Alphabet Snacks

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  1. rootyrooty

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    We are starting the alphabet in PK3 and plan to have a different snack that corresponds to the alphabets. I am looking for any websites or references of simple recipes that can be provided the children at snack time. Thanks.
     
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  3. becky

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    Rooty, go to the library and check out AlphabetThemeasaurus. For each letter there are umpteen activities and snacks. It's a huge book in the resource section, and has a dinosaur on the cover.
     
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    Alphabet Themeasaurus

    Hi Becky,

    THanks for the reference. I just checked my library through iBistro and they don't have it. I couldn'd find it on Amazon.com. Do you know who the author is or publisher? Thanks.
    Donna
     
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    It's put out by Warren Publishing, and I think the author's name is Jean Warren.
    I hope you find it, because it helped me teach my little one all the letters and their sounds.
     
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    Snack Ideas

    Here are some ideas I have in my files they came off the KinderKorner Listserve a while back.
    Becky

    AlphaBite Snacks:

    A- Apples, apricots
    B- Bread and butter, bananas, butterscotch
    C- Carrots, cupcakes, cookies, celery with cheese
    D- Doughnuts, dip (for vegetables or crackers)
    E- Eggs (deviled eggs or hard-boiled), egg salad, English muffins
    F- Fruit, figs
    G- Grapes, graham crackers, gumdrops
    H- Honey butter, honeydew melon, honey
    I- Ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches
    J- Jelly, juice, jam
    K- Kielbasa, kiwi
    L- Lemonade, licorice
    M- Marshmallows, milk, melba toast
    N- Nectarines, nuts
    O- Oranges, oatmeal cookies
    P- Pineapple, popcorn, pickles
    Q- Quiche, quick drink (instant fruit punch)
    R- Raisins, raspberries
    S- Sunflower seeds, strawberries, sandwiches
    T- Tomato, tunafish, taffy
    U- Upside-down cake
    V- Vanilla wafers, vegetables, vanilla pudding
    W- Wheat bread with butter, walnuts, watermelon
    X- Mystery X food
    Y- Yogurt, yams
    Z- Zucchini squash, zwieback toast
     
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    A great resource

    A wondeful book that I use is called "Alphabet Recipes for Snacktime" it is published by scholastic the ISBN #: 0-439-30359-1

    These are all no cook recipces and most are nutrious. It also includes a poem for each snack which I like to put on chart paper and have the class come up and circle letters they recognize. (I let mine circle any letter they know not just the letter of the week) I love this book. If there is specific letter you are struggling with let me know.

    Our favorites have been the Wishing wand for W (pretzel rod, peanut butter, chopped nuts, and a few cookie sprinkles so they sparkle) and the Lion for L (small flour tortilla, peanut butter, pretzel sticks, rasins, mini ritz cracker, and shoestring licorice).


    Becky
     
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    Here are some celebration days for each letter (I know they are not a snack but they are fun)

    Our class celebrates each letter of the alphabet with a "special day" in honor of that letter. Below is a list of the ways we celebrate each letter.

    Aa= Apron Day, Apple Day
    Bb=Bear Day, Button Day, Boots Day
    Cc= Cap Day, Cowboy Day, Cookie Day
    Dd= Doughnut Day, Dress-Up Day
    Ee= Egg Hunt, Exercise Day
    Ff= Funny Feet Day
    Gg=Green Day,Glasses Day, Gobbler Day
    Hh=Horrible Hair Day
    Ii= Ice Cream Social
    Jj= Jeans Day, Jell-O Party, Jewelry Day, Jogging Suit Day
    Kk= King for a Day
    Ll= Lemon Day, Laughing Day
    Mm= Mitten Day, Mask Day, Muffin Day, Mud Day
    Nn= Nonsense Day, Noodle Day, Necktie and Necklace Day
    Oo= Oval and Octagon Day, Overalls Day
    Pp=Pajama Party, Pizza Party, Purple Day, Pocket Day
    Qq= Queen for a Day
    Rr= Rainbow Day, Rodeo, Reading Day
    Ss= Silly Sock Day, Shades Day, Sandwich Day
    Tt= Tea Party
    Uu= Underwear Day, Upside Down Day
    Vv = Velvet Day, Velcro Day, Vest Day
    Ww= Waterplay Day, Western Day, Wings Day, Watermelon Day, Wacky Wednesday
    Xx= "X" marks the Spot Treasure Hunt
    Yy= Yellow Day
    Zz= Zipper Day, Zebra Stripes Day, Zoo Day
     
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    Though it takes some work from you, you could bake cookies in letter shapes. The cookie cutters are readily available.
     
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    I like the book Alphabet Cooking Cards by Cheryl Olmstead (Fearon Teacher Aids FE-0454)
    Each recipe creates a single-serving snack.
     
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    You can also roll pretzel dough in the shape of various letters, or mix a few drops of food coloring in milk... kids "paint" letter on bread, then toast it. :)
     
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    Encourage Parents To Extend Your Work By Picking Letters Of The Alph. To Go Shopping With Them. Like- A,b,c,& D. These Letters Can Go With Them To The Grocery Store, Mall, Grandparents House, Wherever. The Child Must Find Something That Starts With That Letter, And Each Letters That You Brought With You. EXAMPLE: A- BUY AN "APPLE". :D Even The Child Can Pick The Letters That Go. Let Them Have A Different Visual Of The Alphabet. Soon Letters Will Just "follow Them" Where Ever They Go!!!!
     

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