Lemonade is one of the most popular summer recipes for many reasons. It’s quick and easy with minimal ingredients, and it can be enjoyed immediately. Lemonade is also a great option for cooking with larger groups of children, as it requires many lemons, giving every child an opportunity to try squeezing out the lemon juice. As an added bonus, fresh squeezed lemons have a beautiful, fresh fragrance that will make your classroom or center smell wonderful! Click here for a recipe from Angela Henderson, author of the blog Finlee + Me.
With a simple combination of yogurt and fresh fruit, you can easily make a healthy snack. Because these popsicles will take a while to freeze, it is best to do this cooking activity in the morning so that the popsicles can freeze during lunch and nap time and be ready for children to enjoy at the end of the day! Click here for the recipe from No Time for Flash Cards.
A homemade icee can be made quickly by simply combining fruit juice and ice in a blender. You might even consider making multiple flavors so that more children can take part in the process of adding ingredients. Click here to find the recipe. The author recommends pomegranate juice but this recipe can be made by using almost any juice you have available.