Blueberries for Sal is a classic tale of mothers, children and finding your way home. Weelicious’ teddy bear toast idea is just the companion for afternoon story time. The steps to recreate the recipe are simple: Toast your fave bread, decorate with a peanut butter bear face and finish off with blueberries for eyes and nose.
Cool things off this summer with fresh and smooth peach popsicles using this recipe by Chocolate and Carrots. With only two ingredients needed — greek yogurt and peaches — the kids can make the popsicles, then read some chapters of James and the Giant Peach while waiting for the mixture to set.
We love the lesson in Stone Soup: Everyone coming together with their own ingredients to make a great meal for all. If you’re presented with a drizzly day, spend an afternoon taking the kids through the steps of making the soup from scratch using the recipe from The Kennington Family (being sure to make plenty for leftovers), then settle under a cozy blanket and get your read on.
We all know the power of the cookie bribe — for the kids, or the petite mouse in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. If you give the kids these hot chocolate cookie cups, who knows what good behavior you’ll get in return? Find the recipe over at The Gunny Sack along with tips on all the different pieces of the cookie puzzle; we spy cookies, chocolate, mini mallows, pretzels …
Green eggs and ham — or is it?
Take a cue from Random Recycling and make a fun version of Green Eggs and Ham by using pretzels, frosting and green candies. What a fun lunchbox surprise or addition to a party snack table. It’s Sam-I-Am approved.
Hot diggity dog
Hot dogs are often dinnertime MVP. These dogs by Healthy Life Seasons are just as easy to make, but are double-down tasty, with the fancy factor of spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese — a fitting storybook snack for Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun.
If getting the little ones interested in breakfast is a daily challenge, try pairing the morning meal with these French toast roll-ups by Cincy Shopper. A little bread, strawberry jam and cream cheese all spiraled up gives toast just the right amount of appeal and goes well when paired with the pages of Bread and Jam for Frances.
Miniature food makes everyone happy. These mini hot dogs by Oh Happy Day! are perfect for toddler hands and a great partner for The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog. It’s the story of a hungry pigeon that finds a snack he can’t wait to devour, but he meets a tiny tweeting duckling that gives him some trouble.
Forever a troublemaker, that Curious George must get hungry during his adventures, just like your own little monkeys. A batch of this chunky-monkey granola mix by My Happy Place should fuel up the crew. This description says it all: “It's full of chocolatey, peanut-buttery, banana-y goodness, crisp and crunchy and it ranks pretty high on the scale-o-chunkage!”
100% chance of yummy!
This extra-carroty recipe for bolognese by Fuss Free Flavors is the ideal sidekick for a reading of Spaghetti With a Chance of Meatballs. The recipe is chockfull of carrots, tomatoes and onions (no need to even mention this to the veggie haters). A sheet of puff pastry and a bunny-shaped cookie cutter help make perfect puffy toppers for the meal.
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