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Are you a busy mom, who also signed up to be an elementary school room mother? Do you need a quick and fun recipe for the Springtime Holidays? This is the page for you. Whether you make these treats ahead of time and bring them to the class, or whether you assemble the ingredients and have the kids help you craft them, you'll be guaranteed one thing: A Big classroom full of smiling children. Step by step instructions and photos will help you (and your child's class) make these treats that are pretty enough to eat.
Fun springtime activity for the classroom
Rice Krispies Nest Eggs As a Classroom Activity
The Variations are Endless
The great thing about making these rice krispies nests for a classroom activity, is that (1) It's Easy to prepare and (2) It offers Endless opportunities for the children to create the nest of their dreams.
You do the hard part at home. Make the rice krispies mixture, and form into about 30 nests.
Then, bring the nests and the ingredients to fill them at school. Allow each child one nest, and lay the ingredients on the table. Let each child create his nest by adding shredded and colored coconut, shaved chocolate, frosting, jelly beans, m&m's, etc.
If you are making these for smaller children, these are easy enough to assembly line and create at home.
Making Basic Nests
3 TBS butter or margarine
1 10 oz package marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
In large sauepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows. Mix until marshmallows are fully melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal.
Photo from ricekrispies.com
Forming The Nests
Using buttered spatula, cut out 1/4 cup or so sized portions and form into nest on wax paper
Coat 2 muffin pans with butter. place 1/4 cup portion in bottom of muffin pan.
Allow to set.
When all are set, place them on large cookie sheets or trays to bring into classroom. Or, if you prefer, assemble them at home and be the star attraction when you carry them into the classroom.
If the Children are younger, assemble the nests yourself and bring in a treat that will be "oohed" over. If the children are older, turn it into a classroom activity and let the kids make their own beautiful nests.
Fill The Nest and Make It Pretty
This is a start, but use your imagination. The options are endless. Set some of these on the table and let the children choose. They'll make a mess that they'll be happy to clean up!
Bubble Gum Eggs
These treats are so fun and easy, you'll catch yourself wanting to try variations. Try adding a few drops of green or yellow food coloring in the marshmallow/margarine mixture before adding cereal. Or start with Cocoa Krispies instead, for a brown nest.
For A Healthier Snack, Try Using Sesame Sticks, Peanuts, Raisins and Pretzels to create your Nest.
Photos of Fun Variations from Google Images - Now That You Have The Basics, Try These Alternatives!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Arts and Crafts With Food?
Photo from alphamom.com
Do You Let Your Kids or the Kids in Your Class Help Make Their Own Treats?
Photos on this lens were found on google images.