Looking for a fun and hands on lesson for the first week of school? Try this "Jitter Juice" recipe to calm everyone's nerves! I used this recipe after reading the story "First Day Jitters" with my class. (If you do not have the book a clickable link is included in this Power Point to a YouTube read-aloud.) After the story we got right to making "Jitter Juice". My kids love making this recipe and it was a great way to also practice measuring using a liquid measuring cup by measuring ounces.
The ingredients for this recipe are readily available at most super markets. Please make sure to check for allergies for your students before using this recipe!
This recipe makes approximately 10-12 cups of the juice (depending on how big you scoop your sherbet). So plan ahead depending on how many students you have in your class.
This lesson was made on PowerPoint so you will need PowerPoint to open this lesson. Feel free to make changes and edit as you need to suit your class. This file also contains a black and white PDF that can be used as a handout.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. My Special Education students loved making this and it helped to calm their jitters!
Check out my other literature activities and Cooking Lessons:
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