A couple of days ago, Andrea from www.momfessionals.com posted a blog entry where she created this super cute snack idea she did with her kiddos. It had math and sorting and following directions and it looked FUN! I immediately thought about how much my preschoolers would love doing it too.
On Fridays, we usually do something food related. We always try to incorporate learning in there as well. Counting, sorting, measuring, taking turns, etc...
I made a few adjustments and called our snack mix Scarecrow Crunch. Here are some photos I took...
I created bag toppers becaues I'm a crafter at heart and it's what I do. LOL!
Then to keep the mess to a minimum, I put the snack size plastic bags inside cups labeled with each child's name on it. Another learning tool ... name recognition. Each child had to find the cup with his or her name on it.
Then I organized the ingredients on brown butcher paper and put the number (the amount of each snack ingredient) directly under …
How can kids spell out how much they love Dad on Father's Day? By making him a paper picture frame using the letters of his name (DAD, natch).
The present will stand proudly on a desk or bureau with the assistance of bent paper clips. The photographs, trimmed to show kids' faces, peek through the holes of the letters.
Photocopy and cut out the frame template. Lay the template over lightweight card stock; trace with a pencil and cut out. Mom can cut out the middle parts of each letter. Trim photos to fit the openings, making them slightly larger than the holes; tape them behind the frame. To make the frame stand up, bend open two paper clips and tape the small sides to the backs of the letters at the very bottom.
A view from behind...
The template can be found at marthastewart.com/images
I do not like breakfast food. :O I don't know what it is really. I'm just not a fan. I would much rather eat real food like pasta, pizza, Chinese food...pretty much anything that was leftover from dinner the night before. LOL!
A bowl of cereal just doesn't do it for me. I loathe soggy cereal. I don't like milk. And, I'm hungry an hour after I eat a bowl of Cheerios.
Can't have eggs every day for breakfast now can we? There's this little thing called cholesterol that we have to be aware of. :/
Pancakes? Eh Waffles? Ain't nobody got time for that on a random Tuesday morning. ;) Although, over the weekend, my sweet daughter made pumpkin Belgian waffles for us. YUM!
Now, that's not to say that I don't eat at all. I mean a girl's gotta eat to function right? And, I teach preschool, so I need lots of energy to keep up with those 3 and 4 year olds.
So, what do I eat then? In the warmer months, I drink lots of smoothies. I us…