Kids need nutrient-dense foods and a well-balanced diet to help them reach their full potential. This fall, make some healthy snacks with your children after they return home from their Montessori school. Use the time spent in the kitchen together to ask them about their Montessori learning activities and to let them experiment with new culinary skills.
Apple chips are a healthier take on potato chips. Core a few apples and slice them very thin. Have your child help you sprinkle the slices with cinnamon. Then, bake them at 200 degrees Fahrenheit until they achieve a crunchy texture and the edges begin to curl a little bit.
Yogurt Maple Balls
This recipe may help your child develop patience, as it takes at least four days to make. Ask your child to mix together one kilogram of plain Greek yogurt with half a cup of maple syrup. Double a square of muslin, add the mixture to the center, and gather the edges tightly together. Tie the edges with string to create a bundle. Tie the other end of the string to the middle of a chopstick or skewer, which should be placed over a bowl to suspend the bundle. Place your child’s creation in the fridge for four days to strain. Your child will have fun forming the doughy substance into bite-sized balls, and rolling them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Then, toss them with some chopped hazelnuts and enjoy!
Mini Dipped Apples
For this delicious and nutritious apple recipe, help your child learn how to use a melon baller to create spheres of apples. Then, cut lollipop sticks at an angle and insert the pointed end into the spheres. Melt peanut butter or butterscotch chips and dip the apple spheres into it. Your child can sprinkle his or her choice of chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or other toppings onto the spheres.
Montessori schools promote the overall well-being of students by nurturing their creativity and giving free rein to their curiosity. The Montessori School at Starcreek is dedicated to creating a stimulating, dynamic learning environment for preschoolers and elementary school students throughout the Metroplex area. You can reach our Montessori school in Allen at (972) 727-2800 or in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844.