Saturday, December 7, 2013

Holiday Food Fun For Kids!

Hi! I'm Ayn and I am a Ga. Pre-K teacher, serving 4 and 5 year olds in an inclusive setting. I share my classroom adventures on my blog, little illuminations.

The holidays are synonymous with festive food. Kids enjoy cooking and decorating holiday snacks as much as we do! Today I'm sharing a few fun ways for kids to make some tasty treats.

One of the time honored holiday traditions is making a gingerbread house. (This is a great way to use up an leftover candy, too!) Put the house together and decorate with frosting and candy. 

If you want to try gingerbread decorating and you are not a baker, or simply have time constraints, you can pick up some pre-made gingerbread men (like Little Debbie) and decorate!

Our baking is quite limited (due to child care regs), but we still have a lot of fun with the decorating!


These penguins are such fun to make! We've used goldfish crackers, candy corn, Bugles corn snacks (pretty much whatever is handy) to turn Oreos into penguins.

Make polar bears out of Oreos, white frosting and a few candies.

Instant Snowman S'mores are such an easy idea and can even be easily packaged for a cute individual gift! Decorate marshmallows making a snowman face using food markers and pair with a striped fudge shortbread cookie. Microwave for a couple of seconds and instant s'more!

We took chocolate frosted cupcakes and added M&Ms, Nilla Wafers and pretzels to make yummy reindeer cupcakes.

Snowman doughnuts are as easy as they are fun! Decorate powdered sugar doughnuts with candy corn and M&Ms to make a snowman face!

These chocolate chip reindeer cookies are to die for! And they are so cute! I actually got these as a gift last year and fell in love! I think I'm making a batch later this week for those little extra "gifts" that are good to have on hand, just in case. 

The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the time spent with your child creating memories and yummy treats! I hope your holiday season is merry and bright! 

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1 comment:

  1. I love using snacks the kiddos can make themselves! The penguin one is really adorable-might have to try some of these for our holiday party! :)



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