I LOVE doing fun hands on food activities with my kids. On Friday afternoons, we have Literacy Snacks. Each week I choose a different picture book to read and we make a snack that has to do with the book. By calling them literacy snacks I’m able to fit it into our curriculum.
Since we’re headed back to school, our book this week is If You Take A Mouse To School.
We read the book together as a class and then we make our snack.
- round cookie cutter
- a piece of wheat bread per child
- 2 pretzel sticks per child
- 2 eye candies per child (I use these ALL of the time!)
- 1 smarties per child
How to assemble:
Have the students cut a circle our the the bread using the cookie cutter.
Next they’ll pull 2 small pieces of the discarded bread off to make the ears.
Lastly, they can break the 2 pretzels in half and add those along with the eyes and nose to make our favorite friend mouse from the book we read. As the kids are assembling these we talk about the shapes that we are using.
While the kids are working on their snacks, taking turns using the cookies cutter etc, I also give them a fun page that has to do with the book to keep them busy. The kids will draw what mouse has in his lunchbox. They can be creative or they can draw what mouse actually puts into his lunchbox in the story.
Do you have any favorite picture books that you’d like have a snack to go along with? I love hearing new ideas!
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