As we explored different trees outside and learned about the different parts of trees, I wanted the kids to be able to make their own models of a tree. To make it fun, we played with our food a bit and created this easy tree snack for kids.
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We started with a few different kinds of pretzels. To begin with I showed the kids this plate and we talked about the differences between the different kinds of pretzels. Then I encouraged them to think about which parts of the tree each kind of pretzel could represent.
Next I showed them this plate of grapes. I cut them in half so they would lay flat and not roll off the table when the kids were creating. It didn’t take the kids long to decide which part of the tree the grapes would represent.
Next I put some wax paper out along the counter. I wanted them to have plenty of space to create their trees.
Lovey was very proud of her creation, and I was proud of the way she told me all about the parts of the tree she used to build it.
Do you think your kids would enjoy making their own tree snacks? It would be a quick and healthy snack even if you weren’t working on a tree theme.
More Creative Tree Snacks
Shortly after we made our snacks here at home I came across these awesome ideas from two very creative ladies. You might be able to create your own snack forest!
Cucumber and Pretzels Tree Snack from Meet the Dubiens
Broccoli and Pretzel Tree from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons
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This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Matching Tree Activity
2) Colorful Trees Sorting Mats
3) Tree Color Word Building Mats
4) Tree Addition Game
5) Tree Beginning Sound Sort (for sounds /t/, /r/, and short /e/)
6) Tree Dice Game
7) Uppercase Tree Alphabet Cards
8) Lowercase Fruits, Seeds, and Flowers Alphabet Cards
9) 0-35 Tree Number Cards
10) Shape Cards (for hands-on shape activities)
11) Tree Word Family Sort (for -an, -op, -it, and -ug)
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Find more ideas for learning about trees on my Letter T Pinterest Board.