Silly Snacks

Objective:

Children will draw silly snack ideas which can later be created (at the leader's discretion)

Materials:

  • Print the Silly Snack worksheets
  • Make one copy for each child
  • Crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • Optional: provide snack foods so that children can make and taste their creations

Instructions:

  1. Distribute the Silly Snack worksheet and explain that they are to create the silliest super snack around! Tell kids that a super snack makes a bridge between two meals, so it should have a fruit and/or vegetable AND at least 1 other food from another healthy food group, (grains, low-fat milk or dairy foods, or protein foods like nuts, seeds, lean meat, eggs or legumes).
  2. Children should identify the foods in their snacks, draw a picture of how it is made, and name the snack.
  3. Offer some silly ideas for their snacks (or have small groups work together to create a snack for each category). Examples:
    • Out-in-space snack
    • Midnight snack
    • Volcano snack
    • Ocean snack
  4. Gather in a circle so that each child can tell the others about his/her silly snack.
  5. Optional: vote for the silliest; most likely to eat; or least likely to eat snacks.

Extension Activities:

  • Compile all the individual pages and create a Silly Snack Recipe Book!
  • Make it and taste it! As a group select a few silly snacks to try then gather the ingredients so that children may make them and taste them the following day.

Note: You may want to select the snacks with common or user-friendly ingredients!