Creating cars with snack time is a great way to engage your children in an activity - with the added benefit of getting in those vital fruits and veggies!
You will need
- apple slices
- a plastic knife
What to do
To begin, cut the apple in half from top to bottom. Take each half and cut it into thirds, using the middle piece as the body of your car. Encourage your child to peel and cut the banana into slices. Demonstrate how to put the toothpick through the apple slice, and allow your child to attach the banana slices to the apple as a wheel. Encourage your child to play with the car on their plate, showing them how the “wheels” turn!
Helpful tip : If you don’t have these fruits on hand, feel free to use any other fruits/veggies such as cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, grapes!
- Creativity and imagination
- Fine motor development
- Sensory development; exploring various materials
- Introduction to a healthy, balanced, diet
Discuss with your child
- What does a car look like?
- Can you turn the wheels?
- Let’s drive your car!