This is Engineer’s first Valentine’s Day in elementary school, and he is really looking forward to the party! We spent some time this week working on the valentines for his class, his teacher, and the other school staff he sees. When I asked him what he wanted to do for valentines, he immediately said “marshmallows with chocolate and sprinkles!” Ever since we made marshmallow pops for his fifth birthday, he’s been a little obsessed. Of course, it doesn’t bother me one bit — marshmallow pops are beyond simple to make!
marshmallow pops are an easy, fun treat for Valentine’s Day
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1. Place marshmallows on the end of the sticks.
2. Melt chocolate according to packaging’s directions (we microwaved ours).
3. Dip the top part of the marshmallows into the melted chocolate. Swirl it around a bit to prevent drips.
4. Add sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
5. Place marshmallow pops stick down in the holes of a drying rack (or on a cake pop “cooling tray”) to set.
6. When cool, place marshmallow pops into small treat bags (don’t forget to taste one yourself, too).
You can always cover the entire marshmallow in the melted chocolate, but the kiddo and I like just a bit at the top.
Colored chocolate would work well in place of the white chocolate.
While waiting for the pops to be cool enough to wrap, Engineer set about writing his valentine cards. He went with Spider-man and Transformers valentines this year. His teacher gave us name cards for all of his friends and additional teachers/staff, so he just had to glue those to the cards and then sign his name. For the majority of the time, he was excited to pick out a special card for each person, with his interest only waning with the last two.
Once everything was done, I placed the pops into treat bags and tied the valentine cards to the pops. I hope his friends and teachers enjoy the valentine marshmallow pops, and I hope his whole class has fun celebrating Valentine’s Day together!
If you’re looking for more ideas, please check out my Valentine’s Day Pinterest board!
What valentines are your children going to make this year?
Preschool Lesson Plans for Valentine’s Day
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