I’m a very proud Australian and so I find Australia Day an important one to celebrate with my family and friends. For a bit of fun, I have put together a delicious Australia Day food idea that kids (and adults) will absolutely love, it’s a koala in a creek!
Of course real koalas are usually found up in gumtrees, however, Australia is such a hot country that we can sympathise and giggle at the thought of a koala cooling off in a creek bed… holding an Australian flag of course. *joke*
Fun food idea for Australia Day – koala in a creek
So to make this funny food idea for Australia Day, you will need –
- Blue jelly (or Jello if you are from the US)
- Chocolate caramello koala
- Clear plastic cup
- Australia flag stickers (found in discount stores etc)
Making the jelly water
Make your jelly, pour them into individual plastic cups and get it into the fridge to set.
Making jelly is a great way to get kids in the kitchen. I really love making it with Possum (aged 4 years) because it helps her develop basic cooking skills, like pouring, as she tips the sugared jelly crystals into a bowl, stirring in the water and observing the jelly crystals dissolving like magic. It can also test patience when waiting for the jelly to set (haha).
You next want to make the Australian flag for your koala. To make this I stuck two Australian flag stickers together but left one end open. This allowed me to place a single toothpick at the end and secure it in place. So easy. Of course you could draw or make your own flag if you wanted to.
Learning about Australian flags
Making this flag gave Possum and I a great opportunity to talk about what a flag is, when it would be used, why it’s important and the overall design. What a great opportunity! Did you know that it’s original design was selected from entries into a competition? Possum and I found that very interesting.
Of course there are many different types of flags that represent Australia and the various states and territories and older children might like to research these under supervision on the Internet.
Constructing your Australia Day treat
Once the jelly has set, sink half of your Caramel koala into and add the little toothpick Australia flag. These will be a great hit at any Australia Day party and a talking point amongst children and adults.
Now if you’re keen to find more fabulous Australia Day ideas, I’ve joined a fabulous blog hop where other proud Aussies are sharing their ideas. I’ll be updating them as they go live.
Happy Australia Day everyone!
THE AUSTRALIA DAY BLOG HOP 2016
Tuesday January 5th
Koala in a Creek at Laughing Kids Learn (you are here now)
Friday January 15th
Cooking with Kids at Learn with Play at Home
Monday January 18th
Aussie recipe at Sweet Little Pretties
You might also like to visit the Australia Day Blog Hop from 2014 for lots more fun Aussie ideas!