Center Focus

Giant Kiss

  1. Materials you will need:
    • chocolate
    • small round funnels
    • coffee mug
    • microwave and microwave safe bowl
    • non-stick cooking spray
    • white paper strip to write a message
    • aluminum foil
  2. You will need a parent volunteer to help your students do this center. Working in groups of four or five, have your kids do all of the cooking and preparing. The volunteer should simply supervise.
  3. Here are the directions:
    • Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Watch it carefully, and stir it occasionally.
    • Put some tin foil over the small end of the funnel, closing it off.
    • Spray a little non-stick spray into the funnel.
    • Place the funnel into the coffee mug to hold it upright.
    • Pour the melted chocolate in, and put into the freezer for about 45 minutes to harden
    • Take a strip of white paper and write your Valentines message on it
    • Remove the chocolate from the funnel, and wrap it in tin foil, tucking the message in near the point. Leave some of the message sticking out.
  4. This recipe was adapted from where it was contributed by Sharon Mehl.
  5. The National Confectioner's Association reports that more than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for the holiday. Share this fact with your class!

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