Hot cocoa activity box for preschool

I posted before on activity boxes we use in preschool and this week, for a little dramatic play and fine motor fun, our curriculum coordinator put together a cute little hot cocoa box…

Inside the box is a baggy filled with scrunched up construction paper pieces for the hot cocoa mix. Some cotton balls for the marshmallows. Spoons and cups and “Hot Cocoa” counting cards.

The idea is for the children to make their own cup of pretend hot cocoa. First, they spoon some hot cocoa mix into the cup…

Then they add a marshmallow on top…

Click here for cards

Or two., or three, or four…

The children made some hot cocoa paintings as well this week. They used real marshmallows and dipped them into white paint then made prints on brown construction paper.

Of course, we need to try making some real hot cocoa at the end of the week too!  If you want to see some other hot cocoa ideas, check out these links below!

Foxy Toy Box: Winter Hot Cocoa

My Hot Cocoa Song on Little Fingers that Play: Hot Cocoa

Preschool Playbook: The Hot Chocolate Shop

“How do you Like Your Hot Chocolate?” graph is cute by First Grader…at Last!

And these Hot Cocoa cards were made by Melissa Brubaker of Around the Sun Montessori Preschool and go perfectly with the “Hot Cocoa” song above!

The children also glued some Marshmallows on their letter M!


    • Deborah J. Stewart says

      Click on the picture that says “Click here for Cards.” I went back and added them for everyone:)

  1. Suz Flee says

    Thanks for adding the cards. I just gave my 3’s brown paper and had them do the tearing – so many of them have a hard time with tearing but when I told them they had to tear before they put in the marshmallow, they showed a lot of persistence!

  2. Suz Flee says

    I also like the one-to-one correspondence of the next set of cards but when I went to the Montessori page I couldn’t find a way to get to them?

    • Deborah J. Stewart says

      Thank you for including a link to the hot cocoa post on your blog Darcey! I tweeted your post too earlier this evening!!