For sweet Easter baskets, purchase a doughnut for each student in your group. Place it on a small paper plate and let the the children sprinkle colored or white shredded coconut flakes in the center. Put pretty jelly beans on the coconut, and use a red licorice whip for the basket (doughnut) handle.
Bird’s Nests 1/3c. butterscotch morsels
1c.chow mein noodles
candy robin’s eggs
Melt butterscotch morsels in a medium microwave-safe bowl.
Add chow mein noodles to melted morsels and mix. Let children shape into circle on waxpaper. Use a large spoon to make indention in center. Let nests harden and then add eggs.
Just for fun we made the nests before naptime and put a note on the nests that the children dictated, asking the birds to fill our nests. We set the nests outdoors (I brought them in while children napped and returned them outdoors before waking children). When the children woke they hurried out to see their filled nests!
Children place a lettuce leaf on their plate.
Place pear half on lettuce, for body.
Add raisins using cream cheese as glue, for eyes and nose.
Add apples slice using cream cheese, for ears.
Add miniature marshmallow using cream cheese, for tail.
Follow the recipe for Jello Jigglers on the back of any Jello box. When the they are firm, let the children use Easter cookie cutters to cut out shapes in the Jigglers! Yum 🙂
Make a regular batch of rice krispys. Press the rice krispys into a buttered cupcake tin. Press the rice krispys down to look like a bird nest. Have the child place a scoop of green frosting into the nest. Add jelly beans or malted eggs for the eggs. This cooking project can go with a unit on nests or Easter. A pipe cleaner can be added for a handle if it is to be an Easter nest.
Make muffins with the children. Once they have cooled add coloured icing on top. Then place thin licorice over the top of muffin making it appear as a handle. Then have children add jellybeans and you have an edible easter basket.