Muesli is an easy breakfast choice- throw it together at night, put it in the fridge, and it’s delicious by the morning. I was about to make a batch for the morning right before putting my 4 1/2 year old to bed. I realized this was an activity he could do with minimal help from me.
I got out the ingredients and supplies. I never use a recipe, I use about a cup of oatmeal, enough yogurt to wet the oatmeal, and whatever dried fruit and nuts assortment I have. I also usually add either a grated pear or apple to the mix.
Oatmeal (about a cup)
bowl, spoons, measuring cups
Making the Muesli:
My son was so proud to invent his own recipe. I suggested that he use about a cup of oatmeal, and I grated the apple for him. Other than that, he played with the amounts for all the ingredients, mixed, poured, and stirred.
In addition to the pride and creativity generated from creating breakfast on his own, he got in a lot of fine motor practice. He scraped the yogurt and oatmeal from the spoon, and around the side of the bowl, measured the ingredients, transferred everything into a mason jar.
The next morning, he served us the muesli, with some fresh raspberries. Delicious!
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