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Watermelon Pops


These pops are sure to cool everyone down.

In a blender mix

  • 1-cup seedless watermelon chunks (kids might help cut up watermelon with plastic knives)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water

Pour the mixture into small paper cups and freeze partially. Then children can insert wooden craft sticks or plastic spoons into the cups. Continue freezing. Run hot water quickly over bottom of cups to remove pops for serving.

Notes about working with food

  • Encourage children to do as much of the work as possible. Remember, it builds self-esteem and teaches cooking skills.
  • Be sure children wash their hands before handling food.
  • Be certain that you are aware of any allergies to foods that students might have.


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