Thursday, September 24, 2009

Apple Smiles

A fall favorite and often the first cooking activity I did with kindergarteners, are these simple Apple Smiles.

Ingredients:
Apples, Cut into Slice
Peanut Butter or Cream Cheese
Mini Marshmallows

Management Note: If you're worried about giving kids knives, even dull ones, a popsicle craft stick works well for spreading.
Spread each slice of apple with peanut butter.
Top with mini marshmellows. You can top with another slice of apple to complete your smile and have top and bottom lips. But ER just takes hers off immediately, so I don't bother.

An inexpensive and quick treat that's a fun beginning of the year center, easy for parents to run in the classroom, and ties in well with apple and orchard, harvest, and fall themes.

10 Friends Said:

Nichol said...

MMM...yummy thanks for sharing have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Great idea, Katie. I think Nick's gonna love this. =)

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

M will love this! Thanks for sharing!

Mama King said...

Katie, so cute! We will be making some of these soon...we will substitute the peanut butter for apple butter due to Lu's multitude of allergies.

Kim said...

So cute, can't wait to try this! We are picking apples tomorrow, so it should be perfect for an afternoon snack. :)

Miller Moments said...

What a cute idea!

Nicole said...

Oh...LC loves apples, pb and marshmellows! All his favs. Thanks for the idea!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Brilliant!! And I love apples, marshmallows and peanut butter! Why didn't I think of this???

Vickie said...

That is so cute!! I am gonna try it. We have everything, including the marshmellows.

Sharon said...

This almost makes me want to host a playdate so all the kids can do this! It is SUPER CUTE!!! :)

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