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River Snacks

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Our River Snacks go back to our Bubbles, Boats and Floats theme in May, but I had to share it with you. It’s such a simple and cute snack that children can help make.  I’m not big on cutesy foods, simply because I don’t have much time, but some of them are quick and easy so I make exceptions. Each month, our Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum kit comes with recipe cards that are perfect for cooking with kids.

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Kids love to cook! Anything in the kitchen, they are interested in it. I fail to do as much with them as I should, as far as cooking. It can be a lot take on with 6-8 kids of varying ages in my group. I find that simple ideas like this work best, simplifying as much as possible. Each child has a plate, a plastic knife, their own cream cheese to spread and their own crackers to touch reduces frustration and waiting time.

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Some of my kids spot these cards from across the room, on the counter, and have to read it over. 4-year-olds can understand exactly what we’re doing here. Otherwise, a simple demonstration gets everyone on the same page.River Snack Recipe Card

River Snacks

Needed:

  • Pretzel Rods
  • Blueberry cream cheese (we used plain with blue colored sugar sprinkled over top)
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Plates
  • Plastic Knives

Directions:

  1. Demonstrate proper hand washing.
  2. Take a pretzel rod and some crackers, then place a spoonful of cream cheese on the plate.
  3. Spread some cream cheese on a pretzel rod and pretend it is a riverbed.
  4. Add some fish to the river.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

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Cute and yummy snack kids will actually eat! It worked wonderfully to incorporate it into our River theme.
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