Peeps Science Snacks

I’m back today sharing two fun science snacks using marshmallow Peeps!

Both of these activities focus on states of matter and how matter can change from solid to liquid and back again.  Plus, they’re really easy!

First up is Spring Pudding!

You will need:

  • chocolate pudding mix (one box per four students)
  • milk (two cups per box of pudding)
  • chocolate cookies (I used graham crackers)
  • whipped cream
  • green food coloring
  • marshmallow peeps (I think the rabbits turned out the cutest!)
  • cups
  • spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • mixing spoons
  • measuring cups

First, decide what state of matter the milk is before you start and make your hypothesis about what will happen when it is mixed with pudding mix and chilled.  Then, just follow the directions on your pudding:

  1. Pour the pudding mix into the mixing bowl.

2. Add two cups of milk and stir to dissolve.

3.  Pour the pudding mix into cups.  Refrigerate according to the package directions.

4.  While the pudding chills, add green food coloring to the whipped cream and mix.

5.  Crush your cookies to make the dirt.  I gave each student half a graham cracker and it was plenty.

While you’re waiting, it’s also the perfect time to do some quick science experiments with your peeps like heating peeps!  Find out more about those by clicking here.

6. Once you remove the pudding from the refrigerator, pour the cookie dirt onto the pudding.

7.  Add whipped cream grass.

8. Pop in your Peep and sprinkle some jelly beans (optional, but I thought they looked extra cute).

9.  Document your results and enjoy your treat!

You can find this full lab booklet – along with three Peeps science experiments – in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking here.

OR if pudding just isn’t your thing, try Peep Pops!

For this science snack you will need:

  • Rabbit peeps
  • melting chocolate
  • small sticks – Popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks will both work
  • mini marshmallows
  • parchment paper

  1. Start by making observations and writing your hypothesis.
  2. Then, melt your chocolate.  You can do this in a slow cooker on low or microwave.  I got the ready to microwave pack from the grocery store and it was quick and easy!
  3. Document the results after you heat the chocolate.

4.  Place your peep onto a stick.

5. Dip the peep into the melted chocolate.

 

6.  Place the chocolate covered Peep on parchment paper and add a mini marshmallow tail.

7.  Allow your Peep Pop time to set and then enjoy!

You can find this science snack lab booklet – along with three fun Peeps Experiments – in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking here.

Enjoy!

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