Who says you can't play with your food! Check out some of these fun ideas!
Ingredients: your favourite cut-out cookie recipe (either sugar cookies or short bread—we used short bread), tubes or gel icing to write with, flour
Step 1: Make your favourite dough (check online for a recipe or in your favourite cookbook) and let it sit in the fridge for an hour.
Step 2: In batches, roll out the dough over flour and let your child use whatever cookie cut-outs you have to stamp the dough into shapes.
Step 3: Bake the cookies.
Step 4: When the cookies are completely cooled (otherwise the icing melts off) give your child a tube of gel icing to write either letters or words.
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Make some Alphabet soup to eat for lunch on this Literacy Theme Day. You can buy canned soup or make your own using alphabet pasta!
Cake and Icing:
Bake your favourite cake and with a tube of icing have your children write on it.
What does food have to do with literacy? You'd be surprised...
Look through cookbooks together to find a snack, lunch, dinner, and/or dessert to make.
Have your child write out the shopping list and read it as well when you do the shopping.
Read the prices of each product together.
Read the labels on products as well to learn about nutrition!
Ingredients: Refrigerated dough (either bread stick or pizza dough—we used pizza dough)
Step 1: Break the dough into pieces and give them to your child/children to shape into letters.
Step 2: Follow directions on the refrigerated dough and cook them on a baking sheet.
A is for Apple, B is for Banana, and C is for Carrots!
Use this printable for ABC Pancakes to create a breakfast that is healthy and delicious for your whole family!
Ingredients: Raisins, graham crackers, peanut butter (use cream cheese if you have children with nut allergies).
Step 1: Spread peanut butter or cream cheese on the graham crackers.
Step2: Let your children arrange the raisins to form letters or words on the crackers (the peanut butter or cream cheese will make the raisins stick).
VARIATION: Just use raisins on a plate!
Make your family's favourite pasta sauce and eat it with Alphabet shaped pasta.
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