I cut out some monster head shapes from construction paper and provided a variety of healthy snacks to decorate them. There were apple slices, carrot rounds, craisins, string cheese, pretzels, popcorn and peanuts. Each kid got a monster face and a plate with their “decorations.”
All 23 kids had a BALL with this activity. In fact, we had to keep reminding them that they needed to eat as well as decorate their monster faces! They were really creative on how to use their ingredients and they had some hilarious comments to go along with it 🙂
It was a perfect activity and snack all rolled together in one! They got to be creative, use their imaginations, work on their fine motor skills, and best of all……they ate the “boring, healthy snack food” because it was fun!
This can easily be adjusted for all kinds of holidays, so don’t fret if it is too late for your Halloween needs! Just cut out the appropriate shape, then add all kinds of fun healthy foods as decorations.
- Halloween: monster, witch or pumpkin
- Thanksgiving: turkey or pumpkin
- Christmas: snowman, Santa or elf
- Valentines: Cupid
- St Patricks: leprechaun
- Easter: bunny
Jen T says
Super cute idea!
Thanks Jen! My Kindergartener is still talking about it!