|Exploring Roald Dahl at Playtime|
Vinnie and I were lucky enough to catch a reading of 'George's Marvellous Medicine' a couple of weeks ago at our local library - the guy had puppets and funny voices and totally capture Vin's attention, he sat rapt with the 6-10 year old audience for the best part of an hour (no mean feat for a preschooler!)
He insisted on bringing the book home, and each night at bedtime we have read a chapter - because they are written for kids the chapters are short and the pages are full of great illustrations and he has been loving it. This got me excited, I loved Roald Dahl as a kiddo, and I can't wait until Vin is old enough to fall in love with his books too - but while he is interested in the funny words and quirky pictures, why not encourage this passion now? So I picked up a few more books to add to my existing collection, and as we work our way through the stories I've been coming up with some fun playtimes for us to explore.
|Willy Wonka's Whipple Scrumptious Fudge Mallow Delight|
...which is how we ended up with these. I think 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory' is such a great story for kiddos - full of spectacular sugary delights and crazy imaginations! I love all the descriptions of the different sweets Willy Wonka has dreamt up, but my favourite was always the delicious sounding Whipple Scrumptious Fudge Mallow Delight. I decided we would do some kitchen playing and see if we could come up with a tasty treat worthy of the name.
We started off with some fudge pieces and some mini marshmallows, but this had to be a bar of some sort - so I picked up some Cadbury's Curly Wurlies (I haven't had since I was a kid!) - you can use any shop bought chocolate bar but I chose these because they look like this...
...which I think are pretty Dahl-icious looking right? We melted the marshmallows in the microwave for about 30 seconds then I spread the goo over our bars and Vin sprinkled on fudge pieces (this is probably better if you do it alone, the heat of the marshmallow causes the chocolate to start melting, plus it gets sticky and unworkable fast!) then we left our creations to set a while
|Whipple Scrumptious Fudge Mallow Delight|
And there you have it - a Whipple Scrumptious Fudge Mallow Delight. They're tooth rot in a bar but I think Mr Dahl would have loved them!