What You’ll Need
- Cream cheese
- Red-skinned-apple slices
- Mini marshmallows
What to Do
- Spread cream cheese on one side of each apple slice.
- Add a row of mini marshmallows to half of the apple slices.
- Put the other half of the apple slices on top.
- Serve with a smile.
Extend the Fun
Younger kids: Together, count the marshmallows that go on each apple slice. Ask your child to tally how many marshmallows are in each smile and how many marshmallows he used all together. Now ask him to count the apple smiles. How many did he make? Build his math skills by encouraging him to count the number of apple slices by counting by 2s.
Older kids: Help your child think through the why behind the recipe. Start by talking about why the recipe calls for cream cheese. Then together, brainstorm words that describe the cream cheese. Using those words as a starting point, encourage your child to think of other ingredients that are like cream cheese that could be used as a substitute in this recipe. (Consider this preemptive problem-solving in the kitchen!)