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“I work at a kids day camp and am constantly in search of basic recipes that give kids plenty to do in a limited amount of time. This is a generic recipe that isn't a brain teaser, but I thought i'd post it because as simple as it sounds, sometimes it's hard to come up with recipes designed for kids. I like the recipe because it doesn't involve much knifework and is great for my 6-9 yr old kitchen program.”

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  1. Split kids into groups of 2 and give them each one of the following jobs that they can do simultaneously. (Make sure the kids who need to use knives go 1 at a time and help them out).
  2. job 1 - wash, dry, and shred lettuce with hands. put into a large bowl.
  3. job 2 - grate parmesan cheese. put into a bowl.
  4. job 3 - wash and slice celery sticks. put into a bowl.
  5. job 4 - wash and quarter the lemons.
  6. Once everything is prepared, hand a bag out to each child. Let them put their own lettuce and celery in their bag.
  7. Put a small tablespoon of caesar dressing in each of their bags.
  8. Allow each child to put their desired amount of parmesan in their bags.
  9. The fun part -- get each child to SHAKE THAT BAG! (maybe to music?).
  10. Once they are done shaking their bags, get them to place bag contents into a bowl. Squeeze lemon on to the salad and top off with some crutons!

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