STREAM Activity: Popsicles
Cool off with this healthy treat!
Activity best for children age 2 and up
Summer is here and it is time for some cool tasty treats. What do you like to eat that is cold? Popsicles, cold watermelon, ice cream? Cold and frozen treats help keep kids hydrated and refreshed. Have you tried making popsicles at home? Making these easy, cool, tasty, and healthy treats is a great way to introduce young kids to different kinds of fruits and is a fun and fast activity that gets even the youngest of kids interested in cooking. You can use any fresh or frozen fruit and even experiment with unusual fruit combinations! Get your chefs hat on and let’s go to the kitchen!
Materials you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt
2 cups of your favorite fruit (can be fresh or frozen)
¼ cup of maple syrup or honey. Honey is not for children under 1 year of age.
1 tsp of vanilla
A squeeze of lemon juice
A food processor or blender
Popsicle molds or small paper cups and wooden popsicle sticks
What is my favorite fruit?
Why do I like that flavor of fruit?
How do different fruits taste together?
How long will it take for the popsicles to freeze?
Have a grown-up help gather the ingredients. What is your favorite fruit flavor?
Note: If you are using whole strawberries, have a grown-up help you cut them up into smaller pieces to put into the food processor or blender.
Add all the ingredients into the blender or food processor. Put the lid on and turn on the machine. Mix until all ingredients are blended together.
Take off the lid and have a grown-up help you pour the liquid ingredients into the popsicle molds.
Note: You can also use small paper cups and place a wooden popsicle stick into the center after pouring the mixture.
Place the molds or the cups into the freezer and wait at least two hours.
When the popsicles are ready, take them out of the molds or cups and enjoy your frozen tasty treat!
Grown Ups-Are you looking for more ways to extend your child’s learning? Check out these extension activities to build upon today’s STREAM activity!
Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis
Can you count how many strawberries you need to make 2 cups? What about how many blueberries you need to make 2 cups? Which one is more and which one is less?
What happens when something freezes? What happens when something melts?