We Scream for Ice Cream

I try to limit the number of children for a play date to four—my two and two friends. But earlier in the week, my older son asked me if he could have three friends over for a play date. Those three friends just happened to be girls. I reluctantly agreed. Fortunately, it was a lovely afternoon and the five of them were able to spend most of the time outside. I didn’t want to seem too overbearing, but I also wanted to give the play date some structure. I know what boys like to do at play dates, but I wasn’t sure I knew what the girls would want to do.
I decided I would play it safe and organize a cooking activity—make your own ice-cream sundae. This proved to be a great after school activity and snack idea. I brought all the ingredients and bowls outside, helped them serve their ice-cream and yogurt and then they built their own delicious creations. Having the kids prepare their snack outside left my kitchen free of sprinkles, sticky fingers, and ice-cream drips. Needless to say, everyone was happy!

SundaesYou’ll Need

  • 1 tub vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 tub chocolate ice cream (any flavour)
  • Sliced bananas
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • 1 container of sprinkles


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