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I don't even remember where I learned the silly game, "Don't Eat Pete", but I have played it as a down time game with kids when I taught school and they always loved it. About 4 years ago, I taught it to my grandchildren. We all played it as a family and had so much fun laughing and especially watching the little ones get a big kick out of it. Here is how you play:
With that in mind, you will now understand why when I was in the store looking at the Easter Candy and I saw Peeps, that this variation of the game came to my mind. Why not an Easter version of Don't Eat Pete? And thus, Don't Eat Peep was born!
I made this 9 square board. When I printed mine, I discovered that I was running out of colored ink, so yours will have yellow on it and look even cuter. I numbered the bunnies from 1 to 9 so that when you play, you just pick the number that you want to be Pete. Then, look! I found these bunny shaped marshmallows at Walmart!
I can hardly wait for my grandkids to get here so that we can play together! Click on the button so that you can get your own game board. I copied mine on card stock, but plain white paper works just fine. Just click the button and print yours right away! You only need one copy and everyone can play!
Singing Time Version
I have written posts before about things I do with the young children at church as I teach them singing. We do a lot of activities to make it fun. "Don't Eat Pete" is a game that I have converted to use with my kids for Singing Time.
If you have extra kids or grandkids coming for Easter, "Don't Eat Peep" is great for any size crowd. If you want to play "Don't Eat Pete", at other times of the year, for birthdays or other parties for kids, I found these game boards available on Etsy! The site is called Paper Tagged. Just click the link or picture to order! In this game, everyone gets to eat treats and you could keep track of who got to eat the most and the least to give out ultimate prizes if you would like. I have played it with large classrooms and church groups of up to 40 kids! It is the perfect game for any sized crowd of kids.
And that's how it works! I hope you can use these ideas and enjoy the free printable board for some Easter fun!
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What have I been doing while staying at home during this Corona Virus disaster? Baking and Cooking! So far I've baked a big batch of Sprouted Wheat Bread, I've made Corned Beef for St. Patrick's Day and an Avocado Key Lime Pie for dessert (twice)! Since we had corned beef left over, and because I was baking bread, my mind started working and I thought about Bier Rocks. If you haven't ever heard of them, they are a free form beef hand pie basically. They usually have beef, cabbage and onions in them. The dough is a bread dough. I got to thinking that a Reuben style Bier Rock would be really good, sans the rye bread, but with sprouted wheat bread instead! So, I tried it and they are delicious! Here is how I did it.
When I made my sprouted wheat bread dough, I saved one loaf's worth of dough and wrapped it in waxed paper and plastic wrap in the fridge until the next day. Then, I gathered my ingredients:
OOPS. I forgot to show you the fillings. I placed a slice of cheese, the corned beef and then some potato bits and a cabbage slice in the center of the square. Next, wrap the dough all around the filling, pinching it to prevent leaking. Place on a well greased cookie sheet to rise for about 1/2 an hour.
As you can tell, Bier Rocks are very free form. But that is okay. They are easy to hold and eat without a mess, which is one of their beautiful qualities. They transport well and taste delicious.
This recipe is a great way to use up your St. Patrick's Day leftovers!
If you are like me and don't have little ones at home to care for and home school, how are you filling your time of social distancing? I have many home projects to get to, so this time alone can be put to good use.
Stay healthy everyone! Wash your hands and don't let these trying times get you down! Stay busy, check on your loved ones and keep praying!
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Did you realize that this is national peanut month? When I think of peanuts, I think of peanut butter and when I think of peanut butter, I think of our family's favorite fudge recipe, Florida Fudge!
I shared the recipe for Florida Fudge with you a couple of year ago on this post. It is a popular Christmas treat around here.
The traditional way to serve Florida Fudge is to scoop it out onto waxed paper.
But, with Spring on the way, I decided to Easter it up a bit!
First, I used a dome mold and made little rounded fudge shapes and decorated them simply with buttercream andsprinkles. Next, I simply spread the fudge in a pan and layered on the springtime sprinkles! I think both ways are super cute and would look great in any Easter Basket!
*No matter how many times I try to make that recipe say "3 Extra Large Tablespoons Peanut Butter", it changes to Extra Large Peanut butter. So, I hope you realize it means 3 heaping, really large spoonsful of peanut butter!
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I hope you're all having an excellent March so far. You may know already, but March is Women's History Month, so we couldn't let it pass without celebrating! We're doing this by putting a new item in our shop on Etsy!
Women's History Coloring Pages
I'm so excited to share these coloring pages with you. I have been working on them since December or January and learning about the 9 women (it was hard to narrow down!) we chose was so inspiring and interesting. And I have to say at times their stories made me so sad too (especially Sacagawea's!).
The women we chose for this pack were:
It was so hard narrowing down our list of women who have inspired us throughout history to be better versions of ourselves. But I think our little pack is a great start!
Each coloring page includes an image of the woman, their name, a quote from them (except Sacagawea) and a short biography about them. The poster is easily printed at home as it's formatted to be printed at 8.5"x11". They're digital downloads so as soon as you purchase the poster pack they're available to you! Click the button below to take you to our Etsy page so you can buy your own set!
I'm so excited to use these to teach my kids about these incredible women. Not just in March, but throughout the whole year. I know my kids are excited too because when I printed off my test copies they wanted to color them right away. And I just got them Crayola Colors of the World pencils and markers that include 24 different shades for coloring skin. This makes even me excite to color the pages too!
I hope you can enjoy these posters with your family and friends too! Who are some more women in history that you love learning about (and would like a poster of)?
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!