This weeks Toddler Tuesday activity was a real family affair. I was talking with Max on Sunday morning trying to come up with something to do that day when Sean wandered into the kitchen and said to me 'have you ever heard of jelly worms?'. I'd seen them on pinterest, so we decided to give it a go.
It was the perfect activity for Max. He was so excited about making Jelly and was able to help out every step of the way.
I found a packet of jelly crystals in the pantry and we got straight into it!
I really wish this next photo wasn't blurry... It really caught how excited Max was to be making jelly!
Once we'd mixed up the jelly (following the instructions on the packet), we got out a packet of straws and stood them up in a cup.
Then I helped Max pour the liquid jelly mix into the straws. I stressed out when the jelly started coming out of the straws and filling up the cup, but Sean pointed out that the straws were filled to the same height as the liquid. So I ended up just filling the cup and letting the jelly do its thing.
Max wanted to jump right in and drink the liquid jelly through the straws, but we convinced him to let us put it in the fridge by promising him that when he woke up from his nap we would have wiggly jelly worms.
Later that afternoon once the jelly had set nicely we got to work on making our worms.
Max loved them! He ate them all up in minutes and asked for more (luckily we had set the left over jelly in some plastic cups).
This activity was definitely a winner. Max loved being involved in making the jelly, loved watching the 'worms' come out of the straws, and especially loved eating the jelly at the end!
Have you ever made jelly with your little ones? Did they love it as much as Max did?