No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Kids

By: Highlights Editorial
Two girls scooping pureed pumpkin out of a can.
minute activity
Ages 3+
Critical Thinking
Fine Motor Skills

The warmth and good smells, the love that goes into preparing a meal and sharing at the table make memories that can last a lifetime. The kitchen is the heart of the home—but it’s a secret classroom, too. This simple dessert recipe gives kids plenty of opportunities to learn, or reinforce, new skills. Of course, it’s yummy, too!

Baking and cooking are more than just kitchen skills; they’re an opportunity to slip in some other kinds of lessons—reading, vocabulary, math, time, following directions and cooperation. Even the youngest children can learn simple tasks like filling a measuring cup, and older ones can figure out how much milk is needed if you want to double the pumpkin-pie recipe below.

What You'll Need

What to Do

  1. Add the pudding mix and the milk in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. Shake the container until the pudding is thick.

  2. Pour the pudding into a bowl. Add the pumpkin-pie filling and mix well.

  3. Gently fold in half of the whipped topping.

  4. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.

  5. Add the remaining whipped topping.

  6. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours. Then serve and enjoy!

Author Photo
By: Highlights Editorial