Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pajama Day Breakfast

My kiddos were really looking forward to pajama day this year.  I usually don't tell the kids until a couple days before, but this year my little readers discovered it on our monthly calendar the first day of the month.

I wanted to make them a special breakfast this year.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few of these.  I scoured Pinterest for things my kiddos probably don't normally get.

Thanks to our literacy coach for coming in to help me serve the food!
I made "Stained Glass Jello".  I did not get a picture of this, but it was quite yummy!  I used cherry, fruit punch and lime jello.  Most of the kids liked this, and the staff made short work of the leftovers!

Cinnamon rolls are something most kids seem to like.  I wanted them to have a taste of one, but didn't want it to be overload.  I made these super easy and quick little guys.  I was out of maple syrup, so I didn't make the icing, but they were good without it and the kiddos didn't know the difference!  You'll be able to see these in the picture below.

I saw many versions of santa hats made with strawberries.  I have a kiddo allergic to strawberries, so I made a few modifications.  I just put a little squirt of Reddi Whip (left over from Halloween party...never opened) on the paper plate, put a raspberry on top and a little squirt of Reddi Whip on top.  Cute, easy and delicious!

You can see the Santa Hat and a the mini cinnamon roll on this plate.

I picked up some powdered sugar donuts to make these snowmen.  They turned out really cute and the kids loved them. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth ("pointy" side into the donut) and a mini M&M from my holiday baking for the nose.

Also with the snowman theme, I turned cheese sticks into snowmen.  One of my kiddos asked "When can we have pajama day again so we can have cheese sticks for breakfast?"  I guess we'll be having these again!

I made these guys while sitting in my recliner.  Yes, I took the picture of them drying on my computer!

It was a fun morning of something different and not a ton of a extra work.  Because I already had the Reddi Whip, chocolate chips and M&Ms (both from other baking projects), I think this whole thing was about $10.

Have you ever made your students breakfast?  What did you (or they) make?


  1. That sounds like so much fun!! I love the snowmen. I have not made breakfast but I do sit with them each morning during free breakfast. I love it!!

    1. We serve breakfast free of charge to all students in our building. The trade off for this is that we have to serve the breakfast in our classroom, which makes something like this much easier! I allowed the kids to choose school breakfast that day, but most only drank the juice and milk.