Books Alive: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share

It’s Bonnie here from Whisk ‘Em with another installment of the Books Alive summer reading series. The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share is one of the very favorite picture books at our house! I love reading this cute book with its catchy rhymes, fun illustrations and timeless struggle of sharing with siblings. All my kids have almost completely memorized this adorable story!

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

In the book, Edward has a hard time letting his little sister Claire share his toys… until she gets a plate of fudge all to herself and he wants a piece. I thought it’d be fun to make the story come alive for my kids by making fudge for us to share, but considering the scorching temperatures we’ve been seeing here in Phoenix, we opted to make fudgsicles instead!

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Homemade Fudgsicle Recipe

1 cup milk (or non-dairy alternative; we used Rice Milk)
3 TBS sugar
3 TBS cocoa powder
popsicle mold

Add the sugar and cocoa powder to the milk and whisk well. (When we make these again, I might consider adding some melted chocolate chips to increase the chocolate flavor but my kids loved them just as they were.) Pour the liquid into the popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze… that’s it!

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

A couple of notes:

  • This was our first time using this fun round popsicle mold I got off Amazon, and we loved it. It makes tiny popsicles, just 2/3 oz, which is perfect for my little ones, who can’t finish a big one on their own. Since it makes nine pops, there were enough for my big kids to have two!
  • Our popsicles separated a bit as they sat in the freezer which might bother some people, although my kids didn’t mind it. I’m thinking this might be a result of using the rice milk, and I’d bet using whole dairy milk and/or heating the mixture while stirring would solve this issue.

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Easy fudgsicle recipe for kids... it's a #BooksAlive activity for the book "The Boy Who Wouldn't Share" via @PagingSupermom

Thanks for tuning in for my first contributor post here on Paging Supermom! I’m Bonnie, a chaos-loving mom of 7 kids who spends her days homeschooling and cleaning messes, and her nights sewing and blogging about life and creativity at Whisk ‘Em. Thanks for having me, Bettijo!