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Fun Activity: Finger Painting in Chocolate Pudding Mix up a batch of instant chocolate pudding. Dish onto one plate for each child (white Styrofoam plates work best). Let the children “finger paint” on the plate. Let them lick their fingers (and the plate) when they are done painting. Keep the camera close, this creates some chocolaty faces.
Fun Activity: Collage Use empty chocolate wrappers to create a collage. You could use Easter eggs wrappers as well as everyday chocolate bars. Makes a very shiny picture.
Chocolate-Scented Play Dough 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup salt 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar 1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 cup boiling water Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil and boiling water. Stir quickly, mixing well. When cool, mix with your hands. Store in an airtight container.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavating Activity Click Here for the Directions Click Here for the Printable Chart
Hazelnut-Chocolate Soup 4 cups half & half 6 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Nutella (chocolate-hazelnut spread) 4 egg yolks 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (toasted) In a saucepan, combine first four ingredients. Place over medium-low heat and stir frequently until the chocolate melts. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl, then whisk in about 1/2 cup of the chocolate mixture. Whisk the egg mixture into the soup and simmer, stirring frequently, until the soup thickens, about five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the liqueur. To serve-- ladle into warm bowls, add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of hazelnuts. Serve immediately. for the liqueurs.
Take a Survey Ask friends and family what kind of chocolate they prefer and graph your results on this graph.
Eat some chocolate and use your 5 Senses. Grab a bar of chocolate and this graph and describe the chocolate.