Here are pics of what was perhaps the most popular playgroup activity so far: making Paula Deen's famous cheese biscuits. This is a tremendously fun and messy activity to do with toddlers.
Here's the recipe for any who are interested:
Paula Deen’s Cheese Biscuits
1 cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp sugar
½ of 1/3 cup shortening!
2-3 handfuls of cheese
½ c buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening until it resembles cornmeal. Add cheese. Stir in buttermilk all at once just until blended. Do not overstir.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a well-greased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 12-15 minutes.