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Play With Your Food: Donut Bar + Arnie, the Doughnut

A simple way to create memories with children is to read with them. Spending time together reading develops closeness and creativity. Make your Donut Bar experience more memorable by pairing it with a delightful picture book called Arnie, the Doughnut by Laurie Keller.

Arnie was fascinated as he watched the customers stream into the bakery. One by one, doughnuts were chosen, placed in paper bags, and whisked away with their new owners. Some went by the dozen in giant boxes.
“Good-bye!” Arnie yelled to each doughnut. “Have a good trip!”
“This is so exciting!” Arnie beamed. “I wonder who will choose ME?”

I’ll let you discover Arnie’s fate for yourself. One thing is certain though, you’ll never think about donuts the same way. Years later my teenagers still have fond memories of reading Arnie, the Doughnut.

Draw Arnie or one of his donut friends. Make up a story about their adventures or create a different ending for Arnie’s story. These are just a few ideas to add your own!

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