Yield: 1 Skyscraper per child
This skyscraper is made of a tasty combination of oats, blueberries and cheese!
An illustrated recipe for the kids to follow!
With your help, the kids can scroll through the photos showing each step of the recipe on a mobile device (i.e. smartphone, tablet).
A PDF version, of the cooking activity is available for download. It includes the recipe, discussion topics and nutrition tidbits.
Ingredients per child
- 1 60 mL (1/4 cup) fresh blueberries
- 2 15 mL (1 tbsp) Quark cheese
- 3 15 mL (1 tbsp) rolled oats, uncooked
- 4 15 mL (1 tbsp) Cottage cheese (at least 2% M.F.)
- 5 5 mL (1 tsp) maple syrup
- 6 2 drops of vanilla extract
Utensils per child: 1 small spoon, 1 small clear glass
Utensils for group : 1 small spoon, 5 ml (1 tsp) measuring spoon, 60 mL (1/4 cup) dry measuring cup, 3 - 15 mL (1 tbsp) measuring spoons
1. Before the cooking activity (steps for the adult/educator)
- Rinse fresh blueberries.
- Prepare oatmeal. Add 330mL (1 1/3 cups) of water to 160 mL (2/3 cup) of rolled oats. Heat in the microwave until oatmeal is cooked (about 2 to 3 minutes). Tip: It is easier to prepare the oatmeal ahead of time and store overnight in the refrigerator, so it is cold for the cooking activity.
- In separate bowls, place Cottage cheese, Quark cheese and blueberries.
- Pour the maple syrup into a small spouted container (so that it can be poured easily).
2. Handing out ingredients and cooking utensils
- Hand out cooking utensils and ingredients to each child.
- Place shared (group) cooking utensils in the centre of the table.
Suggested variation from our team!
Fresh blueberries can be replaced with other seasonal fruit or with frozen or canned fruit packed in its own juice.