Over the summer, I love to surprise my kids with impromptu picnics in the backyard and I love thinking of new and creative snack ideas for kids. I always let them help me prepare treats for lunch to add a little hands on fine motor fun in the kitchen. So, I came up with this fun snack idea that can be made in the morning and ready for an afternoon picnic! You should have seen the delight on their faces when they found out what we were putting in our popsicles!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: popsicle mold, pitcher, Kool-Aid or juice mix of your choice, water, spoon, sour gummy worms
WHAT TO DO: Mix a pitcher of Kool-Aid or juice and use it to fill the popsicle molds. Add 1-2 sour gummy worms to each popsicle mold, leaving the tails dangling a bit over the top. Add the bases of the molds to secure each gummy worm into the popsicle while it freezes. Freeze and enjoy!
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Your kids can be as involved in making this fun snack as you would like them to be! Making these pops touches on so many developmental skills: tearing open the Kool-Aid package, lifting the heavy pitcher of water with two hands, mixing the Kool-Aid or juice, pouring it into the molds, etc. All great fine motor practice for a child of any age!
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Bilateral coordination, cognitive skills, fine motor skills, grasp, strength, visual motor integration
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