Last month I shared how I’ve been developing my own curriculum when it comes to holiday themed school units for my preschoolers (with a lot of help from Pinterest).
It’s time now for me to share something from our St. Patrick’s Day “studies.”
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St. Patrick’s Day was only a big holiday for me when we lived in the FL panhandle because my best friend was (I mean, she still is) Irish and we celebrated 4 SPDs together in a row. Quite fun.
I admit I know nothing really about the holiday. Yes, I could go google that right now, but I’m not going to; let’s be real.
But hey. I ordered two books to fit the holiday off Amazon (funnily enough the library didn’t have materials left for me to check out!) and we’ve read them 8 times today (aka yesterday). Guess they’re a hit: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! and Ten Lucky Leprechauns. (Personally, I prefer the latter.)
Firecracker absolutely loves rainbows so I knew we’d have to focus on the “pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow” idea of the holiday. He doesn’t get it. (Hey, I don’t either, kid.) But a rainbow activity and craft – he’s all for it.
We made rainbow paper chains and learned about how staplers work – quite an interesting machine! “I’m very curious about the stapler.” These cute crafts act as my prop for the star of the show – the Rainbow Marshmallow Treats.
Think Rice Krispie Treat made with Trix cereal.
I know marshmallow treats made with Lucky Charms are incredibly popular this time of year, and rightfully so, but I wanted to go a slightly different route this week. They’re definitely fun, festive, and applicable more than once a year – they’d be great for birthday parties!
Rainbow Marshmallow Treats
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- 1 box Trix cereal
- Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pot over medium heat. Stir until smooth.
- Remove from heat and fold in the cereal, mixing until cereal is fully coated.
- Press into a greased casserole dish and let set before cutting into squares.
6 thoughts on “Rainbow Marshmallow Treats”
Love those paper chains! I don’t think Evan has ever actually used a stapler.
These look so fun!! What a great treat for kids.
Awwww. Very cute! I bet the kids loved these.
I can just imagine how crunchy these must be!!!
Thanks so much for linking this to First Monday Favorites. I’m tempted to go buy some Trix cereal and then find some kids to make this for.
Thanks so much.