This week’s #PLAYfulpreschool theme is about reindeer, as you may have already guessed! 🙂 My preschool kiddos and I had fun delving into reindeer-themed Christmas snacks for kids.
Christmas snacks for kids to make
Ingredients we used
Peanut butter (Sun Butter or cream cheese are peanut-free alternatives)
M&Ms (raisins or skittles are peanut-free alternatives)
1. Have the children spread the peanut butter on a graham cracker square. I gave children spoons and showed them how to use the rounded edge to spread the peanut butter. Butter knives would work well, too. I just used the spoons because they were readily available. A few children didn’t like peanut butter, so they just skipped this step. I don’t have any peanut allergies this year, or I would have used peanut-free alternatives.
2. Let the children get two mini pretzels to add as the reindeer’s antlers.
3. Have the children add two raisins for the reindeer’s eyes.
4. Let the children choose an M&M for the reindeer’s nose.
5. Let the children enjoy their snack! Be prepared to make more reindeer treats!
Add in some literacy
Before we had our snack, I wrote out the directions for the children. I read it to them ahead of time, and we referred to it a few times while making our “reindeer.” I plan on printing out some pictures of the kids making their snacks, then I’ll add the pictures to our “recipe” and post everything in the classroom! It will make for some great shared reading later on this month.
More reindeer-themed Christmas snacks for kids
Here are more reindeer snacks preschoolers can help make around the holidays (or anytime, really):
- L’il Luna uses pretzels and chocolates to create her Reindeer Treats
- Muffin Tin Mom makes an open-faced Rudolph sandwich
- A Healthy Slice of Life’s Cheesy Reindeer have, you guessed it, cheese as the main ingredient
More reindeer ideas from the rest of the #PLAYfulpreschool crew
Swat the Letter: Reindeer Preschool Literacy Activity from Learning 2 Walk
Alphabet Activities: Reindeer Roll from Growing Book by Book
Reindeer Preschool Activities with Play Dough and Songs from Life Over C’s
Reindeer Noses Playdough Math Mats for Preschool: 1-to-1 Correspondence from the Preschool Toolbox Blog
Palm Print Reindeer Craft and Poem from Capri +3
Racing Reindeer Number Line Activity from Mom Inspired Life
Reindeer Christmas Dot Marker Activity from Still Playing School
Reindeer Math Games for Preschool Learning from The Educators’ Spin On It