National Milk Chocolate Day

We celebrated National Milk Chocolate Day (July 28)  with a mini Hershey’s Unit Study.  I did these Hershey’s activities with my 1st grader and would recommend this study for Kindergarten through 3rd grade.  My tot also had tons of fun with some of these activities too!

Hershey’s Unit StudyIMG_2738 IMG_2804Hershey’s Book List

  • Hershey’s Weights and Measures by Jerry Pallotta
  • The Hershey’s Kisses Addition Book by Jerry Pallotta
  • The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar Fraction Book by Jerry Pallotta
  • The Hershey’s Kisses Subtraction Book by Jerry Pallotta
  • Milton Hershey: Hershey’s Chocolate Creator by Joanne Mattern

Milk Chocolate Pies

We started off by making a family favorite, milk chocolate pies.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. Hershey’s Bar
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 16 oz. Cool Whip
  • 2 prepared graham crusts
  • 1/4 c. milk

 Directions:

1.  Heat chocolate and 2 tablespoons of milk in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until melted.Hershey's Study (36)_edited-1

2.  Beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of milk. IMG_2771

3.  Add chocolate and beat until smooth.IMG_2777

4.  In a bowl, fold chocolate into cool whip and blend until smooth.

5.  Spoon into crusts and freeze for 4 hours.IMG_2779

 6.  Add cool spoonfulls of cool whip and chocolate shavings to the top.IMG_2815

Hershey’s Kisses Addition

As we read the book, The Hershey’s Kisses Addition Book by Jerry Pallotta, we did some of the addition combinations with our Hershey’s kisses.IMG_2805

Comparing Kisses

Materials:

  • Bag of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses
  • Big 7 oz. Hershey’s Kiss
  • Kitchen Scale
  • RulerIMG_2739

Directions:

  1. Set one of each size Kiss side by side. Which is bigger?IMG_2740
  2. How much do each weigh?IMG_2745 IMG_2743
  3. How many little Kisses weigh the same as the one big Kiss?IMG_2749
  4. How many inches is each Kiss?IMG_2741 IMG_2744 IMG_2759
    Hershey Kiss Math
    Which Hershey’s Kiss is bigger? _____________________
     
    How many inches across is the big kiss? _____________________
     
    How many inches across is the little kiss?_____________________
     
    How much does the big one weigh?_____________________
     
    How much does the little one weigh?_____________________
     
    How many little Kisses does it take to weigh the same as the big Kiss?  _____________

Hershey’s Kisses Subtraction

As we read the book, The Hershey’s Kisses Subtraction Book by Jerry Pallotta, we did some of the subtraction combinations with our Hershey’s kisses.  At the beginning of the book there are some painting of Hershey’s Kisses hanging on a wall.  So we decided to make our own painting of a Hershey’s Kiss.IMG_2806 IMG_2818

A Pound of Chocolate

We used page 27 of this Chocolate Unit Study download for this activity.

1.  How many ounces are in your Hershey Chocolate Bar? 1 1/2 oz.IMG_2751

2.  How many ounces are in one pound? 16 oz.

3. How many Hershey bars would you need if you wanted a pound of chocolate? 10

4. How much did your chocolate bar cost? .50IMG_2752

5. How much would it cost to buy a pound of chocolate bars? $5IMG_2755

Hershey’s Weights and Measure

As we read the book, Hershey’s Weights and Measures by Jerry Pallotta,we did some of the activities with our Hershey’s candy.IMG_2796 IMG_2797 IMG_2798 IMG_2800 IMG_2801 IMG_2802 IMG_2803

Chocolate Fraction

We used page 28 of this Chocolate Unit Study download for this activity.  I bought the biggest Hershey’s Chocolate Bar that I could find for this fun activity.  It weight 7 ounces.IMG_2757 IMG_2758 IMG_2760 IMG_2761

Hershey’s Fractions

As we read the book, The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar Fraction Book by Jerry Pallotta,we did some of the activities with our Hershey’s candy.IMG_2807 IMG_2809

Chocolate Adjectives

We used page 30 of this Chocolate Unit Study download for this activity. We used our five senses to help us describe chocolate.

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Sound

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Taste

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Smell

Hershey’s S’mores Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 11 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces
  • 1-2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside.IMG_2780
  2. In another bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter with white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixer and combine on low speed.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows into the dough.
  5. Chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease baking dish.
  7. Lay out graham crackers side by side in the dish. IMG_2786
  8. Place spoonfulls of dough on graham crackers about 1 inch apart. Spread the dough slightly with fingertips.IMG_2787
  9. Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven to press Hershey’s bar pieces on to the top.
  10. Bake for 5-7 more minutes or until dough is beginning to turn golden brown on the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. Allow cookies to completely cool and cut with a sharp knife.IMG_2789