Did you know that April 22nd is Earth Day? I'm sure you did, but in preparation for the day, which is celebrated quite heavily at my boys' school I might add, we've made dirt dessert.
I have to admit I was quite surprised to learn that this year is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day - were you aware? It began in 1970 by a U.S. Senator who thought it would be a good idea to have an education forum on environmentalism. How forward-thinking was he? I'm happy it's stuck around and that my kids are celebrating the day, because I can say with certainty that when I was in Grade 2 I was not so well informed.
And, of course, every celebration needs a bit of food, right? If your kids or school plan on having a little Earth Day party, these could be just the treats for the occasion. Nothing more than three ingredients required and the pots can be customized with worms for boys and flowers for girls and using the terracotta is also an eco-friendly way to serve it up. Hurray for springy sweets!
PS - I think these would make a great alternative to a traditional cake for a spring or summer birthday party, don't you?
- Small terracotta plant pots, washed well with soap and hot water
- Ice cream, any flavour
- Oreo cookies crumbs
- Gummy worms
After washing and drying your plant pot well, fill to the top with the ice cream of your choice. Cover the ice cream with Oreo cookies crumbs and stuff with gummy worms.