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Track Treats: Kid's Kitchen Creation

Updated: Jan 26

ALL ABOARD!


Riding The Rails


It was a big undertaking, but I was ready to get the engine moving on a homeschool lesson all about the Transcontinental Railroad!

We've done so many unique and engaging learning adventures, but there are some topics so rich in history (admittedly not one of my stronger subjects) that I feel they attempt to make me doubt if I am equipped to teach on it.

With a deep exhale, I remind myself of the beauty of homeschool;

I don't have to know it all to teach it.

I'll spark the learning adventure,

and we will learn {relearn} it together!


Creating a lesson that invited fun, core learning concepts, and the history of the railroad proved to be a challenge that I fell in love with, and with so much to use to make an immersive unit study, my planning was moving along like a freight train!


But first, a kitchen creation to introduce our week's topic!

This hands-on activity was easy to create, and aided our learning all about the parts of the railroad.


Creating, eating, and learning...a sweet combination!


Enjoy Your Track Treat While Reviewing Parts Of The Track.

Get The FREE Paired "Piece By Piece" Railroad Labeling Sheet HERE!



Climb Aboard The Complete Transcontinental Railroad Unit, Full of Activities, Games, Worksheets, and More HERE!

 

Track Treats



What You'll Need:


Chocolate Pirouette Wafer Cookies

M&M's

Vanilla Wafer Sticks

Chocolate Candy Melts

Trail Mix (optional)


Let's Make It!


Step 1: Lay the track. Place four wafer sticks

out horizontally, leaving small gaps between each stick.

Transcontinental Railroad Unit:Kitchen Creation Track Treats

Step 2: Place a handful of chocolate candy

melts into a microwaveable bowl, and heat until melted.


Step 3: Using the melted chocolate, dab small amounts on either side of each wafer. Ensure to leave a large enough space on the right and left sides of each wafer's edge to allow for the M&Ms placement.


Step 4: Lay the Pirouette cookie sticks over the chocolate. Adjust the wafers if needed to meet the length of the Pirouette cookie.


Step 5: Once the Pirouette cookies have been added, drizzle a small amount of melted chocolate over each Pirouette, to further secure the cookie to the wafer.


Step 6: Use small drops of the melted

chocolate along the edges of the wafers

Transcontinental Railroad Unit: Kitchen Creation Track Treats

to attach the "spikes", or M&Ms.


Step 7: Allow the chocolate to set/harden.


Step 8: As an optional display, pour the trail

mix on a cutting board to serve as the "ballast" around the Track Treats.


ENJOY!




Enjoy Your Track Treats While Reviewing Parts Of The Track.

Get The FREE Paired "Piece By Piece" Railroad Labeling Sheet HERE!

Transcontinental Railroad Unit: Kitchen Creation
A tasty way to learn!

Climb Aboard The Complete Transcontinental Railroad Unit, Full of Activities, Games, Worksheets, and More HERE!


 

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