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Recipe: Back to School Fun!

Published September 9, 2011 8:55 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling

Here are two quick and easy recipes you can do now at the beginning of the school year to help you jump right into the swing of things!

Puppy Chow

This is a yummy treat that can be made easily in the classroom or at home with little ones. You can easily replace the chocolate chips with coconut, raisins or another type of dried fruit.


  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • ½ cup (1 stick) margarine
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 large box of Crispix cereal
  • 2 ½ cups confectioner's sugar
  1. Melt peanut butter, margarine and chocolate chips in a microwave (make sure you have a sturdy, microwaveable bowl). Have the children help you scoop, cut and measure out each ingredient!
  2. Pour mixture over large box of Crispix cereal. Mix together and coat well.
  3. In a plastic bag, put 2 ½ cups of confectioner's sugar.
  4. Add in the coated cereal and shake well-- pass the bag around so everyone has a turn shaking!
  5. Pour onto wax paper and let cool. Enjoy!

GOOP! (not intended for consumption)

This recipe is non-toxic; however it is also NOT meant to be eaten. It is designed to be more as a creative art/science project, which can be easily made into a fun speech and language activity.

Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled using all different colors!

You will need:

  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup of water to start (may need to add more)
  • Food coloring in various colors
  1. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a large bowl.
  2. You may need to add more water -- do so a little at a time until you get a consistency like "mercury"--  a bit runny, but also stiff and congealed.
  3. Over time, the mixture will dry out and a little bit of water will need to be added to get the consistency back.
  4. Add in the desired color(s) of food coloring-- you can separate the mixture into individual clumps and have the students choose the color they would like to use!



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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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