- Pancakes with APPLEsauce (make pancakes, then top with applesauce for a healthy twist)
- APPLE Sausage
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Fresh Apple Salad
Activities: Decorated Lunch Bags, Fancy Pancake Shapes and An-Apple-a-Day Banners
Crafters: Have kids make butterfly lunch bags with apple stamps (see photo above). Slice apple in half, paint cut side, and gently press onto paper. Let dry for a few minutes and add body, head and colorful spots.
Artists: Have kids put pancake mix in a squirt bottle and make different designs in the pancake pan. Let the design cook for 30-45 seconds, then fill in. Flip when ready. Be sure to closely supervise this activity. You can use our Designer Pancake Video to demonstrate and spark some ideas.
- Bright Idea: Make plain pancakes first and hold them in the oven or toaster oven on warm heat. Then, make one ‘designer pancake’ as above for every member of the family.
Writers: Make An-Apple-a-Day banners for the kitchen or dining room. List the benefits of eating apples on construction paper or paper you have recycled. During dinner, flip over the banners and see who can name the most apple ideas -- without peeking.
Cooks: Depending on their skill level, pick an activity that is safe and fun for kids.
- Stir pancake mix.
- Cook pancakes.
- Top pancakes with applesauce.
- Peel the cooled, hard boiled eggs.
- Get out the ingredients and stir the apple salad.
Just got a great tip from Salvage Sister & Mister for a yummy apple Granola Roll-Up. Can't wait to try it!
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