For a fun, spring food craft, try these mini chick crackers!
A recent message from a reader wanted to know what fun food craft ideas we had to bring in spring! From pre-school to home school, food crafts are all the rage. Why not, when you could combine snack time, play time, and creativity with a project designed around healthy food.
So, we grabbed cheese, crackers, olives, and carrots to make these spring chicks. The kids can layer their own chicks to make them unique, or to reinforce learning skills such as:
- Patterns – The kids can learn and remember, crackers on bottom, then the cheese, then the carrots. These types of pattern learning can help kids build critical reasoning skills, as well as mathematical skills.
- Fine motor skills- Picking up each small piece for building the chick takes time to learn! This is something that toddlers are just beginning to grasp. Having these small pieces of food is great for finger movement and placement.
- counting (two eyes, one nose, etc.) I love counting ANYTHING we are building. The kids can make FOUR chicks, with EIGHT feet, FOUR noses, EIGHT eyes, and TWENTY feathers. Many opportunities for counting.
- Shapes- Circles, rectangles, squares… these chicks have it all!
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