We've been getting crafty at our house. I'm always looking for more "hands on" learning activities and I've found a definite winner--Alphabet Crackers! We've done this one twice now. I discovered it in the back of our Preschool Pencil-Pal Workbook (2008 School Zone Publishing Company) and my Lil Man loves to make these (and eat them!)
1/2 c. flour, 1/8 tsp. garlic salt, 2 T. sesame seeds (or flaxseed), 3 T. cold butter, and 2 T. ice water
Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and cut the cold butter into it. Stir until crumbly then add ice water and mix into a ball. Roll out pieces of the dough to form tubes about as wide as a pencil. Create the letters of the alphabet and place them on a cookie sheet, flattening them slightly. Bake for 15 min. Let 'em cool and make names and words with the letters (quickly--before you eat them all!) Have fun!