The other day I taught my boys the layers of the Earth by having them make these edible Earth layers. I got the idea from watching Ejahi’s video of her kids making them. I had my husband video me and the boys making ours. This is really a tasty project too. :)  Below the video you’ll find a couple links to use while teaching on the subject of the Earth’s layers as well as the directions for the edible Earth.

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How to make the edible Earth layers:


  • Make a pan of Rice Krispy Treats (they come Gluten Free too) or buy the already made. I made my own with a few marshmallows and a little butter in the microwave, add the Rice Krispy’s.  <—- this will be your Mantle.
  • Regular sized marshmallows <—- will be your Outer Core.
  • Raisins, M&M’s or something else small  <—- will be your Inner Core.


After the you coat your Earth in the Magic Shell sauce stick it in the freezer (put a piece of wax paper under it) for maybe 10 min.. Till the shell/crust hardens. Then slice your Earth in half and look at the layers. Eat and Enjoy!


Online teaching aids:

GeoKids is an interactive website showing the Crust, Mantle, Core.

Sign up at Instructor Web here for a FREE “limited membership” that allows you to access a printable lesson plan on the Earth’s layers.

Visit my Pinterest “Homeschooling board” for lots of ideas I collect from others online.


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Tracy Zdelar

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In addition to writing here at her blog,, Tracy also owns and writes at Homeschooling her boys, a niece, teaching high school psychology at their homeschool co-op and hosting a Homeschool Lego Club ensures there is little time for boredom for this mom! Tracy loves Jesus, her family, and good coffee.