Monday, December 12, 2011

helping the Grinch's heart grow.

I have come up with my best idea yet.  Yes, I am flipping my hair as we speak.  For I am quite impressed with myself.

I love the Grinch but couldn't find a follow-up activity I liked no matter how I tried.  My kinders aren't strong enough writers for the "Make a Grinch grin" writing project and {no offense} but I think it looks a little odd to have the writing across his teeth.  So when Pinterest & Blogstalking don't work, what's left to do but come up with an idea yourself?!

I won't say that it was an easy project, you definitely have to do it STEP. BY. STEP. but they're so cute when it's finished that you just have to try it.  The directions are here but you'll need to visit my {TPT store} to get the patterns.

Since Christmas is a season of giving, I will email the patterns for {free} to the first 10 people who leave me an awesome hors d'oeuvres or small dessert recipe.  This will be our first year hosting Christmas at our house {and sleeping an extra 4 at least!} plus we're also having a New Year's Eve party.  Remember...I AM NO COOK so the simpler the better.  :)  Finger foods are always the best anyway, right?!


  1. I didn't think these would be good...but they are!! In case you need something a little sweet to serve!
    Here's the link:

    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. I love it!! You are so brilliant! Okay...I don't cook or bake either...but here's my pin board of things that I might,mabye,inamillionyears, make one day!


  3. Rowdy in First Grade has read my mind and is hosting a Holiday Recipe Linky Party! Check there for even more great ideas but keep on sharing...the first 10 still get my Grinch patterns free!

    Here's my recent find. I've already made it twice and it's sooo good:

  4. Kristin...these kiss pies are super easy and oh so yummy!

    I made them for my family and they were gone before I knew it!!!


  5. Very cute idea with the Grinch! The mini-crescent dogs are an appetizer I can never make enough of. I never have any left. The recipe is very easy. Here is the website.

    I'll be checking back to see what other recipes people leave. I hope you have a wonderful time hosting Christmas!

    First Grade Delight

  6. Peanut butter cheese ball? Mmm! Good thing calories don't count during the month of December....did you know that?

    Rowdy in First Grade

  7. I've made this since 8th grade because it is so easy! Pictures and full directions on my blog!
    Prep Time: 12 minutes
    Cook Time: 18 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    1 package refrigerated crescent style dinner rolls
    8 ounces cream cheese
    2 teaspoons dried dill weed
    1 large egg yolk, beaten

    Unroll dough on lightly floured surface; press perforations together snugly to form a 12x4-inch rectangle.
    Sprinkle top of cream cheese with half of dill; lightly press dill into cream cheese.
    Place cream cheese, dill side down, in center of dough.
    Sprinkle cream cheese with remaining dill.
    Enclose cream cheese in dough by bringing sides of dough together, pressing edges to seal.
    Brush with egg yolk.
    Bake at 350° 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Serve warm right away with crackers, chips and apple slices!
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!

  8. Oppps! :)

  9. Thanks ladies! You're all in! I'll email it out when I get 10 responses...probably tomorrow!! :)

  10. Love your creative Grinch heart idea!

    Thank you!

  11. Love the little weinners wrapped in bacon and rolled in brown sugar then cook in the oven at 350 degrees until the bacon is done. Keep heated in a crock pot!

  12. I ADORE the Grinch heart activity especially since Our School Family is all about helpful hearts! I am your newest follower and think your blog is precious! I would love for you to come visit me and grab TONS of *freebies*!

    Heather's Heart

  13. This is adorable! I thought the Make a Grinch Grin activity was to difficult for my Kinders too, I'm so glad I found this!

    I made this recipe for a school pot-luck, it was super easy and delicious!



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