Test out these pajama day snacks with your class! One of my favorite ways to include preschool literacy activities in the classroom is to bring books to life with book-inspired visual aides or activities.
Since this month’s Book Club Play Date is centered on the book Llama Llama Red Pajama, I’m sharing a few ideas for snacks inspired by the book. For this play date, I envisioned a pajama day with the kids – it’s something my son and I do sometimes, and we try to have one once a year in preschool too.
snacks for pajama day
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Llama Llama Red Pajama is a rhyming story about Baby Llama who isn’t too keen on going to bed. He’s a bit worried about what his mama is up to, and he causes a bit of a ruckus about it. This story really lends itself to having a pajama play date! The kiddos can come all dressed in their pajamas, listen to the story, then get down to some fun!
After some activities, it’ll be time for a snack. The snack that we almost always eat during pajama day (at school or at home) is popcorn! For a Llama Llama themed snack, we decided to add red M&Ms to the popcorn – actually, we went with kettle corn this time around. The red M&Ms match Baby Llama’s pajamas, and add a sweet aspect to the salty popcorn.
We also enjoy a good cup of hot chocolate with the popcorn, so we couldn’t forget that! We added some whipped cream and red sprinkles to match the red M&Ms. An easy-peasy snack for a fun pajama day play date!
Some other ideas for Llama Llama Red Pajama day snacks:
- Pancakes or waffles
- Cookies made into the shape of a quilt (like Baby Llama’s quilt)
- Red foods, like strawberries
Do you and your kiddos/students ever hold a pajama day? What do you get up to on those days?
check out more Llama Llama Red Pajama ideas
Llama Llama Red Pajama Busy Bag | Still Playing School
Roll-A-Llama Game | Craftulate
Llama Llama Red Pajama Proprioception Sensory Activity | Sugar Aunts
Llama Llama Red Pajama Footprint Craft | House of Burke
Hands-On Preschool Materials
It is imperative that we keep our classrooms stocked with materials that will give our students the hands-on learning experiences that they love (and need!). There are a few specific things that I always keep on-hand in my classroom. Check them out in the list below.
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- Safety scissors
- Dramatic play items
- Math manipulatives
- Dry erase markers
- Sensory items
- Play dough
- Craft supplies
- Playground balls
- Music and movement tools
- Books, books, and more books!
When it comes to preschool, this list is really just skims the surface of the wide variety of materials that can be used. The best thing about this age group is that they learn the most while playing. So, whether they’re playing on the playground, building with blocks, or creating a masterpiece, rest assured that the children are learning so many important skills, all while having fun!
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