We’re down to our last few days before break and I’ll think we’re all looking forward to it! This weeks Literacy Snack Idea is an extra fun one. We’re reading, How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace.
It’s a fun book that tells how kids try to catch the little elf on Christmas when Santa comes to visit. It’s very silly and the kids just love it. In the book, it gives many examples of how the children try to catch him so I thought it would be fitting for us to make our snack into an elf trap. It’s a fantastic way to incorporate some stem into the lesson as well.
For each student you’ll need
1 large marshmallow
1 graham cracker
1 small candy cane
1 pretzel stick
To put it together, you simply put the pretzel stick into the marshmallow and lean the graham cracker onto the pretzel stick. The candy cane the special treat to get the Elf to come, they can’t resist them! This is just the simple idea that I came up with. You can give the kids an extra few pieces of each ingredient and let them have free reign of coming up with their own traps for the elf.
While the students are having fun with their snack traps, I created a free printable to go along with it. They’ll be able to draw a picture of how they’d catch and elf and write a sentence or two about it.
You can download the free printable here.
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