Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

 

This month’s book in the Virtual Book Club for Kids series we are participating in with some of our favorite blogger friends is Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. This book is a joy for parents and children alike…it has dinosaurs for little ones and a good dose of sarcasm for the grown-ups!

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

 

As you can imagine based on reading the title, this hilarious book is a spin on the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story. Mama Dinosaur, Papa Dinosaur and some other Dinosaur (who happens to be visiting from Norway) set a trap for a “chocolate filled little girl bon-bon” using three bowls of chocolate pudding, chairs, and beds. Along comes a “poorly supervised little girl named Goldilocks” who takes the bait and traipses into their house, fully suspecting it to be the home of a family of bears. Once she realizes it is the home of dinosaurs, she tries to escape. Is she successful? You’ll just have to read the story to find out!

 

Although Mo Willems’s humor and sarcasm might be lost on the little ones, it will still be an enjoyable book especially if they know the original. This is one of our current favorite read-alouds and even Little Sister enjoys it!

 

A few times throughout the book, the Dinosaurs mention their anticipation of devouring a chocolate-filled little girl bon-bon. Since that seemed a bit creepy, we decided to reverse the story and make chocolate-filled little dinosaur bon-bons instead! :)  They ended up looking a little more like martians than dinosaurs (due to my lack of cookie decorating skills), but my kids still thought they were pretty awesome nonetheless.

 

Here’s what you’ll need (makes about 26 bon-bons):

1 package of Oreos
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
Green Candy Melts
Candy Eyeballs
Green M&M’s
Waxed Paper

Bon-Bons

 

 

Bon-bons

1. Use a food processor to turn your oreos into crumbs! I do half a package at a time in our Ninja and it works great!

 

Bon-Bons

2. Soften your cream cheese and then mix the oreos and cream cheese together.

 

Bon-bons

3. I use a cookie scoop to get the “dough” and then roll it by hand.

 

Bon-bons

4. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and put the Oreo balls on the waxed paper. Freeze for at least 20 minutes (this will help them stay together when you dip them in the candy melts).

 

M&M's cut in half

5. In the meantime, cut your M&Ms in half. We used 3 M&Ms per bon-bon.

 

Green candy melts

6. Follow the package directions on the candy melts to melt them in the microwave.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

7. Use a skewer to dip the Oreo balls into the melted green candy. Work quickly to add the candy eyes and M&Ms for the spines.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

8. Put back into the freezer for an hour. I used some green gel icing to attempt a smile, but it didn’t come out nearly as clearly as I hoped.

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

 

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

 

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

 

 

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Bon-Bons

These little dinosaurs don’t last long! I made

 

 

 

Check out more activities to do after reading
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs:

 

Dinosaur Alphabet Board Game  ::  Mom Inspired Life

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Sensory Retelling  ::  Growing Book by Book

Hot Chocolate and Pudding  ::  Sugar Spice and Glitter

Dinosaur Ice Egg Preschool Experiment  ::  Preschool Powol Packets

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs Gross Motor  ::  3 Dinosaurs

LEGO Norwegian Flag  ::  Mama Miss

Build a Trap for Dinosaurs  ::  Inspiration Laboratories

Dinosaur Letters  ::  The Pleasantest Thing

How Many? Questions for Dinosaur Math  ::  Rainy Day Mum

Dinosaur Shapes ::  The Educator’s Spin on It

 

 

6 Comments

  1. These look delicious and I’m now off to buy some candy melts – they would be IDEAL for our dinosaur birthday party in the summer as well.

  2. These are SO cute, and we love Oreo Balls in our house. I had no idea you could crush oreos in the nutri ninja, I am so excited to try that. We also really enjoy this book in our house and am excited to try out some of the different ideas that everyone shared with my girls.

  3. Love this book (probably because of the good dose of sarcasm) and my granddaughters do, too. This will be a fun and easy project when they are all here in August. Thanks!

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