Sidewalk Baked Smores - Fun Summer Activity on a Hot Sunny Day
Summer is Here!
As a teacher I always love summer, who wouldn't? As summer approaches we put together our bucket list of things that we want to do. this one has been added to our summer bucket lists because fall and spring are great for bonfires but the heat of summer isn't always the best. We love camping but we don't always get a change to be out in the wilderness.
If it isn't summer or warm by you that is okay try this one in the oven and see the results you get. I would do a low temp around 250 and test out how long it take the chocolate to melt. I would think that it would take less than 10 minutes. Or try it in the microwave without the foil - NEVER put foil in the microwave!
Last year I taught preschool summer school and I created so many fun activities that the kids could do. One of the activities during our camping week was to make smores. Camping would not be complete without the create of smores.
This week was an amazing adventure with tents in the classroom and camping activities throughout the week. We made a fake fire and pretended to roast pretend marshmallows. We still needed to use all of our sense to taste the real thing though.
This activity allowed us to make smores on the sidewalk without the need for fire. We did this again this extremely hot weekend and the kids loved it.
For this activity to really work it need to be extremely hot and sunny out. Mid West humidity will not melt a marshmallow even though we feel like we are melting sometimes. I would suggest 90 degree plus weather. I also think this work best on black top where the asphalt absorbs the heat from the sun. Maybe you have another surface that also absorbs heat like an old school reflective slide.
Summer Baked Smores
Ingredients per Smore
- 1 sheet foil
- 1 chocolate piece
- 2 squares graham crackers or 1 halved
- 1 marshmallow, I have seen the flat ones - if you can find them, they would be perfect!
Making Sidewalk Smores
Have the kids make their smores
Have the kids make their smores themselves.
This also is a great activity for sequencing and following directions.
First place the sheet of foil down.
On top of the foil place one of the graham cracker halves.
Then place the chocolate, followed by the marshmallow.
Finally place the top graham cracker on top. I know that you will be tempted to squish it altogether but resist the urge otherwise your cracked may break.
Wrap the foil around the entire sandwich.
Place in a super sunny spot on the sidewalk or blacktop to bake.
I really want to try this again with the new flat marshmallows. I did buy the graham cracker squares this time for the smores kits. The marshmallows don't get as gooey as in the fire but the chocolate gets yummy and melted quickly.
Make sure you have some paper towels near buy in order to clean the kids up afterward because mine were covered in chocolate goodness.