All pictures in this post are from ...in Sock Monkey Slippers and used with permission.
The kids are just getting out of school, and you're wondering what to do to keep them occupied this summer. Why not pick one day of the week to make popsicles together! Popsicles are usually pretty quick to make. A few minutes a week in the kitchen with the kids making popsicles will provide lots of yummy treats for your long hot summer and a weekly activity for them to look forward to.
Since we're gearing up for our Popsicle Parade, this month's Craft Along HAD to be popsicles!
Assortment of fruit (bananas, kiwi, and strawberries)
Toppings (sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, etc)
Popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
Directions: Found at ...in Sock Monkey Slippers
Give everyone a job to do!
- Have an upper elementary age child? Teach them how to use a knife to cut up the fruit. They'll think it's awesome that you're letting them hold a knife let alone use one! (Just make sure to keep an eye on them at all times!)
- Younger elementary age children can help measure sugar, stir ingredients, and add popsicle sticks.
- Toddlers? Let them put fruit in the blender and push the buttons!
And you'd be surprised how quick the cleanup afterward goes when everyone does their job...
- Upper elementary child: Rinse the knife, cutting board, and blender and put in the dishwasher.
- Younger elementary children: Wipe table/counter.
- Toddlers: Throw away all trash.
***I'd love to see pictures of your popsicle creations! Post them to the Kid's Craft Along Flickr group!