Age Range: 5-18 (Age range varies depending on the website. Parents should preview the sites and supervise use.)
Marshmallow Peeps are everywhere this time of year. Ever wonder how they're made? At this website you can take a virtual tour through text and photographs of how this traditional Easter-basket candy confection is manufactured. (Not only that, you can also find out how Hot Tamales, Mike & Ike, and Zours are made.)
While the tour is offered by the company that makes Peeps, you'll find better photos of the Peep manufacturing process by CLICKING HERE.
Now for those of you who wonder how Peeps can be educational, what follows is ClickSchooling's Original Peeps Curriculum for your enjoyment. These links take you to the original ClickSchooling reviews with links to the "curriculum" content. A couple of the links within the reviews are no longer working. (Bummer!) However, the slight disappointment of clicking on a rotten link, will soon be forgotten when you click on all of the good ones!
ClickSchooling's Original Peeps Curriculum
Note: Parents, as always, should preview all of the websites to determine suitability of content and supervise use of the Internet.
*Peeps Math - Includes Peeps-themed math lessons for grades K-8 and a recipe for making your own home-made version of Peeps.
*Peeps Science - These websites document science experiments conducted on Peeps — some of which may inspire your own Peeps experimentation. The studies focused on basic attributes and reactions of Peeps to simple conditions and stimuli.
*Peeps Language Arts - Watch a creative retelling of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings in a photo-illustration using Peeps as the characters.
*Peeps Social Sciences - Enjoy a Peeps travelogue and watch the amazing and funny results when you tell your co-workers that you don't like Peeps. You can also test your knowledge of the history of Peeps by taking an online quiz.
*Peeps Art - The fist link here on "How to Draw a Marshmallow Peep" is no longer viable - so don't bother clicking on it. But you can still get instructions for making an incredible, edible Peeps necklace -and you can view a Peeps art gallery!
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