5. All Hail the Afternoon Snack
Your tiny fun monsters will get hungry eventually – but there’s no need to halt the hilarity when it’s time for a snack. Get the kids involved in the meal prep – not only will their bellies be full, their brains will be too. They’ll get a chance to build skills like creativity, resourcefulness and teamwork – delish!
A few ideas to get you going:
-Create a ‘DIY yogurt bowl’ cafe: Ask them to help choose the yogurt toppings from the fridge, and arrange them into little bowls. Create a restaurant role-play by asking them to help ’run’ the cafe – they’ll need to load up the ingredients, scoop out the yogurt for their guests and accept currency (paper money will do just fine).
-Have a tortilla pizza party: We love this easy, ingenious method for a fun, pizza-like snack. Serve up each child with their own personal “pizza” that they can decorate themselves. When they’re ready, pop ‘em in the oven for a few minutes and your simple snack is served.
-Blind taste test game: Place a few unique fruits and vegetables into paper bags, and ask them to reach in and guess what they’re touching. Then, with their eyes closed, have them describe the flavour once they bite into it. Not only will having fun with fruit and veg create positive associations with healthy eating, they’ll develop their vocab, descriptive words and palate while they’re at it!