Chicken, Egg and Coloured rice

My youngest is a little better today.  I am pretty certain she is teething as that is the only time she goes off her food, except for wanting to eat really hard things like toast.  The girls and I spent the morning reading books as we were waiting in for a parcel.  It arrived just after lunch and so we then went to play outside.

The girls started to get a little cold so we came indoors and made Easter themed sweets.  We followed the recipe and method from when we made Mint stars and angels.  I was going to add strawberry flavour instead of the peppermint but I was unable to find any.  Having a preference for mint over lemon I went for mint flavour.

After we had mixed all the ingredients together, we cut out circle shapes

cutting out circles

The circle shapes were then placed onto a baking tray lined with cling film, and squished to make an egg white shape

egg whitessquish circles

After the egg whites, I mixed some yellow food colouring into some of the mixture to make the egg yellow.  We rolled this yellow into several small balls and stuck them onto the white

finishing eggsmaking yolk

Once we had made some eggs, we then made chickens.  For the chickens we cut out circles from the yellow icing, and then made a chicken face using chocolate sprinkles.

Easter sweetseggs and chicken

Whilst I cleaned up from making our Easter sweets, I gave the girls some coloured rice to play with.  I added a drop of pink food colouring to a cup of rice, and green food colouring to another.  

green rice

I then gave the girls the rice and several items from the kitchen, like spoons, plastic medicine cup etc to play with with the rice.  The girls thought it was great fun.  The noise it made when you poured it.  The texture and all the different colours.  They drew in it and tried to eat it.  Really enjoying themselves and it kept them entertained for quiet some time

playing with ricesift rice

trying to eat itfeeling rice

A very low cost and easy to do play activity.

Oh and before anyone asks which came first the chicken or the egg, the answer is the egg.  Well we did not want to get yellow food colouring on our lovely white eggs.

This day I love Chicken, Egg and Coloured rice.

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  1. I love it! I used to let my kids "play" with cookie dough and help cook when they were little. Now, they all cook... my oldest daughter actually wants to be a cook and major in culinary arts! All because of that kitchen "play" time! Found you on the blog hop and I am now following. Check me out @ when you have time :)

  2. How cute! That's a great activity!
    Stopping by from Linkin with my Ladies!

  3. Love the chicken and the egg project! So cute and fun. My little preschoolers would have a blast with that. New follower...found you via the blog hop. :)

  4. Looks like a fun time. Hopping over from Linking with my Ladies.

  5. What a great idea! I've been looking for sensory play items that wouldn't make a huge mess indoors (no thanks to the water everythinggg that is suggested...maybe in the summer outside)...I think this would be fun! Happily following along from the hop!

  6. Oh my, such a cute activity and easy enough for the little guys. Linking from the Thursday hop. I'll be following. Visit me @

  7. So cute! I love the treats and the entertainment even more! Great job keeping the girls entertained!!!

    Found you via the Linkin with the Ladies Blog Hop and now following you by GFC and G+.

  8. What a wonderful idea, and those kiddos are such cuties. hopping by to become your newest GFC follower.Have a fantastic weekend.

  9. Going to spend it with my two gorgeous daughters and have a lovely meal with them .


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