The Queen of Heart's Tarts
1 cup all purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
2/3 cup cranberry-strawberry juice, divided
½ envelope (1 teaspoon) unflavored gelatin
1 cup vanilla yogurt
To make the tarts, mix the flour and salt together in a bowl. Cut in shortening with a fork. Add 2 tablespoons of cold water and blend with a fork until dough forms a ball.
Stir in additional water as needed. Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Set out a muffin tin that has 12 cups. Find a drinking glass with an opening that is slightly larger than 1 of the cups. Use the glass to cut 12 circles out of the dough. Gently press each circle into one of the cups. Bake at 475 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Allow tarts to cool.
To make the filling, put 1/3 cup juice in a bowl and sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top.
Heat the remaining 1/3 cup juice to a boil. Pour the boiling juice on the gelatin mixture and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Stir in the yogurt. Pour the mixture into the cooled dough tarts and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
(Makes 12 tarts.)
Ingredients (per child):
1 soft, round cookie (any kind!)
2 M&M's (or raisins)
Once the cookies are somewhat cool, add the M&M's for eyes and the Bugle for a beak!
1 half piece of bread (cut diagonally)
- Spread peanut butter onto one side of the bread.
- On one corner of the bread, place the cherry. This is your reindeer's nose!
- Add the 2 raisins for eyes.
- Attach the pretzels to the long side of the bread so that they stick up like reindeer ears.
1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
8 large marshmallows
Cinnamon and Sugar mixed together
- Give each child one rectangle section of dough. This will represent the cloth wrapped around Jesus' body.
- Give each child one large marshmallow. This represents Christ's body.
- Let each child roll their marshmallow in the melted butter. Then, dip the marshmallow into the cinnamon sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices that prepared Christ's
body for burial.
- Have each child place the marshmallow on their section of dough and carefully wrap it.
Make sure all edges are pinched tight!
- Place the rolls in the oven. Tape the door shut and place a guard - stuffed animal or child. The oven represents the tomb.
- Bake the rolls, following the directions on the package.
- Open the tomb/oven. Only the cloths remain! Christ's body is no longer there!
Read accompanying passages from Scripture, such as John 19: 38-42 and John 20.
Snowman On a Stick
3 large marshmallows
1 thin mint
1 mini Reese's Cup
1 6 inch strip of a Fruit Roll-Up
Squeezable tube icing
- Slide one marshmallow onto the skewer.
- Spread a little bit of white icing on the top portion of the marshmallow.
- Slide on the second marshmallow.
- Spread a little bit of white icing on the top portion of the second marshmallow.
- Fold the Fruit Roll-up to resemble a scarf and then slide it onto the skewer.
- Spread a little bit of white icing on top of the scarf (only near the skewer!).
- Slide on the third marshmallow.
- Slide the thin mint onto the skewer - carefully and very slowly so as not to break the mint in half!
- Slide the mini Reese's Cup onto the skewer. (This is his hat!)
- Use the tube icing to make two eyes, a mouth, and some buttons on your snowman!
This idea came from another teacher on the KinderKorner mailring.
2 round crackers
8 pretzel sticks
- Spread peanut butter onto one of the round crackers.
- Place the pretzel sticks on the edges of the cracker. These are your spider's legs!
- Place the second cracker on top of the first cracker.
- Spread two small dots of peanut butter on top of the second cracker.
- To make your spider eyes, stick one raisin to each dot of peanut butter.
Super Summer Sunflower Snacks
1 round cookie
5-6 banana slices
- Bake or buy your favorite cookie (oatmeal, sugar, etc.).
- Spread peanut butter on the cookie.
- Cut 6 thin banana slices.
- Put banana slices around the edge of the cookie.
- Stick raisins in the peanut butter.