Wednesday, March 31, 2010

E is for Egg

March 30th our theme was eggs and Easter. We started by making Easter Bunny Easter baskets out of paper plates. We were so busy that I didn't get pictures and had to take this one of Christian's after school.

Next, we made edible Easter Bunnies out of egg whites. This was our inspiration (from Stories of A to Z):

but I used this recipe from (minus the chocolate chips called for in the original):

3 egg whites
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar, vinegar and vanilla while whipping to stiff peaks. Drop by spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are dry.

We mostly just did bunny heads.

They were fun, cute, and delish!

We read two books, the first was an Easter book

and then, even though it didn't really fit in with the E theme (maybe "eek!"??), this one.
I hadn't read it before and it was so cute! I think most tiny kids don't really understand what April Fools' is all about, and this book did a great job of explaining it. It's an easy reader, too, which would be great for new readers.
For our final craft, we made Easter egg shell mosaic pictures of Easter baskets filled with eggs.
Happy Easter!

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