The preschool kiddos definitely enjoy cooking and making snacks in the classroom. This quick apple crisp recipe was definitely a hit during our preschool apple theme! It only required three ingredients and less than five minutes preparation time. I loved that the children could make this apple crisp on their own (with some supervision, of course). It was also very easy to adjust the ingredients based on each child’s preference.
Mary Poppins may have found the idea in one of her Mailbox Magazines. I’m not sure which specific magazine, though! Check out the Mailbox Magazine website for more ideas related to every educational theme imaginable.
- Vanilla yogurt (for an entire class, I used 1 large container)
- Granola (I used 1 cereal box)
- Apple pie filling (2 large cans were used for my preschool class)
- Gather together ingredients, bowls, and spoons.
- Scoop about 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling into a bowl.
- Follow that up with a large spoonful of vanilla yogurt.
- Top with granola to taste
I let the students do most of the work, but I made sure no one went overboard! 🙂 Some kiddos didn’t want the granola, while others wanted a huge handful. The amount of each ingredient was approximate and really just depends on what the children liked.
Mary Poppins and I tried it, and it really does taste like apple crisp with ice cream on it! Most of the children liked it, and many of them ended up having seconds. There were a few who didn’t care for the combination of tastes, of course. It was amusing to see which kids liked all 3 ingredients, which just wanted the yogurt, and which wanted the yogurt with granola. Surprisingly, none of the kids just wanted the apple pie filling.
I will definitely be using this apple crisp recipe again, both at preschool and at home. It’s great to go along with an apple theme at school, and it’s also a quick treat when we’re craving apple pie at home.