Kids Testing Treat: Go Do Yo Best

It is that time of year again.  And this year, I have two babies taking standardized tests.  My Kindergartner has a full week of SAT-10 and my 5th grader has FSA / FCAT spread out from February through May.

I love doing encouragement testing treats for the sweet kids in their classes and thought I’d share.  You can do these for an entire class or just do a little something special for your own kiddos the morning(s) of testing.

This one would work great with any type of yogurt (I used the Gogurt tubes), yogurt smoothies, or yogurt covered raisins.

You can find the “Go Do Yo Best” tag (included in a set with other healthy treat tags) at Oh So Blessed.

For more ideas, follow my Classroom Testing board on Pinterest.

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Cupcakes

Easy peasy lemon squeezy (but with no actual lemon, BTW) mini cupcakes to make for your favorite leprechauns!


Cake mix in a box
Eggs, butter & water according to pkg
Green food coloring
Cupcake liners
Lucky Charms cereal


Make the cake batter according to the box’s directions.  If you are more talented / more adventurous / have more time than me and want to make it up from scratch, that would be even more fabulous!

Add green food coloring to batter until you get desired greenness.

Add baking cups to mini muffin pans & add batter.  Regular size cupcakes are great, too, but mini are more leprechaun size, plus the batter goes further if baking for a small army of leprechauns like I was.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes.  I used (4) pans in the oven at one time that held a dozen mini cupcakes each.

Mix green food coloring into frosting for desired greenness.  Mine was a completely different green than the cake mix and that is perfectly fine.  We love lots of shades of green on St. Patrick’s Day!

Top with Lucky Charms cereal.  I used the Limited Edition Lucky Charms (all clover marshmallows instead of the usual variety).

Repeat until you have the desired amount!