Fun Dessert for Kids

What You Need:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Chilled bowl
  • Two vanilla wafer cookies or sandwich cookies
  • Jelly beans (one red, two black)
  • Two brown M&Ms (Skittles or jelly beans can be used instead)
  • Sprinkles

What You Do:

  1. Help your child put a rounded scoop of ice cream into a chilled bowl.
  2. As you help your child create a face, ask him to name each part. Start a discussion by asking questions such as, “How many eyes does a mouse have?” or “What color nose should the mouse have?”
  3. Have your child carefully place two cookies into the top of the ice cream to create ears.
  4. Encourage your child to add a red jelly bean for the nose, two black jelly beans for the eyes, and chocolate sprinkles for the whiskers.

Did You Know?

Did you know that a female mouse is called a “doe” and a male mouse is called a “buck?” A baby mouse is called a “pinky” or “kitten.” Mice have tails that are as long as their body!

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