Zoo Keeper Week

Welcome everyone to Zoo Keeper Week. This week we’re focusing on fun at the zoo, or in your back yard. So ready, set, zoo.

The first and most obvious thing you can do this week is go to your local zoo. Seeing all those animals is really exciting.

Another great thing you can do is write a thank you letter to the zoo keeper of your favorite animal. The zoo keeper will appreciate the thought, since they are usually out of sight.

Create a habitat for the native wild life in your back yard.

 

One of my families’ favorite treats when we go to the zoo is Elephant Ears. The line is always long, but it’s so worth it. You can make these great treats at home.

 

Elephant Ear treats (makes four)

What you’ll need:

Refrigerated Crescent Rolls

Sugar

Cinnamon

Deep fryer or pan with oil (enough so ear floats) about 350 degrees

 

How to do it:

Separate the crescent rolls in to four squares

Press the seams together on each set and shape in to an oval to make the ear

Place dough into hot oil

Cook until done

Drain on paper towel for about 30 seconds to get excess oil off

 

Combine one cup sugar and table spoon of cinnamon (adjust to personal taste)

Place mixture in flat container to dredge the fried ear in to coat in sugar

Enjoy your elephant ear.

 

Bird Food

What you’ll need:

5 cups peanut butter crunch cereal

3 cups Rice Krispies

2 cups thin stick pretzels, broken in half

2 pounds white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips

2 ½ cups mini marshmallows

 

How to make it:

Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl.

Melt chocolate chips in microwave.

Pour melted chocolate over dry ingredients.

Spread on wax paper to cool.

Break into chunks.

 

Fun Holiday this week:

16th – Global Hug Your Kid Day

20th – Moon Day

National Lollipop Day

21st – National Hot Dog Day

National Zoo Keeper Week

 

Have a great week. Next we’ll be celebrating the Summer Olympics.

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