Toddlers learn best by using their senses, and eating is no exception! At snack time, the children were given some blue berries, cut strawberries, and a graham cracker covered with cream cheese. Using their creativity, they made their own designs on the cracker and ate the end result! Of course there was also some taste testing along the way too!
By preparing their own snack, the children were able to touch each of the items, look at the different colors, experience their softness or crunch, taste them individually and compare that to the bite that combined all the tastes. Sorting the fruit by color and shape is also a way to include learning in snack time!
Snack time is an opportunity to encourage trying new foods, selecting healthy choices and promoting creativity!