Read Across America Week
Read Across America Week is on of my favorite weeks at school. I just love Dr. Seuss books and all the fun activities they do at school to incorporate things from the books.
Every year I try and do something fun for the kids to help make the week even more special and memorable. This year I was having a hard time coming up with something. It again is getting harder for me to do stuff for the boys that does not end up looking super cutesy. I mean come on I can't dress them like Thing 1 and Thing 2 like I did one year or send one of them to school with a giant red bow tie...yep I did! To be fair my son picked the big red bow tie. This year I thought we would do something from The Lorax book. I am a sucker for lots of colors and thought what fun it would be to try and replicate the Truffula Trees. I had seen things done with cotton candy but knew that would not stay nice and fluffy by the time we got them to school. I decided on this. Aren't the so yummy and colorful looking?
These were super easy and fun to make.
I by no means measure when I cook. Some of you who have cooked with me know I only own a few random measuring cups and spoons.
Ingredients ( all measurements are approximate)
3Tbsp of real butter
4 cups of big marshmallows
4 cups of Trix cereal
Melt butter and marshmallows until smooth. Put cereal in a plastic non stick bowl. Add mixture to cereal and stir.
Once cool enough to handle, form into balls and push onto cake pop sticks.
Instant yummy treat!
We even made some without sticks.
As luck would have it Baby Girl received a hand me down Lorax skirt this past summer from AddisonGrace Designs. Love, Love, LOVE the colors!!! Just wished I would have remembered where I put it before I had to go through 3 totes of clothes this morning to find it. Of course it was in the last tote. Even though she was not feeling well this morning she indulged for 2 minutes....yes 2 minutes to get a picture of her. Took me longer to find the tape to put up the backdrop. Such a stinker she is.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your week.
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