It’s Tasty Tuesday of NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, and to honor this fun day and to go along with our farm theme, we are going to be making rice cake pigs.
Snack time for preschoolers is much more than enjoying a tasty treat. It is a time for children to build independence and develop self-help skills. They pour their own milk or water (“pour with your strong hand and hold the cup with your helper hand”), pass items to their classmates, clear their place settings, clean up spills, and, in some instances, even prepare their own food!
For our pig snack, this morning, each child will served a plate containing all of the ingredients. They will use their fine motor skills to spread the cream cheese, with a plastic knife, and to assemble their pigs. So much fun! This snack would also be fitting for a fairy tales/nursery rhymes theme (Three Little Pigs).
– Rice cakes
– Strawberry cream cheese or cream cheese with food coloring