Friday, April 1, 2016

Letter A activities and a snack.

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Let's talk about cereal for a minute. Cereal is a main food group in our house...in fact if you follow me on Instagram...or know me in real life...you know we eat cereal for dinner every Sunday night. Every.single.Sunday.night. It's a tradition. It's a fun tradition, something my children have grown to love...and know...a tradition that they will hopefully continue with their families.

My theory is, if cereal is good enough for breakfast...it's good enough for dinner...and lunch...and for a snack.

Speaking of snack, I whipped up a quick afternoon snack last week with Lyla...while we were learning all about the letter A.

You'll Need:

2 apples - sliced
1/4 cup of chocolate chips
1 tablespoon of organic peanut butter
1/2 cup of Berry Colossal Crunch
1/2 cup of Honey Bunches of Oats Crunch O's

  • First cut up an Apple (Get it? A for apple?).

  • Next melt chocolate chips and the organic peanut butter, in a microwave. Use organic peanut butter...as opposed to plain peanut butter...because it has more of an oil base...this is a great alternative to using oil to get the chocolate to melt...and it adds a little more protein to the snack. Obviously don't use peanut butter if you have a peanut allergy. 

  • Once the chocolate is melted dip each apple slice in the mixture.

  • Then place the apples on parchment paper. 


  • Allow the chocolate to harden, by letting the snack sit for a while...about 20 mins...you can also place these in the freezer for a few minutes to speed up the process.


My kids were so impressed by this snack, they have asked for it everyday since. All four of them really liked BOTH of these cereals. Post offers a variety of flavors to make everyone in the family happy. I picked up my Honey Bunches of Oats Crunch O's and Berry Colossal Crunch at Walmart. Walmart is like cereal heaven...the choices are endless...they even have a new Kung Fu Panda Po Power Crunch that looks super yummy! 

I paired my snack up with two letter A activities. The first activity was tracing the letter A. Using a washable marker draw the letter A on a window. Then tape sticky contact paper on the window. Last tear up tiny pieces of paper and have your student place the tiny paper pieces...on the sticky paper ...over the letter A. I find kids like these kinds of activities way more than writing the letters out.

The second activity involves making a letter A out of green construction paper, and turning the letter into a crocodile. Cut three strips of green construction paper and glue them into a letter A shape. Turn the paper sideways and add teeth and eyes to make the project look like a crocodile. Since we already had cereal out, we decided to glue cereal down to the paper to make it look like the crocodile was eating the cereal. 

Tell me would you ever try the Honey Bunches of Oats Crunch O's and Berry Colossal Crunch apple snack?

Would you ever try these letter A activities?
















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