I loved the idea of having the kids paint their own hot chocolate, so that is what we did. Originally I was going to have them paint with brown paint scented with cocoa powder. I changed my mind and we painted with...wait for it...chocolate pudding! Oh my gosh it smelled so good. I cannot believe none of the kids tasted it! I was ready to dive in.
Then I had them paint the marshmallows with marshmallows dipped in white paint.
The finished products.
I also made chocolate scented play dough. Home made play dough is always a hit in my class and at home. I cannot recommend it enough. It is simple and there are a ton of recipes out there.
|This picture is showing it more light brown, it really is a deep chocolate brown.|
Overall, I felt it was a hit. The kids sat longer at the table then they had in a while. The thick texture of the pudding made painting more fun; not to mention the marshmallows! I think my son was the only one who ate one.
Finally, my guy helped clean up the room after class. He took this seriously. He wiped down tons of toys! I taught him well.
Have you played with chocolate/foods in your class or at home?