Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Littles Learning Link Up: February 23, 2016- Robin's Nests

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Actually, I am trying to get us back on a decent schedule so I make sure we get all our work done. We haven't been doing any crafts, though we have made some of the yummy snacks that go with our curriculum, the latest being Robin's Nests, which we made when the older children were doing Kindergarten. When we made them a few years ago, we used the stove top. This time, I melted the ingredients in the microwave.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

The Grass- 2 Large Shredded Wheat biscuits
The Twigs- 2 cups chow mein noodles
The Mud- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels and 1 cup peanut butter

The children shredded the Shredded Wheat biscuits in a bowl.

Then we added the chow mein noodles

I placed the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl (my big measuring cup) and placed it in the microwave.

I cooked it on medium heat at 30 second intervals until it mixed smooth.

Then I poured it into the grass/twig mixture and stirred.

I divided it between them, plopping some on a piece of wax paper. They then shaped it into nests.

Messy, messy...

Yummy, yummy...

I put them in the fridge to harden. They were a yummy dessert with dinner, complete with grapes for eggs.

I am lining up my guest posts for the new year. If you would be interested writing a guest post for Littles Learning Link Up one of these months, please leave a comment or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page. I will need to have your email address so I can contact you. I am looking for posts that have to do with young children: crafts, activities, foods/snacks, tips, or other ideas. I am open to suggestions.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 9 wonderful posts linked up! 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's Randomly Selected Post is: 

Shecki at Greatly Blessed shared Sketching at the Zoo.

Here are the top clicked-on posts:

Wesens-Art shared DIY Game: Race to the Crown

Tara from Homeschool Preschool shared 25 Books About Spring for Preschoolers

Tara from Homeschool Preschool shared 5 Fun Ways to Learn Preschool Math

Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared Latticed Learning: Week 19

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.



  1. I've made the "nest" part of that dessert before, but never thought about adding "eggs" - such a cute idea! Thanks for featuring my post and I hope you're having a super week!

  2. Messy but yummy! I've seen them with speckled eggs at Easter time, too. Cute!

    Thanks for featuring my Zoo Sketching post! :)

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my DIY Game
    and thanks for hosting!
    Hugs from Germany

  4. Kids love to get their hands in the action, what a fun treat!!!

  5. Thanks for featuring maps & globes! Your nests look yummy ..oops i meant neat!

  6. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Look good.


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