What is the lesson? An octopus inspired snack!
What is our theme? Ocean Creatures
- PW37. The young toddler participates in physical care routines.
- PW34. The young toddler controls small muscles in hand.
- CD60. The younger toddler experiments with various wet and dry materials to discover their properties.
- LC39. The older toddler participates in conversations.
Your child will learn about octopus. For example, they will learn that octopus have 8 legs when they help count the number of pretzels needed for their snack.
Books: The Rainbow fish
Educational videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abRPaXgJGQg
- Peanut Butter /sun butter
- Lay two ritz crackers flat. Give the child a butter knife with peanut butter and demonstrate how to gently put peanut butter on one cracker. Help them put peanut butter on theirs
- Help your child count up to eight, laying out the pretzels
- Help your child lay the pretzels together at the bottom of one of the crackers
- Stick the other peanut-buttered cracker on top of the cracker/pretzels
- Add peanut butter to two raisins
- Add raisin eyes
Activity Wrap Up:
Talk about what they made. Talk about where octopus are found. Talk about how this is a healthy snack.
How do I know what my child is learning?
Ask your child what they made. Ask your child how many legs their octopus has.
How can you extend this activity? (Modifications)
You can extend this activity by talking about other healthy food choices.
Helpful Hints: (Pitfalls & Solutions)
If your child doesn’t like peanut butter or sun butter, you can use cream cheese, frosting, or any other sticky spread.