So... my family LOVES desserts. I'm not the biggest dessert fan, but I've been instructed to simply understand that desserts are a necessity here. Since they are (periodically) required in order to ensure our homeschool remains functional, we often find ourselves creating food and art along our journey.
Cooking doesn't have to be a chore, especially in the homeschool arena. Cooking should be considered "creating art in the kitchen." It becomes a fun activity if viewed as either an academic assignment or subject, or as edible art! We enjoy making edible creations as often as our diets will healthily allow.
Our most recent favorite has become Chocolate Acorns, which we stumbled upon on Pinterest. There are several versions, but we've combined parts from different recipes and made it our own. Here's our recipe below.
1/2 cup Mini Chocolate chips (melted)
50 Mini Chocolate Chips
50 Milk Chocolate Hershey's Kisses
50 Mini Nilla Wafer Cookies
Not only is this a fun project to make over and over together, and not just for the holidays as some recipes suggest, but various academic elements can be infused into this "project" depending on the ages of your students. For little ones, they can be encouraged to practice counting to 50 a few times (MATH). For older kids, they can engage in pronouncing the various ingredients listed on the packaging (LANGUAGE ARTS). Some kids may enjoy drawing a picture of a few acorns as they take a snack break (ART). Remember to be creative.
We hope you enjoy our favorite, sweet and crunchy, year-round chocolate acorn treat as much as the folks at ArtEase! seem to. Be sure to visit back next week for another great art project. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.. Enjoy! :)