Friday, December 18, 2009

Poetry Friday, Holiday Fun

Holiday festivities have begun! A Christmas party last weekend, my preschooler's Christmas program this morning, my daughter's class Christmas party this afternoon, a family get together tomorrow night and the list goes on.
Here's some easy and festive food fun for the kiddos.

1/2 cup dry oatmeal
1 TB red and green sugar crystals or glitter
Mix up!
Write on the bag...
Sprinkle this reindeer food out tonight.
The moonlight will make it sparkle bright.
As the reindeer fly and roam,
this will guide them to your home.

Fun holiday food for kids:
Here's a nutritious and fun snack that I make throughout the year for my kids. For the holidays, I use green and red jello. I brought this to my daughter's class party today.

Cantaloupe Jello Slices

1. Cut cantaloupe in half and spoon out seeds. I put the cantaloupe halves in a bowl to keep them steady.

2. Boil one cup of water, mix boiling water with one 3 oz package of Jello gelatin.

3. Let cool five minutes then fill holes of cantaloupe with jello water.

4. Put in refrigerator for four hours or more to firm.

And here's a link to the most famous Christmas poem of all!

Love this quote:
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. - Burton Hillis

Have a blessed holiday!
Susan Taylor Brown has the Poetry Roundup today!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I am definitely going to try these ideas with my kids. Thanks! ;)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

What awesome ideas! I've never heard of either of these so will have fun trying them with the kids. Sounds like you know how to party at Christmas!

Kelly said...

Shannon- Enjoy!
Terry Lynn- The kids will love them!

MG Higgins said...

That jello cantaloup looks awesome! What a clever (and healthy-tasty) idea.

Bish Denham said...

Ooooo, I like that cataloupe and jello idea.

And of course, what would Christmas be without "The Night Before...?"

jama said...

What fun! Like the reindeer food -- wonder if our regular deer will like it? :D Merry Christmas, Kelly!

Rena said...

What cute ideas, Kelly!

Anita said...

I stepped in actual deer poo yesterday, so I'm not that into feeding reindeer right now. :) Actually, we always leave a little something out for Santa's team. Because those guys get hungry, you know. (I'm still talking like Junie B.)

Your ideas are cute! Thanks!

Kelly said...

Thanks, ladies!
Um, Anita, you have something on your shoe...

Sophia said...

Hi Kelly...what fantastic ideas. I've never seen jello in the middle of cantelope...but hey..I'm all for it. :D

Merry Christmas.

Angela said...

What a great idea for jello! I lone it!!

Mary Rand Hess said...

Yummy ideas. Thank you!

Shelli said...

fun - my kids will love this!

Keri Mikulski said...

Sounds like fun!!

Have a great time! :)

Danette Haworth said...

The cantaloupe slices are so pretty! It never occurred to me to make something that could be festive AND healthy!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!