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 boys 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. This easy 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!
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
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
Why Is It Important For Kids To Make Things?
Besides the fact that kids love making things, there are so many other reasons you should pull out the crushed Oreos, pudding mix, and whipped topping.
How To Make the Oreo Dirt Cups
How to Make the Snack
- Pudding cups
- Gummy worms
- Green sprinkles
- Ziploc sandwich bag
- Rolling pin
Place the desired amount of Oreos in the bag. Close the bag and seal well.
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.
Open the pudding cups. Place gummy worms inside each cup. Then, add in a spoonful or two of the cookie crumble mix.
Top with green sprinkles.
Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve!
Use the multi-colored gummy worms to sort and graph each color. Which has the most? Do any colors have the same amount?