“Foodie” Fun for Kids: Ham and Cheese Croissants
Encouraging Speech & Creating Yum! Ham and Cheese Croissants
When I was little, my Dad would take me every Sunday, with my brother, to the local bagel shop where they sold ham and cheese croissants. We would get it with chocolate milk, and use this tradition to begin every Sunday. One morning, I decided to recreate that yummy breakfast in my own home, and this is how this recipe came about! Make this recipe with your family on a Sunday morning or, if you are busy, it is a great breakfast on the go any morning!
Ingredients make 8 croissants
- 1 Trader Joes Croissant Rolls (in the cold section, right next to the dough biscuits)
- 8 small cuts of cheese (any kind you want but I used a swiss variation for this recipe)
- 4 slices of Ham
Preheat oven to the directions listed on the Croissant Rolls
Parent: Take out the Croissant dough from the package.
Kiddo: Put foil on a tray and spray it with spam/or any non-stick spray you use in your house.
Kiddo: Unroll the croissant doughs and separate them into individual squares onto the tray.
Parent: Cut up pieces of cheese, if you are using a block of cheese, OR grab slices of cheese. A nice thing about this dish, you can use whatever cheese you have in the fridge.
Kiddo: Place a piece of cheese on the top of each triangle.
Kiddo: Cut the ham slices in half and place each piece of ham on top of the cheese on the dough..
Kiddo: Roll up the dough, starting from the top (opposite the pointy bottom).
Parent: Place in the oven and set a timer for the minutes listed on the directions to normally cook the croissants, I think it is around 12 minutes
(I forgot to check before I threw it away). Once all golden brown, it is ready to go. Once all golden brown, it is ready to go.
This is a great recipe to help encourage language!
Sequencing: This is a great activity for following directions and sequencing steps. You can review the steps first with your kiddo, using the visual prompts on this page, and then create the recipe. Have them lead the recipe, it’s ok if they make a mistake, just help guide them on how to create these yummy treats!
Sarah Choueiry, provides parents with healthy, nutritious and easy recipes that help improve their child’s language skills, imagination and confidence. Speech Foodie gives ALL children the chance to be creative while bonding with their family.
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This post originally appeared on our November/December 2012 Magazine