SUPER LEXI IS NOT A FAN OF CHRISTMAS comes out tomorrow! What do you think Lexi’s asking for in this sneak peek?
Lexi is not a fan of Christmas hoopla. It’s loud like an explosion, and it makes her insides hard like an ice cube. Too bad a big, fat holiday party at school is breathing down her neck. Now, to get out of it, Lexi has to get on the naughty list. Only one problem: Breaking rules gives her the feeling of barf.
Upon learning that Lexi’s favorite food is marshmallows, California reader,”Ygufyt,” age 8, invented this spectacular recipe in the hopes that I would share it with all the other marshmallow-connoisseurs out there. Always one to celebrate kids’ superpowers, I’m more than happy to do so.
If your child has recipe or craft suggestions, please submit them to emma at emmalesko.com and I will be happy to post them.
1 bag mini-marshmallows
6 snowman Peeps
Red Hot candies
Pour the marshmallows into a pan. Cook the marshmallows in the oven. The temperature should be 250. Turn the light on and watch the marshmallows melt. Take them out when they are melted and stir them. Stick the snowmen in and sprinkle with sprinkles and candy. Put it in the refrigerator and eat it when it’s cold.
I get holiday shopping out of the way early so I can use my December free time for fun family stuff like baking or reading holiday stories by the fireplace. The more I can get online, the better. Below are my top picks for kids ages 5-10, all under $30. Click the images to go directly to the products.
Snow Anytime Snowballs
Tekno Black Light Bubbles
Cotton Candy Maker
Mentos Geyser Tube
Bouncing Bubble Kit
Easy Dollar Bill Origami
uKloo Treasure Hunt Game
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and other Scary Things
Real Walkie Talkies
No kid should miss out on fun because of food allergy or intolerance. Though not recommended for children with severe allergies, this dairy-free advent calendar is quite easy and is a good solution for kids who don’t react if there’s a little cross-contamination.
What You’ll Need
Chocolate advent calendar from Trader Joe’s (or similar)
Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- Run a knife under the seals on both ends of the advent calendar to open it. Run your hand carefully down the inside to free the candy tray from the box, as it will be glued in spots.
- Remove the candy tray.
- Pop out the chocolates gently. If they don’t come out without damaging the designs, skip this step.
- Run the chocolate tray under hot water until completely clean. Dry.
- Microwave the chocolate chips on 50% for one minute. Stir. Continue microwaving at 50% in 30 second increments until smooth.
- Carefully spoon the melted chocolate into the molds. When finished, gently tap the entire tray against the counter until they are all level.
- Leave chocolates on counter for several hours or overnight until hardened.
- Re-insert the tray into the calendar, ensuring that it is not upside-down.
- Glue or tape the box closed.
- Give your safe advent calendar to your happy child!