Looking for a fun, tasty activity to do with your preschooler that also teaches them about colors and shapes? 

These delicious treats are not only easy to make but also a great way to teach young children about the colors and shapes of our country's flag.


WHAT YOU NEED:
WHAT TO DO:
Start by mashing up the strawberries and putting them in the bottom of the molds. Then fill the molds with ice cream, pressing it in firmly and leaving a little bit of space at the top. Finally, add blueberries on top of the ice cream, add handles and freeze the molds until the popsicles are solid.

Why silicone molds are the best:

Silicone molds are best for these popsicles  because the ice cream is soft and the silicone molds make it easy to remove.  The silicone molds allow you to roll the popsicles out of the mold rather than pull them straight out.

Mix it up!

If you want to mix things up, you can also combine the strawberries and blueberries together before adding them to the molds. This will create a blended color effect that will really make the popsicles look like they are part of the American flag. 

You can also use different types of fruit or even add some white chocolate chips to the mix for added flavor and texture.

LEARNING:

Making patriotic popsicles is not only a fun and delicious activity but also a great way to teach preschoolers life skills, colors, shapes, and even the meaning behind our country's flag. 

LIFE SKILLS:
While you are making the popsicles, allow your child to chop up the strawberries with a butter knife or a food chopper

Allow them to scoop out the ice cream on their own. 

Allow them to all all of the ingredients to the molds and make their best judgment.

They can practice opening the freezer, carefully carrying the molds to the freezer, and cleaning up their mess. 

COUNTING:
How many strawberries should you chop?
How many blueberries should you use?  
How many scoops of ice cream did you use?  
How many popsicles are we making?  
How many colors are on our flag?

COLORS AND SHAPES:
Talk to your child about the colors and shapes on the flag. 
Why are there 50 stars?
What do the stripes represent?
Have a picture of a flag out for reference.


Enjoy the fruits of your labor!


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Xx Jeni
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