SLEEP OVER magic… magic beans

What would an extended sleep over be without a little magic?  My very dear friend Erin saw this post about Magic Jelly Beans and thought of me… awe I love when friends pass on great links.

I love, love, loved the idea but knew immediately that I did not want to give M and M a giant sucker.  I was also pretty sure that we didn’t want to give 5 kids under 7 that much sugar all at once.  (As that wouldn’t make a very fun sleepover for us adults.)  Hubs and I put our heads together and came up with a super fun, sugar free version of this special magic treat!

I “found” this bag of magic beans in the art box… the kids passed it around and examined its contents.

Following the directions we immediately ran outside and found a place to dig.

All 5 kids took turns digging the hole.

In went the beans.

Then we waited….

(Hubs ducked out and quickly “planted” the bean stalk.)

YEAH!!! What a fun magic treat!

Even Little J enjoyed the magic.

p.s. Little M dug up a jelly bean and ate it. (I know gross!) The girls became convinced that there was a magic beanstalk growing inside of her.  They cared for her for hours, of course they also gave her a lot of water.  Hmmmm.

p.s.s. If you are reading this thinking that a cup full of ice cream isn’t much less sugar than a giant sucker… you are right.  My sister bought the ice cream, told the kids about it and then took off to Hawaii… whatever! 😉


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