­low color. Hold­ing the bot­tom of a peanut but­ter cup, dip top of cup in frost­ing. Place cook­ies up­side down, so choco­late side is fac­ing up. Place the peanut but­ter cup over cen­ter hole on the bot­tom of cookie, form­ing the hat­band. Add a buckle by pip­ing a small square with the ic­ing or plac­ing a piece of the Chi­clets gum in the cen­ter.

Th­ese are the per­fect fall snack or school party treat! You can even use th­ese as cup­cake top­pers for a fes­tive dessert ta­ble!

For more fall food crafts to do with your kids this sea­son, visit toti.com.

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