Indoor Smores! Activity

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Updated on Aug 16, 2012

Has the rain ruined your summer outdoor barbecue plans? You can still make some tasty S’Mores with the help of your oven. Everyone will be pleased as punch with the final result!

What You Need:

  • 4 graham crackers
  • 1 chocolate bar
  • 4 marshmallows
  • Tin foil
  • Sheet pan


What You Do:

  1. Start by breaking the graham crackers in half and placing them on a sheet of tin foil on top of the sheet pan. Breaking graham crackers might not seem like a skill builder, but your child is honing fine-motor skills and his concentration while carefully breaking those graham crackers in half!
  2. Now your child can top four of the graham crackers with a marshmallow. He can carefully separate the chocolate bar into four sections and top the other four halves of the graham crackers with the chocolate pieces.
  3. Invite your child to turn on the broiler of the oven and carefully place the sheet pan under the heat. Don’t go too far - those indoor S’Mores will be done before he knows it!
  4. As soon as he sees the marshmallows starting to brown, he can remove the sheet pan from the oven, using an oven mitt of course, and carefully press the marshmallow and chocolate graham cracker halves together, finishing the S’Mores!

Did you know:

The history of the marshmallow dates back to ancient Egypt through whipping honey with extract from the Marsh-Mallow plant? But, the tasty treat as we know it wasn’t made popular until the 1950’s.  

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.