This is such a simple activity but it looks so effective! It would be fabulous for a simple birthday party treat, but we used ours for the children’s desserts on Easter Sunday.
It’s also a great lesson in patience for the children!
- 7 packs of jelly in the colours of the rainbow
- plastic jug
- wooden spoon
- clear plastic cups
- large tray
What to do:
- Stack the jelly boxes in the order you’re going to use them. From bottom to top: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue (lemonade flavour), dark blue, purple. Use the purple first, then work your way down the stack.
- Simply prepare the indigo/purple jelly as per packet instructions. I mixed my jelly in my Sistema plastic jug for ease of pouring.
- (I did the boiling water part before I let the boys into the kitchen. Once I’d added the cool water, I let the “stirrer” (2 y.o) stir with the wooden spoon, then let the “pourer” (4 y.o) pour a centimeter of liquid into each cup). Although it says on the pack that it’s a minimum four-hour setting time, I found the jelly needed to set overnight to be firm enough to stand up to warm liquid jelly of the next colour being introduced.
- Continue until all packs are used.