My kids LOVE to help in the kitchen.
I enjoy having them most of the time.
It does take longer to make anything and given their ages, everything requires supervision and oversight.
Sometimes it’s nice to have something they can make ALL on their own.
That’s where Mother Goose Time recipe cards come into play.
The ingredients are simple and the instructions include easy to follow pictures, perfect for beginning and non-readers.
They love having a snack they can prepare all on their own and I love the minimal supervision that’s required.
The kale and spinach they consumed in the recipe I’m sharing below are just a nice side benefit!
Here’s an example of a recipe card included with this month’s curriculum theme: At the Pond.
- Black beans
- Clear zip bags
**Always wash hands and workspace before handling food.
Fill a zip bag with black beans and seal it.
Squish the bag to turn the beans into mush.
Dump the bean “muck” onto a plate, then mix in a small scoop of salsa.
Arrange spinach and kale in the bean dip to create an underwater plant snack.
Pretend to be little tadpoles nibbling on the pond plants.
At the time of this post my kids are 4, 3, and 1.
As you may be able to tell from the picture in step 1, even my 1 year old was able to do some of the steps. He loved putting the beans into and out of the bag, while the big kids completed the rest of the recipe.
I hope your little ones enjoy this simple snack as much as mine did!