Morning Tea with Spot

25 Jun

We have been participating in the My Little BookcaseLittle Book Adventure“. Each month, a project is set related to reading with children. You have the month to complete it. It is all about developing a love of reading for children and as a book lover I was keen to be involved…

This month the project was to “Dine with a book Character“. It is all about getting kids into the kitchen and preparing something to eat for a favourite book character. My little man absolutely loves Spot, so when I asked him if he would like to have morning tea with Spot he was very excited!

I asked Thomas what he thought Spot would like to eat. His answer was “Rice bubbles like Bell eats”. Bell is the little dog who lives across the road – her dog biscuits do look a little rice bubble like. Obviously that wouldn’t have involved a lot of cooking so I suggested we try and find a recipe with rice bubbles in it. We found a recipe on the back of the rice bubbles box. Thomas told me Spot also likes to eat bones. So we decided to combine the 2.

First of all we made an invitation to give to Spot…

I picked up a cheap plastic dog bowl and these fantastic foam letters and thought we could decorate a dog bowl for Spot to use for morning tea. Thomas enjoyed looking for the letters in Spots name and gluing them on the bowl. We also made a bowl for Bell because she was also invited to morning tea with Spot.

Then it was time to get into the kitchen… I wrote out this recipe for Thomas as I had combined a few different recipes. He enjoyed measuring out the rice bubbles and tasting the marshmallows :-).

Rice Bubble Slice


6 cups rice bubble

1/2 cup dessicated coconut

200 g white marshmallows

50 g butter

2 tablespoons honey


Line a lamington tin with baking paper.

Place rice bubbles and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine.

Place marshmallows, butter and honey in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until  marshmallows have melted.

Mix marshmallow mixture into rice bubbles quickly until all combined.

Place mixture into prepared tin and flatten with your hand or with the back of a spoon. If mixture starts to stick, wet spoon slightly.

Place slice into refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes or until set. Cut into squares or use a shape cutter for different shapes. We used the bone shape. Cutting the shapes out was quite difficult.


Spot loved his morning tea in the sun!


3 Responses to “Morning Tea with Spot”

  1. Jackie Small (@littlebookcase) June 25, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    I love that Thomas used his prior knowledge to help him decide what you should cook for spot. Looks yummy. I love the dog-bone idea! Clever.

    • cookwithkids June 25, 2012 at 6:36 am #

      I thought that was pretty clever too. It’s funny what they notice and think!

  2. Leah McGinley July 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Another great day! Belli is still uses her special bowl 🙂

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