DK Schoolhouse Crafting

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Do-It-Yourself Snacks

"Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity." --Guy Fieri

Every week DKSP teachers host a "Do-It-Yourself" snack activity. We prepare for DIY snack days by brainstorming different recipes in class the day before and selecting the most popular choice. Snacks are usually centered around the current learning topic and involve a minimum of 3 ingredients DIY snack days are an interactive learning experience as children hone their cognitive and critical thinking skills as well as learn about weight and measurement in a hands-on manner.

Some of our top pics from Term 1 have been:

Discussing what ingredients go first.

"Let me give this a go.."

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Cooking oil. 
>Sift flour into a bowl. Combine eggs and milk in a jug.
>Whisk flour into the milk and egg mixture until you have a smooth thin batter.
>Heat a pan on medium heat. Spray with cooking oil and spoon in 2-3 tablespoons of batter.
>Immediately shift batter around in the pan so it doesn't stick.
>Cook until the surface looks dry and flip to cook the other side. Remove when slightly golden.

  • 1 box of digestive biscuits 
  • Sliced bananas 
  • Sliced apples  
  • Raisins 
  • Carrot slices
  • Frosting 

> Spread frosting on top of crackers 
> Carefully slice up bananas and apples 
>Arrange two bannas on biscuit. 
>Add two raisins on top to resemble eyes 
> Carefully place two apple slices on each side of your biscuit to resemble wings. 
> Slice a triangle from your carrot and add for a beak. 
>Look what you made! 

  • Spaghetti noodles 
  • Hotdogs
  • Grated cheese (optional)   
> Carefully slice hotdogs in half.
> Select 8 strands of pasta and arrange in a line.
> Begin 'threading' pasta through your hotdog one at a time until the hotdog is balanced in the middle of the pasta strands.
>Be careful not to crack them!
> Now (Teacher) slowly place them in a pot of boiling water and watch your octopus legs come alive! 
> Once ooked through, pull out the spaghetti hotdogs and place on a plate sprinkled with grated cheese.
>Enjoy your wiggly octopi!

Halloween fun: banana "ghosts" and tangerine & celery "pumpkins". 

Learning how to frost muffins and learning knife safety.

Silly faces!

Fruit salad creations.
Getting creative with ingredients.
Fine motor practice.

Even our tiniest tots get in on the action.

We hope you get a chance to try out some of these recipes at home. For an updated list of DIY snack recipies visit and sign up for our monthly newsletter. 

Happy Cooking! 

--The DKSP Team

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