Welcoming Spring With Crafts + Treats

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Since beginning our homeschool journey in January we’ve completed three units – ocean life, a short Valentine’s celebration and fire safety. Well, I should also say that there was a 2 week sick break in there too – so lame. Next up is a study of Easter and then by request, Jemma said she wants to learn about “trees, worms, grass, sky and sun”. Yep, I’ve got my work cut out for me … by a 3 year old. I think we’ll call it Spring Nature Exploration or something like that :)

This week I donned my garage clogs and gathered the Easter decor box from the storage shelves. We unearthed pretend bunnies, our Easter Scripture cards, many, many plastic eggs and best of all, the egg dying kit. With a little explanation, Jemma couldn’t wait to begin making our hard-boiled eggs “fancy”. My girl LIVES for projects.

Homeschooling has been teaching me much more than I’ve been teaching Jemma. Lately, I’ve really been focusing on stepping back and allowing her independence to lead. She is capable of so much more than I give her credit for. Take egg dying for example. We took off her princess dress – because Belle ain’t got no time for food coloring splatters, set up our station, I dyed one egg, talking through each step and then handed everything over to her. She mimicked me flawlessly and proceeded to beautifully dye 16 eggs!


She spent over an hour plopping eggs, checking their color, exclaiming her surprise and depositing them into the egg carton to dry. And when a mama finds an activity that grabs the littles attention for that long, I sneak away.


I popped into the kitchen and mixed up a fun rainbow treat to match our growing rainbow of eggs. Max was quickly by my side, because … food. And since this is a low heat recipe, he got to try his hand at a little stirring which he thought was the bee’s knees. Or should I say, the egg’s yolk? Bad joke, I know, I know.

Anyways, on to the deliciousness that is Fruity Pebbles Crisp Squares …

FRUITY PEBBLES CRISP SQUARES


Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups of Fruity Pebbles – on sale at Walgreens for $1.99 from 3/30-4/5!

Directions

  • Over low heat in a large saucepan, melt butter.
  • Add marshmallows and stir.
  • Once combined, remove from heat and immediately stir in Fruity Pebbles. 
  • Lay a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and turn out the Fruity Pebbles mixture on to it.
  • Press into an even rectangle, allow to cool, cut and serve!
As Jemma finished up her eggs I delivered our much anticipated treat and the snacking commenced. With Max in charge of portions, Daddy is lucky there were any left when he got home! And let’s be honest, what am I snacking on while I type right now?


So, there you have it – the perfect treat to accompany Easter egg dying shenanigans! And don’t forget Walgreens has Fruity Pebbles for just $1.99 through April 5th (while supplies last)that’s stock up price!


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Comments

  1. Bianca says

    3 things: #1 I adore the moon and star spoon! #2 yippee for no corn syrup in your recipe!! #3 I can't wait to start teaching P about Easter and incorporating our chickens into a lesson. I'm starting to stockpile our eggs so that we can dye our own :) I wonder if brown eggs will affect the color.

  2. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Answers just for you …The spoon was my grandma's – I adore it and always will :)Agreed on corn syrup – #buttaforlifeI didn't have luck dying brown eggs … had to grocery shop specifically for white ones :/

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