Cooking with fractions?

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  1. katydid205

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    I am finishing up our unit on fractions and want to do some sort of "cooking" project with the kids where they have to measure ingredients and mix it together. I say "cooking" with quotation marks b/c we won't have a microwave or stove. Does anyone have suggestions on something we can make in our classroom using mainly just dry ingredients?? I teach 2nd Grade.
     
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  3. Proud2BATeacher

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    I made smoothies using fruit with my students. They could use fractions when measuring out the milk, sugar, when cutting up fruit...
     
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    If you don't have any peanut allergies . . . peanutbutter playdough is easy. Just do a google search for the recipe.
     
  5. Blue

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    No bake cookies
    Pudding
    Jello
    Trail mix
    Orange Julius
    Salsa
    Ice cream

    I have taught cooking classes in school classrooms without kitchens and have used:
    Blenders to make milk shakes
    Waffle irons to make waffles
    Toaster ovens for pizza
    Electric skilets for pancakes and sandwiches
     
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    I just did this with my 1/2 grade class!

    We made puppy chow (you'd need a microwave for that), fruit salad and homemade ice cream in a bag. For the last two, you wouldn't need any extra appliances.
     
  7. Pencil Monkey

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    chicken salad or any kind of salad really

    ice cream in a baggie

    you could bring in a toaster oven and make bagel pizzas
     

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