Nursery activity – Chocolate bunnies

Gather children in a small group to explore what happens when chocolate melts and freezes. Encourage the children to observe what happens as chocolate drops melt in a bowl (melt the chocolate over a bowl of hot water with caution). While the chocolate is still melted, offer the children the chance to pour it into rabbit shaped baking moulds. There are some lovely themed moulds available online. Allow children to use a spoon to scoop a little chocolate from the bowl to taste. Cool the chocolate in the fridge for about half an hour or until the chocolate solidifies.

Ask them to predict what will happen as the chocolate cools down. Enjoy turning the moulds out and seeing the shapes they have made. Provide the children with aprons as this will certainly be a sticky situation!

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Melanie Moore

Mel is Curriculum Director and the author of the Cornerstones Curriculum. She writes, edits and oversees all curriculum materials and leads our creative team. Mel has over 20 years of primary teaching experience, including as a deputy headteacher. She has also been a teacher adviser and a local authority strategy adviser.

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