summaryLearning to recognize letters of the alphabet is not only fun, it tastes good! That is, if you shape the ABC's out of things that children like to eat.
- The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers
- Alphabet Learning, Cooking
- Meal, Play
MATERIALS: Ingredients and cooking utensils called for in a recipe (see suggestions below),alphabet chart or letter cards (optional)
Try one of these ideas for a snack: Pretzel Letters. Let your children help mix a batch of pretzel dough, then roll and twist pieces of dough into letter shapes. Bake as you ordinarily would. Cookie Letters. Make your favorite stiff dough for cutting out cookies. Roll out the dough and cut out letters with alphabet cookie cutters or a knife. Your children can work with the cookie cutters, but of course youll use the knife. Cracker Letters. Buy a package of oriental egg roll wrappers from the supermarket. Cut letter shapes out of the skins with cookie cutters or a knife. Sprinkle on grated cheese or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, then bake until crisp. Mouse Letters. Give your children each a slice of American cheese. Let the little mice nibble away at the cheese to form letters and shapes (let them tell you what they have made). You can do the same with a piece of bread or a sandwich.