Today, we used some of the “bonus day” activities from our Mother Goose Time curriculum to make healthy, easy, reindeer themed snacks. I love that our curriculum allows for extra fun for the holidays, and this easy activity was a big hit at snack time.
My version of the reindeer snacks
This is a super quick and easy treat for your holiday, and you probably already have everything you need to make them in your cupboards. For the head, you need a round base- I used oat meal cookies and my husband used an apple slice on his for a healthier alternative. Mother Goose Time called for rice cakes (which I didn’t have on hand) as the base- so really, any round, edible treat would work.
Then, all you need to do is spread peanut butter (or chocolate frosting if you want to be really naughty!) and place raisins for the eyes, and a sliced cherry for the nose. Antlers are made with pretzels. Other options for materials could be chocolate chips, nuts, M&Ms and other candies- really anything works for this one.
If I was making these to take to a party, I would have made a whole tray on my own, but instead, we made these snacks as a family, turning it into a craft project and a snack. I just gave the kids the ingredients they needed, and put a glob of peanut butter on their plates and let them do their own thing.
I think they turned out great!
I received a copy of this curriculum free in exchange for blogging about our experience with the program. All opinions are my own. Next month, we’re going on a Dino Dig with Mother Goose Time, and I have some pretty neat companion printables to share, so stay tuned!