This easy Oreo dirt pudding recipe is a great way to get your kids in the kitchen and work on multiple developmental skills. More gummy worms for me please!

Like any other parent, I’m not a big fan of dirt in my house and on my floors. I prefer no one wear shoes in the house and vacuum multiple times a week. My kids are practically dirt magnets, which I don’t mind as long as they keep it outside. Another thing my kids are magnets for are snacks. The combination of dirt and snacks usually doesn’t go well together… until now. This Oreo dirt pudding snack cup is perfect for kids and adults without the mess.

– Life Over C's Easy dirt pudding snacks for kids

Recommended Grade Level:

Dirt Pudding Snack Supplies:

  • Individual Pudding cups
  • Oreos  
  • Gummy worms  
  • Green sprinkles 
  • Ziploc sandwich bag 
  • Rolling pin

Making Snacks With Kids

dirt pudding recipe with oreos

ASKING STUDENTS TO HELP COOK OR PREPARE FOOD CAN HIT MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENTAL AREAS. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE?

  • What is the next step after washing my hands?
  • How many cups do I need?
  • What ingredients do I need to make my dessert recipe?
  • What does my food taste like? Is it salty, sweet, sour, or bitter.

It’s important for kids of all ages to practice using their fine motor skills to cut, pour, stir, and pinch. The dirt pudding cups with worms can also teach our kids how to follow multiple step directions and problem solve.

This dirt pudding Oreo recipe can be made with an individual child, a pair of children, or a small group.

You can also use these dirt pudding with gummy worms treat in any part of your child’s day-

  • For a mid- afternoon snack
  • During a rainy day inside
  • After a lesson on earthworms
  • Before discussing the layers of soil
  • As a boredom buster when the whining begins
– Life Over C's finished oreo dirt pudding cups with gummy worms

What Skills Can Preschoolers Learn From Cooking?

dirt pudding with worms

THERE ARE MANY DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES THAT CAN BE MET BY COOKING WITH YOUR CHILDREN:

  • Measurement and math
  • Communication and following directions
  • Descriptive language and vocabulary
  • Cooperation and turn taking
– Life Over C's dirt pudding cups with oreos on top and gummy worms

Benefits of Making Snacks with Kids

Let’s face it…kids love food. And making food together teaches provides an opportunity to build many important early childhood skills.

Inspire Creativity

By cooking and creating, children can become inspired to explore and build upon their creativity and interests. Maybe by making the worm dirt pudding cups, they will be inspired to make a worm farm out of playdough.

Make a Positive Connection

It’s important to bond and make a positive connection with your child in order to strengthen social and emotional skills. When you are working together, playing togethers, and laughing together, a child’s relationship becomes stronger with you.

Develop Vocabulary

Ask your child to describe the taste, look, or feel of the dirt chocolate pudding recipe. Continue to ask open-ended how and why questions in order to get those little gears turning and verbal skills growing.

Develop Fine Motor Skills

Stirring the pudding mixture, spooning the instant pudding mix into the individual cups, and washing the large bowl can help develop fine motor skills.

How To Make the Oreo Dirt Cups

Ingredients for Dirt Pudding Kid’s Snack

  • Individual Pudding cups  
  • Oreos  
  • Gummy worms  
  • Green sprinkles 
  • Ziploc sandwich bag 
  • Rolling pin
– Life Over C's ingredients for easy dirt pudding recipe

Step-by-Step Directions

Step 1:

Place the desired amount of Oreos in the bag. Close the bag and seal well. 

– Life Over C's oreos in a zip top bag for dirt pudding

Step 2:

Use the rolling pin to break up and crush the Oreos until they are crumbled up well. The cream will mix and blend into the mixture. 

– Life Over C's crushed oreos in a zip top bag

Step 3:

Open the pudding cups. Place gummy worms inside each cup. Then, add in a spoonful or two of the cookie crumble mix. 

– Life Over C's dirt pudding cups with oreos on top and gummy worms

Step 4:

Top the dirt pudding cups with green sprinkles. 

– Life Over C's finished oreo dirt pudding cups with gummy worms

Step 5:

Serve the dirt pudding cups immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

Try these coordinating activities with your kids!

Coloring Sorting/Graphing

Use the multi-colored gummy worms to sort and graph each color. Which has the most? Do any colors have the same amount?

Create a Book

Go one step further in your discussion on Spring and use our Spring Counting Book from 1 to 10.

S.T.E.M Exploration

Improve on investigative skills with our Spring flowers S.T.E.M exploration.

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– Life Over C's Worms in dirt pudding with oreos snack for kids

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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