The Little Red Hen: Making Pretend Bread

Good old fashioned bread dough clay is the best treat for the children during our Little Red Hen unit.

Basic Bread Dough Ornament Recipe
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups warm water

I make my dough in my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook.  I mix it until it is very much like a clay.  Add more warm water if it is too dry.  Bake your “pretend” bread in a 325 degree oven until hard (about 45 to 60 minutes.

 I put out sheets of parchment paper for each child to work with their “bread dough.”
 They spend quite a bit of time just seeing all the different ways of creating a bread item – rolls, biscuits, donuts, muffins, pizza. . .
 cinnamon rolls!
 Look at all our bread goods!
 Which one is yours?
 Here they are just out of the school ovens!
 Off the bread goodies go to housekeeping center!  It is the “Little Red Hen’s Bakery.”
 The bakers are checking the bakery and stocking the shelves.
 “What would you like today?  A pretzel?”
Oh, so much goodness. . .

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  1. I love this! I’m preparing to make it with my children now and they are pretty excited 🙂

  2. LEON says:

    is it 325 degrees F

  3. Maria says:

    How long doest keep in your dramatic play

    • Sally says:

      I normally have it in the center about 4-6 weeks.

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