Science Snacks for School Birthday Celebration

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I’ve written several times in the past about the creative ideas I’ve come up with for bringing in birthday treats at school, since our school doesn’t allow any homemade goods. It’s kind of become a big thing now, and I’m afraid to show up with typical cupcakes now. When I took in treats for my daughter’s birthday in the spring, her classmates were reminiscing about every treat I had brought in through the years, and each of her homemade valentines. So now the pressure is on! I must admit I spent longer wandering around Walmart trying to figure out what to bring than any person should ever have to!

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I knew I wanted to start with some good old H2O! I was glad to find mini-sized water bottles to share with the kids. And designed these labels I designed with diagrams of the water molecules on either side to make sure they looked scientific. I also used the labels on water bottles for the Science-themed birthday party that I will be blogging about next week. (Check back! It was super fun!)

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I brought cheese puffs and toothpicks and let the kids create their own “molecules” before eating their snacks. I also found some brightly colored number cookies in the bakery section and thought they were appropriate because of all of the math involved in science but it took a little longer for me to figure out what the Pièce de résistance would be.

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When I stumbled on this brightly colored jello I decided to give it a go. Jello sure feels like a science experiment each time you make it, right? And all of those bright colors could look toxic if packaged appropriately.

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I printed some radioactive labels and attached them to the bottom of each cup of jello.

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They almost looked like they were glowing in the light! My son loved them and so did all of his classmates. Pretty sure his Science teacher appreciated the educational twist, too!

I can’t wait to tell you about all of the mad fun we had at his birthday party! Come back soon!

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  1. This looks so clever!

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