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Valentine Fun Candy Making

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center:

Cooking

Topic:

Holidays

Content:

The Arts: Visual Arts

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

Chocolate playdough (flour, cocoa powder, salt, cream of tartar, oil, water)
plastic candy molds
assorted Valentine candy boxes
mixing bowls
rolling pins and other playdough cutters



Instructions:

1. Make chocolate playdough with the children.
2. Mix together 1 1/4 cups flour,  1/2 cup cocoa powder,  1/2 cup salt, and 1/2 teaspoons
cream of tartar. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and 1 cup boiling water and stir
quickly.
3. Encourage the children to make playdough candy using the molds.
4. The chocolate playdough smells like real chocolate, and the children love
filling the boxes with the pretend candy to give to someone special.


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