Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2013


Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Why do I always think
Jello will be easier than cookies?

Yep, it’s Jello time again. This year I decided to just cut up the alternate colors in cubes and throw them in the pan. Again, the poured stuff was too warm and melted the bricks, and again I spilled Jello all over the floor and the bottom of the fridge, but one thing I know about preschoolers: They will not care.

This was crazy satisfying to do.

Midway through.

I had a little help, too. I hope the kids like a bit of cat hair in their snack.


Ralph is lying in a puddle of Jello. Not kidding.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

  1. Lloyd Said on:

    As a bonus, I got to eat the left over jello squares.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Not only yummy….but oh so colorful! Do you do any teaching with these treats (about shapes or colors or the high spilling factor of jello) or can the kids just gobble them down.


    • Lauren Said on:

      The morning is a fairly well-controlled whirlwind, but no teaching happens. It’s a snack table for four and I ask, ‘Do you want milk?’ (yes) ‘Pink milk or regular milk?’ (pink milk/add drop of food coloring to milk) Slap a slab of jello on a plate, push a heart cookie cutter into it quick, and on to the next customer. 🙂


  3. Brad Said on:

    I haven’t eaten Jello in years. Years, I tell you. I should make some today. Except I think I’ll be full of candy already. That’s one thing about working at a grade school instead of a 6th through 12th school -- lots of parties. Woo hoo!


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    MY Valentine made a scrumptious cherry pie! And it tastes sooooo good!


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