Wednesday, November 21, 2012

pumpkin pie in a bag.

For some reason, now that I have my own classroom camera, I can't seem to remember to take pictures.
We carved a jack-o-lantern on Halloween... no pictures.
We did a fun little activity yesterday... no pictures.
But in case you need a little something fun to do with your little people over Thanksgiving... this is a good one. I had never tried it before, I'm not even sure where I got the recipe... so it was a bit of a gamble. But it worked... it was fun... and the kids (and grown ups!) all liked it!

Pumpkin Pie in a Bag

* Combine 2 2/3 c cold milk and 2 small pkgs instant vanilla pudding in a 2 gallon Zip Loc bag.
   Remove all air, seal shut and have kids squeeze and smoosh it all together. 

* Open bag and add: 
   1 small can pumpkin pie filling, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg...   Squeeze and smoosh some more.

* Open bag and add: 
   1 tub Cool Whip...    Squeeze and smoosh

* Put graham crackers in another bag and smash/crush into crumbs. (We did this part first and passed it all around the room while we worked on the other steps.) I used 2 packages of graham crackers and we ended up with 25 Dixie cup servings. (A grandma that was visiting our room finished crushing them by rolling the can of pumpkin back and forth over the crumbs.) 

* Put graham crackers into bottom of a Dixie cup (I didn't use the teeny ones... the ones a little bigger. 5 oz, maybe?) 

* Cut a corner of the Zip Loc bag and squeeze filling into cups. 

* Top with whipped cream from a can and ENJOY! =) 

{I used this as a little writing activity for my kids while we worked on it. As we did each step, they worked on writing the directions and I walked around having all the kids help with a different step.} 


Anonymous said...

You are such a cool teacher. Happy T-giving

Toni :O) said...

Okay, this is awesome idea. Those kids are so blessed to have you as their teacher!!