I spent the first four years of my teaching career as a first grade teacher. It helped my love for children’s literature grow to an even crazier level. I believe I own over 3,000 children’s books so my kids are definitely set when it comes to a home library! Dr. Seuss books are some of my favorite books and ones that my students always enjoyed.
March 2nd marks the birthday of Dr. Seuss and we used to celebrate for an entire week when I was teaching. Now I plan to do a few special things with the kids as we enjoy reading some of his books together. There are a ton of great activities to do related to one of my favorites, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, including these fun marshmallow pops!
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Marshmallow Pops
What you need:
- Jumbo Jet Puffed Marshmallows
- Lollipop Sticks
- Blue Candy Melts
- Colored Goldfish Crackers
What you do:
- Stick a lollipop stick through a marshmallow for each pop you’ll be making.
- Melt the blue candy melts according to package directions. (You can also use white chocolate or vanilla almond bark and gel food coloring to create blue chocolate.)
- Dip each marshmallow in the candy melts until fully coated then tap on the side of the bowl to remove excess. Allow to harden.
- Meanwhile, separate the goldfish by color. Place some of the lighter orange fish in a ziplock bag and crush.
- Paint a line of blue candy melts along the bottom of a marshmallow (I used a spoon to do this) and sprinkle crushed goldfish along it to make it look like sand.
- Use a toothpick to add a dab of blue candy melts to the back of different colored goldfish and affix two of them to the front of each marshmallow pop.
- Place upright in a piece of foam to allow to harden completely.
- Package as desired, and enjoy!
The kids and I will be enjoying these marshmallow pops while we read the book together next week. I have a feeling we’ll be talking about fish all week long because W is a huge fan! He’s also started showing some pre-reading skills so the book is a great fit for him these days! Plus, it’s a great way to introduce counting concepts, colors, and patterns!