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.
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.
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.
- Pretzel Rods
- Blueberry cream cheese (we used plain with blue colored sugar sprinkled over top)
- Goldfish Crackers
- Plastic Knives
- Demonstrate proper hand washing.
- Take a pretzel rod and some crackers, then place a spoonful of cream cheese on the plate.
- Spread some cream cheese on a pretzel rod and pretend it is a riverbed.
- Add some fish to the river.
- Eat and enjoy!
Cute and yummy snack kids will actually eat! It worked wonderfully to incorporate it into our River theme.
More Ideas for Cooking with Kids
- Eat the Moon Space Snack
- Rainbow Fruit Kabobs
- M is for Moose Muffins
- Rainbow Painted Toast
- L is for Lemonade