Thursday, 2 April 2015

Jelly Animals

With Mr 7 and 5 at school and busy afternoons I have been trying to make sure that rather than just being busy that Miss 2 and I do some fun stuff during the day that is all about being two.

So while looking in the pantry to see if I had the ingredients to make new playdough I discovered some Gelatin.  So I went to may favorite activity book of the moment and soon we were making what we called Jelly Animals.  Asia calls it Reusable Gelatin in her book 150+ Screen Free Activities for Kids.

Make your Gelatin as instructed on the pack ours was 1 tablespoon in half a cup of  hot water to set 400ml of liquid. 

We added it to water

Added blue food colouring

Had fun placing animals in a muffin tray

And then poured away

Miss two had great fun checking the fridge to see if they were set over and over.

Then when it came to reading time for the boys she had great fun playing with her jelly animals.  A win for us all as reading is much easier if miss 2 is not trying to join in or needs attention.

And once animals were extracted and played with in the wobbly jelly.  The goo was just as much fun.

We saved some for the boys to play with after reading and stay tuned to see the activity they have dreamed up after doing this one.

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