Rainbow Jell-O

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Rainbow Jell-O
By Katie Goodman

Rainbowjello Main
Themed snack and story-time activities are great ways to entertain kids during the summer months. What often starts out as glee — hurray summer, no more school! — can quickly turn to boredom if you don’t have a lot of activities on your schedule.
Rainbow Jell-O is a fun snack that kids can help make. Due to the extra gelatin added, it doesn’t take as long as traditional Jell-O to become solid.

Rainbowjello Boxes


3oz boxes of Jello-O, one each: red, orange, yellow, green, and blue
2 packets gelatin
Blue sprinkles
Something to make an eye on the fish frosting, circle candies
Pam cooking spray


Microwave safe liquid measuring cup for boiling water in the microwave
9″x13″ glass pan
Fish cookie cutter


Step 1: Starting with blue, add half a packet of gelatin, blue Jell-O, and 1 cup of boiling water to a bowl. Whisk to combine, making sure all the Jell-O has dissolved. Pour into your pan of choice. Allow to set in the fridge until solid. Repeat this procedure, working your way backwards through the rainbow, until you’ve used all the colors.
Step 2: After the Jell-O has set, spray the cookie cutter lightly with Pam. Press the cutter down into the Jell-O, making sure it goes all the way to the bottom. Repeat all over the pan. Pull away the excess scraps first to help remove the fish easily.
Rainbowjello Fish
Step 3: Put the fish on a plate, add the eyes, and sprinkle around with blue sprinkles for water.
Read Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister, and sing the song Slippery Fish.
For older children, have a quick discussion about rainbows and the hows and whys of their occurrence in nature. Additionally, you can watercolor rainbows for an activity.
About the Author:
Katie Goodman resides in New Mexico with her husband and two children (a 4-year-old boy and an 18-month-old girl). Learning in the kitchen, eating, trying new recipes, and sharing them with friends and loved ones are some of Katie’s favorite things to do. She wholeheartedly believes that part of the goodness in life is enjoying good food with good friends and family, and goodLife {eats} is a place for her to share what she finds good in the kitchen.

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