Summer Cooking Camp in PreK

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After our preschool graduation we hold several three day camps in the summer for our preschoolers.  Our first camp had a cooking theme.

We made the following recipes during the camp:

Pizza Roll Ups  This was our first day’s snack.  I chose something I knew most students would like for the first day to make it more likely that they would try the snacks on the following days.

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Apple Sandwiches  We used multigrain O’s cereal with these.  Students spread the peanut butter and placed the cereal on the apples.  I prepared the apple slices ahead of time.  We were fortunate enough not to have any peanut allergies during this camp so that we could try this snack.

Banana Pops  We prepped these on the second day of camp so that they could be ready for our final snack on the third day.

Green Hummus  On the final day of camp my assistant called students over to the Cuisinart to help put all the ingredients in the machine.  We served this with cut up carrots, broccoli, cucumber, and crackers.

Bread in a Bag and Butter

The butter was made by pouring a small amount of heavy whipping cream in a small container and shaking it vigorously for several minutes.  I had about five students make the bread and butter each day of the camp.  I took turns with the students shaking their containers until it turned into butter.  Once it turned into butter I drained off the liquid and sent home the butter with the loaves of bread.

While we had students rotating through our cooking activities the rest worked their way through centers I had set up.   I will share those with you next.