Friday, April 30, 2010

A Little Bit About Japan

Henry's class has been learning about Japan this week, and today they are having a celebration of Japanese culture, clothes, and food.
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Henry wearing his kimono that he decorated with a tiger, Mt. Fuji, the Japanese flag, a samurai, and a dragon.
Henry wrote a story about all the things he had learned about Japan.And last night, I made {lots and lots of} Candy Sushi for his class.
Candy Sushi Candy Sushi How To:
Make a batch of Rice Krispy Treats
{3 tbls butter}
{10 oz bag of mini marshmallows}
{6 cups of Rice Krispies}
{Melt butter, stir in marshmallows until smooth, add Rice Krispies.}

Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and pour the batch of Rice Krispies into the cookie sheet. Press it down until it fills the entire pan. Let cool a little. {I made two batches, that is why there are two sheets of Rice Krispies}
Candy Sushi Line gummy worms up along the long side of the Rice Krispy Treat.
Candy Sushi Then roll the Rice Krispy Treat until the gummy worms are completely covered.
Candy SushiPress and mold the Rice Krispies into a long tube and then cut along the side of the tube with a very sharp knife. I got three tubes out of each sheet of Rice Krispies.
Candy Sushi Use that same sharp knife to cut the roll into approximately 1 inch pieces. I ended up with about 10 pieces per roll for a total of 30 per batch of Rice Krispies.
Candy Sushi After the candy sushi rolls are all cut, wrap them with a green fruit roll up. I found mini fruit roll ups that were the perfect size when they were cut in half.
Candy Sushi
Candy Sushi



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51 comments:

Kelli said...

That's it...I'm coming to live with you! This is such a cute idea for the kid's sushi. I love it!

Jenny said...

That is the coolest! I love it! Make sure you come on over to my blog! We're celebrating Golden Week with a giveaway from Japan!
http://sidac.blogspot.com
You can use this post as an extra entry (worth 2 entries actually)!

Have a great day!

Kmama said...

So cool!! Your kids must be the most popular because of all the cool stuff you sent them to school with!

Lyndsay said...

That is such a neat and unique idea! How did you come up with that? You son's kimono is also very nice.

{Kimber} said...

KELLI!!!!!!!! you are so stinkin' creative!!!
I am soooooo doing this...like tomorrow!!! thanks for sharing

Loved his story :)

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

DARLING!! I mean, really, seriously CUTE!

amanda said...

those candy sushi look good. i'm going to have to remember those! actually rice crispies look really good. i may have to just buy some to make me some. me. not anyone else. :0)

Kristin said...

Ohmygosh so stinkin cute!!! What a great idae, and I'm sure your son was Mr. Popular after bringing that in!

Following from New Friend Friday
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Carrie said...

That is so fun! What a great idea! I've never had real sushi...not sure i ever will...but I'd eat this 'sushi'! Really cute!

Myya said...

SERIOUSLY you are the best mama ever! How fun for the kids, I bet this put a cherry...err I mean dollop of wasabi on top of thier day!:)

D and A said...

Super cute idea!

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He & Me + 3 said...
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He & Me + 3 said...

loved his paper and the Kimono is so cute. Great job Henry. You are too creative and such a great mom. Good job on the candy sushi. Adorable.
That last comment deleted was me. I put Grant instead of Henry. Did they work on the Kimono at school or was that your idea? Did you use the fabric markers? because I just saw them at Target with the other Crayola markers and was wondering how they worked.

Darcie said...

I am totally speechless...seriously where are the words for that is absolutely the cutest thing EVER! I love the sushi!!! Henry's kimono is great and loved his fact sheet. You all must have so much fun together being creative.

Have a great weekend Kelli!

Melissa said...

Wow - the sushi is so clever, I bet the kids loved it...

Kerri said...

The candy sushi turned out really cute!

We 2 Bees said...

Very cute candy sushi! I'm coming over from New Friend Friday! I'm now a follower! Very cute blog!

Angie S said...

LOVE IT!! Layla would love doing that :))

Heather said...

Cute candy sushi. Cute kid too! Nice to meet you. I hope you will stop by some time.

MrsJenB said...

That's brilliant!!!! Totally cute and creative. And ps, I'm glad we already planned to get sushi for dinner tonight because had we not already done so...well let's just say we'd be eating it anyway! haha

I love the report your son wrote! :-)

The Florida Hogan's said...

Soo cool! I might have to try that!

Foursons said...

You really ARE Supermom!

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

I'm over from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I'm your newest follower :)I'm so glad I found your blog,you have such creative ideas!

Mama Thompson said...

Here from New Friend friday...love...LOVE those little sushis...so cute and of course...yummy!

lovingmylife said...

You are awesome! I want some candy sushi! yum yum

Bridget said...

Oh my gosh, that candy sushi looks so yummy! Love the paper Henry wrote, and he looks so handsome in his kimono! Adorable pics!

Nichol said...

You are so creative what a cute idea:) Love that idea and he looks so handsome in his kimoni.

McCrakensx4 said...

Wow...that is awesome what he is learning in school and what a super cool mom you are! Love the candy sushi idea! YUM

Amanda said...

Totally cute idea! Will definitely try with my kids someday!

jenjen said...

Kelli -- that is sooo cute!

I am so sorry - I am having technical difficulties with this new linky. I got the sizes figured out, but since you linked up at the smaller size your picture is not showing up clearly, can you reenter your link again. I am SO sorry!

XOXO
Jen

Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria said...

What a fun idea! My kids would love this...thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Victoria

Holly said...

Your candy sushi is awesome...I have heard of doing this but never tried it. My son studied China one year and has been obsessed ever since. I love when they learn about new cultures.

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

we had japanese for lunch yesterday and talked a whole lot about japanese culture!!! you and i are floating along the same wavelengths! (which is probably scary news for you! he he!) the candy sushi is the coolest stuff ever! thanks for this super fun snack idea!

Miller Racing Family said...

I loved his list of things his has learned about Japan. I really liked the part about it is all true. The candy sushi was a scream, I will have to make it for Trey's daycare. Thanks for always posting the best kid friendly recipes.
Have a great weekend!

Modern Style Mama said...

What a creative idea! I think I might have to steal this idea from you! I love it! I am your newsest subscriber and follower. I have three boys pretty close to the same ages as yours. :) I found you through New friend Friday and am so happy I did!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

This is way too cute!! I just love this idea and can't wait to give it a try!! Thanks for posting!!

Ruth said...

Love It!! I can't wait to try it with the girls.

Connie Weiss said...

Perfect! I love this idea!

Alicia said...

Okay, just when I thought I've seen everything!!!

Where in the world did you see this recipe??????

THis is so totally awesome!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

Love this! Totally. I hate sushi...but i bet I would like this!

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a super cool idea! These look amazing! Thansk for the great tutorial! Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Emily said...

This is awesome, Kelli! I'm totally going to add Candy Sushi to our list of recipes I want to try!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

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Erin said...

What a fantastic idea! How clever!!! I can't wait to make these with my kids. We love sushi! My 6 year old son will eat ebi like it's candy! He will love this.

Thanks for sharing!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I LOVE this!! It's so cute and fun!

JessieMomma said...

I adore your son's report on Japan! Those are the ones you bring out for the grandkids in 30years! My 5yo loves sushi... I always have to buy extra to share with him... I'm going to have to make these for him and his sisters to enjoy next time, instead! I'm your newest follower!

Heather said...

Oh, these are so cute! So adorable!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

I love this. There are so many fun candy options for sushi, it's so colorful. Bookmarking for future use, thanks!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Henry is so cute and I love the candy sushi! That is so fun!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

What a fab idea!! Now that is my kind of sushi!! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

malia said...

I love this! Totally going to do it (-: Thank you

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