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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Pyramids of Giza...A Fun Rice Crispy Treat!

Since we are studying Ancient Egypt in our homeschool (and we will continue to do so for a while because we are having so much fun!), I thought it would be fun to make the Pyramids of Giza out of Rice Crispy treats.

To make the pyramid treats, I combined rice crispies, melted marshmallows, and  melted butter (I didn't measure anything) and pressed it into a pyramid sand mold.  I hid m & m treasures throughout the pyramids.

This was a simple and fun activity, but the girls were SO involved in playing with their Kaya (American Girl) paper dolls that they were (shockingly) not interested in helping me make the pyramids until I was almost finished.

O(6) arranged the pyramids on the tray, and they helped spread the brown sugar sand around the pyramids.  They were VERY excited to eat these delicious pyramids!

We used the pyramid mold that is made by Hape.  It is a little smaller than I was hoping, but it worked perfectly.  We've also had fun making sand pyramids on our beach, and  I have a few other fun activities planned for this pyramid.

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  1. Fun! We're back to the beginning, studying ancient Egypt again this year. We may have to do this :)

  2. This looks so fun! I've been wanting to do some pyramid/Egypt stuff with my little guy -- and to show him some photos, since his dad and I met in Egypt while we were studying abroad.

  3. They turned out great. We are making a Rice Krispie history treat this week, too, but for a very different time in history.

  4. What a great idea to use the mold.