A Spring Snack, Craft and Book

Springtime is a season of transformation and growth. Celebrate this special time of the year with your children by crafting, eating snacks, and reading spring-themed books together. Your child’s love of learning will blossom right along with the flowers outside!

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Items Needed

Treat cup:

  • Yellow treat cup (or paper cup)
  • Orange card stock
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue

Chick sandwich:

  • Bread
  • Round cookie cutter (or a glass or small dish)
  • Cheese slice
  • Carrot stick
  • Candy eyes
  • Knife

Chick Trail Mix:

  • Popcorn
  • Cheerios
  • Graham cracker cookies
  • Jelly beans

Instructions

First, prepare the snacks. To make the springtime treat cup:

  1. Have your child draw the feet and beak on the orange card stock and cut them out
  2. Glue their drawings onto the treat cup along with the googly eyes.
  3. Fill the treat cup with the chick trail mix ingredients.

To make the chick sandwich:

  1. Cut the bread and cheese into a circular shape using the cookie cutter
  2. Place the cheese on top of the bread.
  3. Peel and cut a slice off the wide end of the carrot stick.  The carrot slice will be a circle, make two cuts on either side in a ‘V’ shape to make the beak.

Finally, read a fun springtime-themed book with your child. Here are a few chick books you might like to read:

  • The Chick and the Duckling by Mirra Ginsburg
  • Chick by Ed Vere
  • Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan
  • This Little Chick by John Lawrence
  • Chicken Little by Ed and Rebecca Emberley

Now you can read your chosen book to your little one while you both enjoy the delicious snacks you made together.

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