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August 10 is National S’mores Day! Whether your kids are back in school or you’re still enjoying a few more weeks of summer, be sure to enjoy a yummy trifecta of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows today.
Holidays like National S’mores Day will certainly prompt excitement for your family as you talk about why you’re making s’mores for seemingly no reason. Changing up your routine every now and then promotes language, as children ask questions about the changes.
Create cause for even more discussion when trying variations of a s’more theme:
If you’re heading to the beach, park or sports tonight, take a pan of s’more brownies and share the holiday with others. Creating recipes are a great way to foster sequencing and listening skills.
Prepare your fave recipe of brownies, then sprinkle mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and crumbled graham crackers on top. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallows are lightly toasted.
Whoops, maybe you weren’t prepared for the holiday and you don’t have all of the ingredients. That’s okay. See what creative solution your child comes up with if you’re out of the ingredients.
No chocolate? Use chocolate frosting, Nutella, or Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl.
No graham crackers or chocolate? Use chocolate chip cookies.
No marshmallows? Whip up a batch, though these do need time to dry.
Go with the flow
Even if you’re not able to sit around a campfire late into the night, you can still enjoy s’mores by placing a graham cracker, piece of chocolate and marshmallow in the microwave and turning it on for 10-15 seconds. Remove from the microwave and add a second graham cracker before enjoying.
If you have a gas grill or stovetop, you can use them to toast your marshmallow. If using a gas stove top, be extra careful with the open flame.
S’more ice cream
If you’re more into ice cream today to cool off from a hot summer’s day, then you can simply sprinkle mini marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips on your fave scoop today to celebrate.
Read about S’mores
S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James
So Much S’more to Do: Over 50 Variations of the Campfire Classic by Becky Rasmussen
S’mores Indoors by Eric Eric Robertson and Lynda Sing
Be sure to enjoy a s’more however you can today on National S’mores Day!