Thursday, August 9, 2012

Celebrate National S'mores Day

 August 10, 2012 is National S'mores Day! What a wonderful day to celebrate. I just love silly holidays. It creates memories, traditions and brings families together.
As much as I love the idea of eating s'mores all day.....that's just not going to happen. So, to start our celebration off right and with a little less sugar I made a pretend s'mores kit for the kids.

 Here's how I did it:

1. Build a pretend campfire with rocks, paper rolls, sticks, tissue paper and battery tea lights, if you have them.
2. Cut sheets of brown and tan felt into rectangles for the chocolate bars and graham crackers.
3. Give the kids cotton balls and sticks for the roasting.

They are now ready to get to some serious s'mores making and this was so easy to set up with things that most of us have already. This is a great opportunity for some fun pretend play. I bet a really darling s'mores felt set can be made with some extra time, but this was kind of a last minute thing. Next year I WILL prepare!

Now, I am not that evil of a hippie mother to force my sugar hungry children to only make fake s'mores all day and dream of the sugar they might be having at the neighbors house on National S'mores Day! So, I will leave you with 10 crazy s'mores recipes from Bon Appetit. Enjoy!!

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