Family night this week goes along with our unit, The Desert. We’ve been learning about the desert and the animals that live there, so for our family night activity this week we made “tumbleweeds” and watched “The Ballad of Little Joe” from Veggie Tales.
Our snack is a variation on the sweet treat haystacks. They are the same thing, we just called them tumbleweeds to fit with our unit. We also made ours with white chocolate chips and peanut butter, as I am not a huge butterscotch fan. 🙂 Below you’ll find all the ingredients and the recipe.
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (we used creamy)
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 2 cups chow mien noodles
- Put the white chocolate chips and the peanut butter in a large glass bowl.
- Heat the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power for 3-5 minutes or until melted and creamy.
- Mix in peanuts and chow mien noodles. Stir mixture well until everything is coated.
- Spoon the mixture, by tablespoons, out onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. You should have about 12 tumbleweeds when finished.
- Put the finished tumbleweeds in the refrigerator and allow to cool and harden for about 25 minutes.
- Enjoy snacking on your cute creations!
- You may use peanut butter, chocolate, or butter scotch chips if you would like.
- While your tumbleweeds are cooling watch some of the movie with your little one and snack on chips and salsa. Have an intermission to grab your tumbleweed snacks.
- Below you’ll find some possible movie ideas for a desert movie night. Most of these movies take place in the desert, but don’t focus specifically on the desert.
- Use your discretion on what is appropriate for your child. These movies are merely suggestions and you should read and consider reviews of these movies before watching them.
- Be sure and check Netflix if you have an instant streaming option. Many of these movies are in their instant queue.
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