Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fun with Peeps: Peeps Jousting!

I love when Spring rolls around and all of those colorful Peeps start hitting the market. They're just so bright and cute- I'm always looking for fun things to do with them. I was so excited to hear about Peeps Jousting, and so was The Jersey Momma's Boy. This is a fun activity that doesn't require much time or mess. Give it a try, you're sure to wind up laughing!

What You'll Need:

-PEEPS! (any color or size, chicks work better than bunnies)
-toothpicks
-paper plates or paper towels
-a microwave


TWO PEEPS ENTER, ONE PEEP LEAVES!  Prepare for battle, Peeps!  The Jersey Momma's Boy and I watched this funny video on You Tube, first, just to prepare for our battle.  The music got us pumped.


We decorated a 'ring' for our Peeps, but this wasn't really necessary because it can only be used once (the marshmallow melts to it, so if you want to do more than one round of jousting, the plate can't really be used again).  Our next rounds were all on paper towels.


The Jersey Momma's Boy also wanted to prepare all Peeps in advance for battle by giving each one a weapon (a toothpick) and lining them up in 'the stands.'



You'll start your battle with two Peeps.  They need to face each other on your paper plate or napkin, with their lances (toothpicks) pointed at each other.


Place them in the microwave for about 40 seconds.  Do NOT walk away!!  The idea is to watch them. They will swell up, and the Peep whose toothpick pokes the other one first is the winner. It's fun to watch them and see who is the victor.


Yellow was our first round winner!  Now remember, I said don't walk away, right?  Because this can be super messy if you don't watch. I don't know if the Peeps would actually swell to the point where they pop.I didn't want to find out.  As soon as the toothpick lanced the other Peep, we opened that microwave door!



Don't worry Blue Peep, no one's a loser here, because The Jersey Momma's Boy decided that the winner should be eaten!



We did this a few more times, and The Jersey Momma's Boy even wanted to keep track of the winners (or the 'winers,' as he wrote!) each time.



Go Purple Peep, go!

Even if you're not a fan of Peeps, this is still a fun activity. It's so funny to see them puff up, and they do actually smell good, too.

And even Spot, The Jersey Doggy, wanted to get in on the action! Don't worry, he just  got a lick before battle.

Is it REAL, Momma?
Hmm, it smells good...
I DO like Peeps!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Don't walk away from the microwave.  I said that already, right?  Just wanted to be sure! Because everyone's microwave power is different. Keep an eye on those Peeps, and as soon as the battle is done, take them out!  If you leave them in there the full 40 seconds, THEY CAN BURN!  And then they don't smell very good at all. You also don't want them melting all over your microwave. And I think this goes without saying, but if you're doing this activity with little ones, be sure to keep an eye on them, too. These Peeps are warm when they come out and you don't want anyone burning their little hands or tongues or piercing themselves with toothpicks. So please use discretion.  I am not assuming any responsibility for Peeps related injuries!  So just keep an eye on these suckers. Have fun!

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5 comments:

  1. This is hilarious and awesome. I cannot wait to do this with my 4 year old!!

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  2. Ah! I've seen this before and I've been meaning to try this. It looks like so much fun! Sharing.

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  3. Thanks, Tricia! I hope you have fun with it!

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  4. This is such a cute idea! My son would love this!!

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