For this week’s Virtual Book club for kids, we read the Gruffalo! Such a fun book for kids to read, and it’s one of our favorites. We have done some forest painting and even a forest sensory bin in the past, so I thought this time we would go with a fun themed snack! This tree snack was the perfect extension activity after we read the book (for the hundredth time ;)), we were inspired by this one from Fantastic, Fun and Learning.
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To Make Your Tree Snack to Eat with the Gruffalo
What you need:
What to do:
Create an example tree snack by making a trunk out of celery and peanut butter, adding pretzel branches and grape leaves.
Show the kids the snack and provide them with the ingredients. Ask how they would make their own tree snack!
I loved the creations that my kids came up with. My 3 year old made a 3D sculpture version of a tree while my 5 year old decided to stick the pretzels into the grapes to complete his structure. My 1 year old just kind of piled it all together.
One thing was certain, they all thought it was quite tasty! And we talked a bit about the science of trees and the different parts of a tree.
We hope you enjoy reading the Gruffalo just as much as we do!