October 25, 2010
Easy and YUMMY little pumpkins
Here's an easy and festive after-school snack even little ones can help make: rice krispy treat pumpkins! I'm honestly not sure how pumpkiny they really look, but they're cute and full of sugary goodness.
To make your own, simply mix up some rice krispy treats according to the directions. Butter any little hands that might be helping and roll the treats into small balls. Add a candy corn for the stem and roll in orange sugar crystals to finish.
No need to wash those buttery mitts, just snatch one up and dig in. Yum!
It's Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
Here's a colorful Halloween book perfect for preschoolers and toddlers. Forget ghosts and witches, this holiday book starts in the springtime as two children plant and tend a pumpkin patch, eagerly awaiting their future jack-o-lantern to grow. Painted paper collages will capture the attention of even very young children while the simple and educational text will introduce kids to the life-cycle of our favorite fall squash!