One if my favorite ways to get kids excited about reading is it add a simple fun activity that makes the book come alive. The best way to make sure little things like this happen is to actually write them on my calendar AND make sure they are things that aren’t overly complicated.
We received Bear Finds Eggs in the mail fSimon Kids and after just a quick read through, I knew exactly what Lois would love to do with this adorable
We usually make these nests filled with eggs in the spring, at some point, but this was a fun way to bring some cheer to January and start the excitement of knowing spring is coming.
I added the ingredients to my grocery list and the next trip to the store, I was able to pick everything up, which was super exciting, because I wasn’t sure if the chocolate eggs would be on shelves yet.
Bear Finds Eggs is an adorable addition to the Bear picture book series by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. We have read these books for years and and I never tire of Bear and his friends, nor do my kids. In this book, Bear Finds Eggs, we see how friends will always come to the rescue when help is needed.
Mama Meadowlark can’t find her eggs! Bear and his friends pitch in to help and search high and low. Each time they find an egg, they paint it with bright colors so they don’t lose it again and add it to Hare’s handy basket. Will they be able to return all the eggs to their mother?
Series: The Bear Books
Written by Karma Wilson
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Bird Nest Treats
(Makes about 30 nests)
1 12oz bag butterscotch chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of peanut butter
12 oz chow mein noodles
1 bag if chocolate mini egg candies
Melt the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and peanut butter (microwave or stovetop), stirring it all together
If you microwave it, make sure to set microwave for 1 min and 20 sec. increments, stirring in between each time, so it melts evenly.
If you use the stovetop, just dump all ingredients into a small pot and over med-high heat stir until all melted together and it is smooth and creamy
Put your chow mein noodles into a bowl and pour your melted chips and peanut butter mixed over top and stir together until all the chow mein noodles are coated.
Lay parchment paper on your counter top (or on cookie sheets) and using two spoons, gather some of the mixed up and spoon it into the paper into little nest shapes
Place 3 egg candies into each nest
You can place these in the fridge if you want them to harden faster or you can leave them on your countertop for a few hours