Thursday, April 5, 2012

Marshmallow and Peanut Butter Egg, Easter Sheep

 In order to get the small, individual packets of Reese's Pieces for Easter, I had to purchase a combo bag, that also had white and milk chocolate, peanut butter eggs.  I couldn't think of a way to tie them to a verse for our scavenger hunt, but I did find a fun Easter Sheep snacktivity from the Church House Collection to go along with Matthew 26:30-32, for today.

The younger children (ages 5-9) had a blast putting them together, and then eating them.

To make your own sheep you need:
  • a peanut butter filled chocolate egg (that's flat on the backside)
  • one large marshmallow
  • five small marshmallows (six if you want your sheep to have a tail)
  • four toothpicks
  • frosting, to use as glue
  • and optional resealable baggies and black food coloring.

 To make things easier for the children, I spooned the frosting into plastic baggies, and snipped one corner from each bag, for piping, after I had mixed a few drops of black food coloring into one of the bags.

 The children stuck one small marshmallow "foot" to the end of each toothpick...

 ...and then inserted the toothpick "legs" into the large marshmallow "body".

 They stuck the egg "head" to the front of the large marshmallow...

 ...and ripped the last, small marshmallow in half, to stick to the top of the head, with frosting.

 They piped on eyes, pupils, and nostrils with white and black frosting...

...and then we popped the plate with their sheep into the freezer for a few minutes, to harden up the frosting, so the heads wouldn't fall off when we stood the sheep up.

 We thought afterwards, that we probably should have stuck a marshmallow "tail" on the backside of each sheep.  But, since most of our sheep preferred sitting over standing, it didn't matter too much.

Matthew 26:30-32

30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 

31 Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: 
“‘I will strike the shepherd, 
and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ 
32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Very pretty snack! You are a very sweet Mom :)

Phyllis said...

Sounds yummy. The dark faced ones look a little like Arthur the aardvark, don't they?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Phyllis - Yes, I thought that too LOL :)

Ticia said...

Mmmmmm, that's a perfect snack to my mind. Reeses peanut butter and marshmallows, YUM!