best of teach mama countdown: #1 — candy sushi

I know, I know.candy sushi

It kind of makes me laugh, but our how to make candy sushi post has seen quite a bit o’ traffic over the last year.

As part of Maddy’s Cheerleading Birthday Par-tay, candy sushi was a huge hit with the kids and a huge hit with moms. But I suppose it’s also been a huge hit for people around the world who are searching for candy sushi how-to’s.

So it rolls in at numero uno in the best of teach mama countdown, which I think is a bit hysterical being that this is not a foodie blog, a cooking blog, or a candy blog.  We’re more of a learning in the every day blog, with a literacy spin and some crafty-crafts thrown in now and again.

But we are a sweet-tooth family, and this is a pretty fun activity that gets kids involved and using their hands and brains.  And to this day, candy sushi is one of our fave special-occasion snacks.

Here’s the skinny . . .

candy sushi

how to make candy sushi

. . . Totally not a new concept but new for us.

Candy Sushi is my new favorite treat.  It’s one of my all-time faves–Rice Krispie Treats–along with another love of mine, Swedish Fish.  And Fruit Roll-Ups. And gummy worms, bears, or M & M’s.   All wrapped into one happy little sushi roll. . . .

Read the original post for the candy sushi how-to! (And happy, happy sushi-making!)


Though the teach mama top-10 all-time best countdown is now officially ovaaaah (phew!), I think it’s worthwhile to share a few of the other posts that came in very close to the very fancy top-10.   Just for kicks:

emerging reader sign

what NOT to say to emerging readers


game time cards

manage kids’ screen time with Game Time Cards


spooky halloween treats on table

help for classroom parents



water paint

easy, backyard fun with water


sorting egg carton

simple, beautiful sorting— fine motor and creative thinking fun


family paper rolls

a silly way to help teach kids about emotions


making connections

making connections and questioning–with siblings

and the whole read-aloud learning series

And that’s it for counting down over here–at least for a long while!  Thanks for hanging in through the top 10 with us! We’ve got a lot of cool, sneaky learning activities around the corner.

Many thanks for reading, and I look forward to an exciting, adventurous, happy and healthy 2012 and beyond!




  1. says

    Teach Mama, Thank you for this amazing site! This Top Ten list was a great way to get to know your blog. I’m addicted, your in my favorites, and my home learning to do list is growing rapidly.

    • amy says

      SHELISA!!! Seriously you made my weekend. My month. My year. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words. Thanks so much for reading, and I look forward to getting to know you, my friend!!

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