Chasing Cheerios

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gumdrop Tree

For our 2nd day of advent activities, we made a gumdrop tree. To make this tree, we used a styrofoam tree form, toothpicks, and gumdrops. O had difficulty pushing the toothpicks into the tree, so that was my job :) We really had a good time making this tree while listening to Christmas music :) The whole time we were making the tree, I kept thinking that it would be so much easier if the toothpicks were cut in half. For some reason, I didn't break them, but just kept using the whole toothpicks. We had to stop working to eat supper (and O had lost interest), so we finished it the next morning. I broke the toothpicks in half, and it was 1000 times easier!!! I don't know why I didn't do it earlier. Obviously, my brain was turned off :) We also enjoyed tasting the gumdrops. O tasted a few and said "O not like it. It's ucky!" Then she'd try another one... More than anything she enjoyed feeding me red gumdrops!

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O is VERY proud of our finished gumdrop tree!

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8 comments:

  1. I've also tried this with wrapped lollipops, when I was a preschool teacher. It was great to give out the lollipops at the end of the day to each of the kids.

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  2. My girls would love this! We will have to add it to our list of activities for next week.

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  3. AWESOME idea! Definitely one to add to my list for next year.

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  4. su.per. cute! I will be mentioning this post in my sunday links post!

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  5. Wonderful idea. I am going to try this with my 3 yr old. Thank you for sharing!

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