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Fishbowl Gelatin

Making a gelatin fish bowl

Month 2 · Activity 17 · Cooking  


  • In small clear glass bowl (small fishbowl or vase) prepare a small package of blue gelatin following the directions on the package of adding 1 cup hot water and 1 cup of cold water
  • Set a timer to 1 1/2 hours to check for partially set jello
  • When jello is partially set have child add small and big chewy candy  (Swedish Fish, Juju, Gummi Mermaids, etc.)
  • Count each candy as it is added to the fish bowl
  • Let gelatin set in the refrigerator until solid
  • Eat for dessert or snack


Tell child to choose and add to fishbowl 5 candies


  • small clear glass bowl or vase
  • box of blue gelatin
  • water
  • timer
  • chewy candy fish  (Swedish Fish, Juju, Gummi Mermaids, etc.)
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor Skills