My kids are obsessed with Schlotts Knots from the Dr. Seuss Cookbook.
Aside from the fact that it is just hilarious to hear a 2 year old say "Schlotts Knots," it is actually a fun activity for the little ones.
Here is our adaptation:
1 can of Pilsbury bread sticks. Yes I know you can make your own dough, but really - the consistency of the playdoughy Pilsbury brand is perfect for little hands.
1/4 stick melted butter or margerine for brushing on the knots just before baking.
1 nonstick baking sheet
A good clean play surface (a splat mat on the floor, a kids table, another large baking sheet - wax paper even might work)
Directions: Help the little ones with rolling out the dough w/ your hands in to long ropes that can be knotted and twisted. Let them be creative -- some of ours look like piles of dog turds when they are done. Appetizing.
Brush with butter and add ...
chopped pecans, cinnamon and sugar
you get the idea
Bake at 375 for 12-13 minutes