Wednesday, December 15, 2010

School Snacks

One of my joys is seeing how creative I can be with preschool snack. We are in charge of snack one day each month, so I like to focus on the letter of the week or what subject they are focusing on that month. Here are some of my snacks.

"Alphabet Ocean"
This was in June as the kids were about to be out for the summer. I floated gummy alphabet letters in blue jell-o (each ocean did make a word if you dug out the letters) and put Teddy Grahams in life saver floating the seas.

This snack was for the month when the kids were working on their class garden. I used a cookie cutter to cut watermelon flowers and a hole cookie cutter to make a cantalope center. The insects are made from celery, piped with hummus, and pretzel wings.

Vroooommmm into "C" week. A Teddy Graham takes the wheel of this race car made of celery, carrot, and currants.

At the end of the rainbow discover the magic of learning the letter "R".  By using jello and some popcorn this becomes a very popular treat.

1/4 cup butter
3 Tbs corn syrup
1 pkg of jello- color/flavor of choice
4 cups popped popcorn

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Bring butter and corn syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. Add in jello and reduce heat to low, stir until jello is dissolved. Pour syrup over popcorn. Mix well, coating popcorn. Spread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool then break apart. Serve.

Keep checking back as more snacks will be added as school goes on!

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