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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rainbow Theme: Skittles & Jello Food Fun

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Skittles Math

What You Need
bag of skittles
Skittles Math Sheets

I randomly gave each Lil Diva 20 skittles out of a bag to use for our graph.



We worked on analyzing the graph and did some addition problems using the template I made (provided above)

Then they made some Skittles patterns


and since you can't have fun with Skittles and not "taste the rainbow"  here's a kid-friendly snack idea:

Jello Rainbow Snack 

This took 2 days of prep time but the girls really helped along the way and it was fun (except for when they kept asking if it was done, lol!)

What You Need:
clear cups
jello in rainbow colors - we used strawberry, orange, lemon, lime, berry blue & grape

1. Make the jello according to the package directions.
*You will be making 1 color at a time - leave approximately 3 hrs. for hardening time before adding the next color. This is why it was a 2 day process but it was worth it - it's really easy to do & so fun to eat!*

2. Divide the liquid up among your cups - I used 9 oz. cups and poured approximately 1/4 cup of jello liquid and it made 12 cups total which were filled just below the top. It worked out perfectly.

I started with the bottom of the rainbow - purple/grape and worked my way to red/strawberry at the top.


Here we are halfway done (purple, blue & green)

 
My Lil Helpers mixing the jello

A completed Rainbow Jello Cup


You can add a whipped cream cloud if you like :)

 Then, enjoy!

What, doesn't everyone eat their jello wearing a tiara, lol!


No rainbow day is complete without some art so after tasting the rainbow we decided to "paint the rainbow"

Painting Rainbows






We hope you enjoyed our Rainbow Theme!

Next we will be exploring Spring Weather.

Bern

**I have linked this to Sharing Time,  Get Crafty,  Read, Explore, Learn , For the Kids Friday, and Preschool Corner **

4 comments:

  1. Very cute ideas! I would never get any math work done, I'm a sucker for a red skittle : )

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  2. Wow, those are great ideas for working with colors. I especially like the rainbow jello. My kids are huge fans of jello :)

    Thanks for the ideas!
    I saw you listed on the Tag Back Tuesday blog hop, but I'm already a follower of yours. Just wanted to stop by and say hello!

    Katrina
    www.theyallcallmemom.com

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  3. Good morning! Love the rainbow theme idea. What a neat idea to have fun and learn! Thanks for sharing! New follower from Fun Tuesday Blog Hop. Drop on in and see me if you get the chance, thanks!

    Kimberley
    http://davisdailydose.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love everything you did for a rainbow theme. I was contemplating rainbow jello, but it was clearly too much work for me :) Thanks for joining WMCIR!

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