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Zombies are always a hit with the kids! ! So for this week, we have a fun Literacy Snack Zombie Read-Aloud for Halloween or any time really! We are reading Peanut Butter & Brains by Joe McGee.
Reginald isn’t like the other zombies that stumble around town moaning for BRAINSSSSS!! His stomach only rumbles for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He tries to tell his zombie pals that there’s more to life than eating brains, but they’re just not interested. In the end, the zombies all come to love peanut butter and jelly too while Reginald moves onto something new, pizza!
It’s a silly and fun story that has a great message to it about staying true to yourself. For our snack today, we are making our own zombies!
- a circle cookie cutter to share
- a piece of bread for each student (you could use a plain circle sugar cookie too)
- blue frosting or white frosting with a couple of drops of blue food coloring
- 2 zombie eyeballs per student – I found mine at the grocery store
- 1 chocolate chip per student
- black gel icing
- pretzel sticks
To make the zombie, have the students share the circle cookie cutter and cut their piece of bread into a circle. Next, they will spread the blue frosting onto the bread. Your students will then get to decorate their zombies. Have them place the eyes on and nose using the chocolate chip. Bread a pretzel stick into a few small pieces to use as the hair. Last, use the black gel icing to draw on the mouth and stitches if desired. Now you have a cute zombie!
Another fun option would be to give each student a quarter of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to enjoy with their zombie too!
While your students are enjoying their zombie snack, I made a free printable to go along with the story for them to work on. They will get to draw and write about what their favorite food would be if they were a zombie.
Click the green box below to download the Literacy Snack Zombie Read-Aloud free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store.
I hope your students enjoy making this fun zombie snack!
See you next time!