Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Solstice Activities for Kids {dessert trees}

One of my favorite memories as a kids was making these ice cream cone trees in kindergarten.  I decided to incorporate it into our winter solstice party so we could have a fun activities for the kids.  All you need is pre-made ice cream cones, frosting, green food coloring and any tree decorations you might want.  This is a great project for any age.  It's also great because while decorating the tree comes from more pagan pasts, the tree is also a symbol of Christmas, so if you celebrate either {or both} this is a fitting activity for Yule or Christmas.
each of the kids decided which toppings they wanted.
and someone was very excited to see mini {vegan} marshmallows on the table.
Grandma also stepped in to help frost the 'tree'
and this little lady was very percise about her marshmallow placement. 
who doesn't love shredded coconut, I mean snow, on their winter tree? 
pro tip: keep the batch of 'good' frosting away from the kids, they're known to sneak fingers full of frosting and marshmallows into their mouths and then touch everything again. 
adding those finishing touches.
yay! it's done.
aren't they fun?!

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Do you get the kids involved with foods and crafts? I'd love more ideas, please share in the comments below!

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