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Cooking With Kids


Watermelon Popsicles
3 cups watermelon juice
1/2 cup sugar
2 t. Fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup water

To prepare watermelon juice, cut watermelon into cubes and rub through a strainer to remove seeds. In small saucepan mix together sugar and water; simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat Stir in watermelon juice and lemon juice. Pour into 2 ice trays. Freeze until very mushy and insert a popsicle stick in each cube. Freeze. Makes about 36 small popsicles.



Pink Pig-Sicles

Mix together 2 C plain yogurt, 12 oz. unsweetened frozen apple-cranberry juice concentrate, and 2 t. vanilla.  Pour the mixture into small paper cups and insert plastic spoons for handles.  Chill in the freezer until set.  Makes 3 - 10 pig-sicles.


Fruity Popsicles

1 C hot water

1 small packet strawberry Jello (or any flavor)

1 medium banana

1 C yogurt


Add the ingredients in the order listed and blend in between.  Pour into snack size baggies and zip shut.  Freeze.



Cooking With Literature

Use these literature selections to make cooking connections in your classroom:

The Little Red Hen

The Three Bears

Stone Soup

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Laura Numeroff

If You Give a Moose a Muffin - Laura Numeroff

If You Give a Pig a Pancake - Laura Numeroff

Hedgehog Bakes a Cake

Lemonade For Sale - Stewart J. Murphy

Bread & Jam For  Frances

The Birthday Cake

The Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread Baby - Jan Brett

Thunder Cake

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

The Red Ripe Strawberry & the Big Hungry Bear

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

The Giant Jam Sandwich

Pancakes, Pancakes - Eric Carle

Pancakes - Tomie DePaola

Popcorn - Tomie Depaola

Green Eggs & Ham - Dr. Seuss

Mooncake - Frank Asch


Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey

The Apple Pie Tree - Zoe Hall

Growing Vegetable Soup

Chicken Soup With Rice

The Doorbell Rang

The First Strawberries

Little Miss Muffett

Little Jack Horner

Humpty Dumpty

Grow a Pumpkin Pie - Jane Gerver

The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza - Philemon Sturges

Curious George and the Pizza - Margaret Rey

Hansel & Gretel


Other Resources

Cup Cooking: Individual Child Portion Picture Recipes - Barbara Johnson Foote

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