Monday, July 18, 2011

Little Books for Little Cooks ~ Crushed Rainbow Ice

Little Books for Little Cooks

Crushed Rainbow Ice


Enjoy a fun rainbow colored crushed ice treat on a warm summer day!

The Book Before You Cook…


Elmer and the Rainbow

by David McKee

Summary: Elmer, the patchwork elephant, and the rest of the animals are concerned when they realize that the rainbow has lost its colors. Wanting to help, Elmer searches for the end of the colorless rainbow so that he can give it his own colors. Follow along to see what happens if he gives the rainbow his own colors.

When It’s Time to Cook…

You’ll need:

  • rainbow colored drinks (for example: Gatorade or Kool-aid in colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • ice trays
  • plastic bags
  • hammer
  • clear glass or clear plastic cup
  • straw

To Make:

  1. Pour each of the colored drinks into ice trays and freeze.
  2. Place each set of colored cubes in a separate plastic bag.
  3. Use a hammer to crush each bag of cubes.
  4. Pour each bag of colored crushed cubes into the glass/cup in the following order: purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, then red
  5. Add a straw and enjoy!

Little Books for Little Cooks is a monthly feature that focuses on creating some edible fun with your little one.   We will share a fun book to read with your little one along with a cooking activity to do that ties in with the featured book. Sometimes there may be actual cooking involved…and sometimes just fun!


Holly said...

I love this idea and I'm sure my little one would too!

Melissa said...

What a super cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey Croston said...

I LOVE Elmer!  We read this story when I taught K, didn't realize there were others.  I'll be looking for it at the library.  Thanks for sharing!