Teachers and homeschool parents, just in time for National Reading Month in March, here’s a month-long menu of alphabet letter snacks. Use these for interactive reading lesson plans. Use Alpha-Bits cereal, letter pretzels, cookies for letter shape. Make character sandwiches using any spread and leave open face. Use pretzels or matchstick carrots for whiskers. For eyes, use Cheerios, spray cheese, raisins, olives, banana or kiwi slices. Make ears, nose and mouth from apple bits, pimentos, pepper pieces, triangle chips or crackers. Use pretzel sticks for legs. For cookie creations, use candy or fruit to make faces.
A animal alphabet preschool snacks
–apples and almond butter
–ants on a log (celery spread with cream cheese and raisins)
B animal alphabet school snacks
–banana animal boat: Peel banana. Cut a slit; add animal crackers.
–bunny bites (baby carrots, broccoli)
–berry blue blaster (blueberry or blackberry yogurt)
C animal alphabet school snacks
–cheese and crackers
–C3 crudités (celery, cauliflower, carrots with cream cheese)
–Cheery cherry cat cookies (frosted cookies with maraschino cherry eyes and nose)
D animal alphabet school snacks
–dog chow (square and round breakfast cereals–Life, Cheerios, Kix)
–duck duck goose (marshmallow Peeps, animal crackers)
E animal alphabet school snacks
–elephant eggs (deviled eggs)
F school snacks to learn ABCs
–favorite finger foods
–favorite fresh fruit
G healthy snack recipes to learn ABCs
–gorilla cookies (big cookies with banana slices)
— goofy giraffe: Poke raisin eye in Swiss cheese cube head. Place cheese cube on pretzel rod, celery or carrot stick neck. Poke in apple body. Add pretzel legs.
H healthy snack recipes to learn ABCs
–healthy hot dogs (cheese stick on whole grain bun with sliced veggies)
–ham witches (ham sandwiches, blue corn tortilla witch hat, olive eyes, pumpkin seed teeth)
–haystacks: Mix melted butterscotch chips, chow mein noodles and coconut.
I healthy snack recipes to learn ABCs
–ice cream clowns: (scoop of ice cream for head, ice cream cone hat, candy eyes and mouth).
–Indian corn pancakes. Add canned corn to pancake mix; shape pancakes in letter I.
J healthy snack recipes to learn ABCs
–Jamberry Jam-witches (PBJ sandwiches)
–Jaguars: (cat face sandwiches)
K healthy snack recipes for kids
–King Kong cookies (like gorilla cookies)
–Kangaroo pockets (pita pocket bread with favorite fillings)
L preschool snacks
–lambkins (hard boiled eggs, pretzel legs, eyes)
–lemonade with lime slices
–lettuce pinwheels (tortilla spread with cream cheese, ham slices, lettuce, rolled up, sliced)
M snack recipes for kids
— mushroom Martians. (whole mushrooms with spray cheese eyes)
–meow munch mix (like Dog Chow)
–Mouse food (cheese chunks)
N snack recipes for kids
–nutty nibbles (peanut butter cookies or sandwiches)
O snack recipes for kids
–otter pops: (decorated frosted sugar cookie face)
–ostrich or owl omelets (favorite omelet recipe)
P snack recipes for kids
–pink piggies (pink frosted animal crackers)
–pretzels, popcorn and peanut butter
–pepperoni, peppers and pineapple pizza
Q alphabet preschool snacks
–quiche tarts: Place pie crust circles in muffin tin. Mix eggs, milk, cheese, pepper, garlic, salt and favorite add-ins. Bake.
–Quarters (foil-wrapped candy coins)
–Nestle Quick (tell students to drink it “quietly.”)
R alphabet preschool snacks
–red roses: Place two Hershey’s Kisses end to end. Wrap in red plastic wrap. Add green pipe cleaner.
–ratatouille: (vegetable soup)
–Rabbit-wiches (oval carrot slices for ears)
S alphabet preschool snacks
–summer squash slices
–sunflower sandwiches: Cut bread round. Frost with cream cheese. Arrange apple slices in flower shape with sunflower seeds in center
–silly soup: Warm fruit juice; add fruit pieces.
T alphabet snacks
–tangerine T (iced tea with tangerine slices)
–tiny tacos (round tortilla chips with meat, cheese, tomatoes)
— turkey taters: Poke carrot, celery sticks in baked potato for feathers. Add spray cheese eyes, pimento wattle.
U alphabet snacks
–umbrella cookies: Poke candy cane or pretzel stick into marshmallow pinwheel cookie.
–Upside down cake
V letter snacks
–very vanilla valentines (frosted cookies decorated with V shaped snacks)
–veggies and dip
W letter snacks
–witchy-poo wands (pretzels rods dipped in frosting and sprinkles)
–weathervanes: Poke pretzel sticks in cheese chunk to make X. Attach letters N, W, S, E to appropriate points on X.
X letter snacks
–tic-tac-toe(x and o shaped pretzels)
–X-men: Make like weathervanes. Omit letters; Add eyes and pretzel antennae.
–yak milk (plain milk)
— Dr. Seuss Pink Yink Ink Drink (milk colored pink with blueberry juice or strawberries)
–yellow lemon yogurt
–yam-witches (cooked sweet potatoes, applesauce, cream cheese sandwiches)
Z letter snacks
–zoo mobile (animals crackers lined up like a train)
–zippers (Fruit by the Foot)