Want to see some of our treats from our Africa unit? We ended up doing a lot of Egyptian stuff, because there's really only so much you can do with elephants, savannahs, and soccer. I looked forEVER for molds I could use to make rice krispy treat pyramids and finally resorted to pressing them into a pan to make 3D triangles instead. We sprayed them gold with Duff cake spray and placed them on a tray of crumbled graham crackers and added a couple of camels.
The real hit was the mummy Oreo pops. We have made these for years so they're nothing new, but so fun for Halloween.
Here are some other things we did: visited the zoo and graphed savannah animals we saw, read about mummies/preserving processes and the kids wrapped each other with toilet paper, read about savannahs and wrote about what we learned, read about pyramids and constructed our own out of marshmallows and toothpicks, made a papyrus out of a brown paper bag and glue and wrote the kids names in hieroglyphics, watched some videos of African music and dancing on YouTube, made a model of the nile and "flooded" it periodically to see how the grass seed we planted would grow even if there was no rain. We also tasted some African food and made some African jewelry to practice patterning.
Chase has started preschool back up so we're slowing down on these extraneous units but he loves them so much I'm going to try to do them when we have time. Here is my littlest pretending to be a dead mummy for his big brother:
It's hard to be the smallest!
Mummy Oreo Pops
-Popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
-White candy melts (Hobby Lobby brand is my favorite)
-Eye sprinkles (Also available at Hobby Lobby, or Target in the cake decorating section)
Melt your candy melts in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely melted. Do not overheat.
Dip the end of a stick into the melted chocolate and then gently push the same end into the cream part of an Oreo. (The chocolate acts like glue to keep the stick inserted in the Oreo). Set on a parchment-lined tray. Repeat for each pop, then move tray to freezer for 10 minutes to set.
Remelt bowl of white candy melts for 30 seconds if necessary.
Hold each Oreo pop over your bowl of white chocolate and spoon chocolate on top of Oreo. Tap slightly against the edge of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Place on parchment lined tray and add two eye sprinkles. Repeat for each pop.
Allow pops to set completely.
Remelt white candy melts in bowl if necessary, then spoon the remaining chocolate into a ziploc freezer bag. (A non-freezer bag is too flimsy and will leave wiggly lines instead of straight. A cake decorating bag works great.)
Drizzle melts back and forth across each pop like mummy wrappings. Allow to set completely on tray before serving.