Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Treats



We are currently reading The Easter Chick by Geraldine Elschner.  Hilda the hen laid an egg and waits weeks for her baby to hatch.  One day she hears a voice from inside the egg asking, "Mother, when is Easter?".  Hilda is not sure because the date seems to change every year.  The little chick wants to hatch on Easter Sunday to be a true Easter chick, so Hilda sets out on a mission to find out how to determine when it will be Easter.  Luckily, the wise old owl offers up an answer to help the little chick.  This is a nice book to help children understand why the date changes.  The book also offers hidden bunnies to be found throughout the book, as well as religious symbols (a church, three crosses on a hill in the background).  


I thought it would be fun to make a hatching chick treat.  I made marshmallow crispy treats in the shape of eggs and arranged marshmallow chicks hatching out of the eggs.


I also used cookie cutters to make marshmallow crispy bunnies with candy, sugar, and icing eyes, noses, whiskers, and ears.





10 comments:

  1. Cute, I'm guessing this will be a hit with one, but not the other :)

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  2. That sounds like a cute book. I love krispy treats. Fax me one!

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  3. We have this book too right now from the library. The treat looks super cute.

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  4. That sounds like a really sweet book. We will have to check the library for it. The snack looks yummy!

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  5. That book sounds sweet, and I love your craft snack - what lucky kids you have!

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  6. I'll need to look for that book. :)

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  7. I love the little peep chick in the nest. Great idea!
    Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

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  8. Christy - I always love coming here and finding new books for us to explore, not to mention the adorable snacks that go with them ;)

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