You will need:
white paper plates (face)
apple or orange slices for mouth
peeled mini-carrots for nose
small pretzels for ears
banana slices with a dab of peanut butter and raisin for eyes
shredded cheddar cheese for hair.
Have the children draw in crayon their face and then make their face with food. Big hit with our preschool class.
Have each child bring in an ingredient to add to the soup. Have children wash, peel, cut ingredients and put in big pot, cook, and then enjoy.
RICE CAKE FACES:
Spread with PB, use raisins, red-hots, choc chips nuts make own face for snacks
Fruit Plate (lunch or snack)
Give each child a paper plate and sliced fruit. Ask them to create themselves using the slices of fruit. Example; grapes for eyes, sliced apple for eye brows, banana sliced lengthwise for a mouth and a kiwi slice for a nose.
Let the children create ‘me pizzas’ using English muffins, pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, green pepper slices. The children can use the pepperoni and green pepper slices to create faces on their pizzas. Bake in oven and serve.
To encourage Happy Healthy smiles, and practice some fine motor skills, also listening and following directions. help the children to create Apple Smiles.
You will need: Shiny Red Apples [cut in wedges] with skins on. Peanut butter or strawberry flavored fluff Mini marshmallows Popsicle sticks or tongue depressors for spreading.
Now give each child 2 lips – shiny red apple wedges. Have them spread one side of each wedge with peanut butter or strawberry flavored fluff [looks like gums] Then have them count out 5 mini marshmallows. Place the marshmallows on one wedge close to the edge. Now stick the other wedge [which has already been spread with PB or Fluff] to the marshmallows. You should now have a Happy Healthy smile. Note: if you have any children in your class with a visible missing tooth, you could step in and help personalize their smile by removing a marshmallow from the smile – then show them the likeness in a mirror!
Fun snack idea for all about me is to take gingerbread cookie cutters and cut out wonder bread people then paint them with milk and food coloring. Can be toasted and color still shows up.
Gingerbread kids are a great idea for snacks children make their own people to bake with two sultanas for eyes and a licorice strip for mouth and use your imagination.
A fun and easy snack is to make a face on the plate out of frozen blueberries and fresh coconut chunks. Use coconut for nose and eyebrows and three blueberries for eyes each and a row of blueberries in a smiling face. The children love to eat this face and can name the parts as they eat them, also count the blueberries and can even be involved in the process of opening the fresh coconut shell, seeing the milk come out, etc etc. Use variations on this and let your imagination run!