Lower Elementary students made whoopie pies as part of their cultural studies of Pennsylvania.

According to the Discover Lancaster website, whoopie pies were created by Lancaster’s Amish and Pennsylvania German communities … It’s believed that whoopie pies were first made from leftover cake batter, and Amish legend has it that, when children and even farmers would find the delicious treat in their lunch pail, they’d yell out “Whoopie!,” hence the name.