#1: Peanut Butter Dipping Fun
#3: Fruit Flowers
#4: Happy Friends
Looking for cute Christmas Party Food? Today’s Santa Hat Poppers would be the perfect Christmas Party food for kids. Make these Santa Claus inspired party poppers for your next holiday party or put them out at your next playdate to get the kids excited for Christmas.
10-15 oz block mozzarella cheese (sliced from a large block)
6 fresh strawberries
6 round crackers (Ritz, Toasteds, etc.)
Using a large block of mozzarella cheese from the grocery store, slice 1/8- 1/4 inch slices of cheese. You want the slices to be large enough to be able to punch two hat bases (using 2 inch cookie cutter shown below) out of each slice.
Use a cookie cutter shaped like a flower or a circle (the one shown here is about 2″ wide), and punch out little bases for your Santa hats. A flower has a cute look once the hats are assembled because it looks like fluffy white fur.
Your bases are now ready!
Slice the stem off of your fresh strawberries. Try to use strawberries with a width that would allow you to see your cute little hat base and not cover it up entirely, or look too small on the base you made.
I punched one more “flower” or Santa Hat base out than I needed, and sliced the little round edges into semicircles for the tops of Santa’s Hat.
I love to use the little plastic toothpicks from the dollar store. They are not too sharp, and look adorable to hold these little guys together. Note: Make sure the top semicircle of cheese is thick enough to allow the toothpick to go through without the cheese falling apart. The block mozzarella cheese I used worked great and did not fall apart. I kept my semicircle cheese hat toppers to at least 1 cm thick.
Although the Santa Hats look great and are ready to eat by step 5, I would suggest placing a cracker beneath each one. The saltiness of the cracker tastes great with the cheese, and also the cracker makes for each pick-up from the plate. This part is optional, but that’s my recommendation.
Your Santa Hat Poppers are now complete and ready to put out at your Christmas party or play date! The kids will love them! Mine sure did!
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Moms, how many times does the following scenario happen to you?
You feed the kids a healthy breakfast, wash faces, get dressed, find shoes, get out the door, buckle into car seats, and are off to your morning play date when you hear from behind you a little voice saying, “I’m hungry”!
My kids can be hungry at all hours of the day sometimes. I think the little one may be in a growth spurt, because she’s constantly wanting more to eat. Feeding her while we are at home is no problem, as we have a variety of healthy and nutritious foods from which to choose. On-the-go food is different however.
Our typical “portable snacks” usually include mini bags of goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, and, if I’m lucky and have been planning ahead, little snack bags of pre-washed grapes ready to go. Other than that, I don’t have time to prepare all of my kids’ potential traveling snack food as well as all of the other meals.
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Create two little flowers by peeling a clementine and arranging it as petals. Next, slice some green grapes in half to make the stems, and finish with a ground of cereal. I used Kix. Easy and fun!
My daughter (5 years old), is really into volcanoes. She likes to study them, watch videos online about them, and find out all about how they work. For awhile, she was saying that she wanted to be a geologist when she grew up! We had made a volcano lunch last year, (click right here to see it), but I decided it was time for an upgrade to that version.
This updated version of our volcano has more veggies and healthy ingredients than our first one. The volcano itself is a grilled cheese sandwich (well, the equivalent of half of a sandwich as it was sliced into a triangle shape) – and this is because my girls are just crazy about grilled cheese. I try to buy organic cheddar cheese and minimally processed bread to use in their sandwiches. Place thinly sliced red pepper atop the volcano to look like lava. Fresh red bell pepper is packed with vitamins and has a sweet, refreshing taste that my kids really like. The “ground” beneath the volcano is made up of avocado, which is a great source of healthy fat and considered a superfood. A sliced boiled egg as the sun in the sky will provide some good protein, and thin strips of baby carrot provide the sun’s rays.
When my daughter Grace first heard about lava on a Disney show called “Little Einsteins”, she suddenly wanted to know everything about it. I explained to her how a volcano works, talked about the magma underneath the earth’s surface and all of the details about how pressure forms inside the volcano until it erupts. She asked tons of questions, and that evening when we got home she asked to watch videos of lava.
After several days on the lava bandwagon, I had the idea to actually make a volcano with her. Why not right?
Here is what we made, followed by some instructions on how to make your own:
Plastic (disposable) cup, cut down to half it’s original height
2 teaspoons baking soda
4-5 drops of red food coloring
1/4 – 1/2 cup vinegar (any kind)
Large surface to catch the flowing “lava”
First, build a “volcano”.
We used a cardboard box, (rolled up and taped together), but you could mold one out of play-dough, use paper maché, or even a mound of real dirt.
Next, place a small cup inside the top hole. The cup should sit snugly in the opening at the top of the volcano. I used a plastic cup that I cut to be shorter (about the size of a cup measurement). The cup is where your explosion ingredients are mixed.
Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
Next, add 4-5 drops of red food coloring.
Finally, take about 1/4 cup of vinegar and slowly pour into cup over the baking soda.
The explosion fizzes out and runs all the way down the volcano.
The “lava” is red because the food coloring mixes with the baking soda as the eruption happens so no need to mix the food coloring all the way through.
Have fun learning all about volcanoes, and then eating one!
Tell me what some of your favorite “experiments” or learning activities are for the kiddos. I know you all have great ideas! Feel free to link to a post you wrote about it in your comment. I’d love to check it out!
Today I am excited to introduce you to another creative momma who is making fun of lunch! Gosia, of Kiddie Foodies is here to share a wonderful Lion lunch with us. I love her attention to detail and creativity! Make sure to follow her for more inspiration for wonderful ways to feed your children yummy, healthy, and fun food!
Hi, I am Gosia, a mom to a 5 years old princess, Sara, a bright shining star in my life. I am Polish and I’ve been living in Canada for almost 3 years, after 12 years spent in the south of France (sun & sea!).
I love all kinds of DIY, creative things and when my daughter started to try out new foods, I often presented them to her in a funny way to encourage her to try new things. It worked really great and she was really into it. We even played a game imagining what we could create and what we would use to make it: which fruits or veggies. It was a great way for her to discover fruits and veggies, their colors and textures. A lot of food presentation that I share on my blog www.kiddiefoodies.com, is inspired by her activities, crafts, stories or different events in our life. I usually cook the same meal for the whole family, and then just change the ‘presentation’ for my daughter. Kids sometimes need to eat with their eyes first, and if there is something cute on their plate they are more willing to try it. Hope that you’ll come to see my creations and find some inspiration on how to feed your little tummies and have fun at the same time!
I’d like to thank Amy for featuring my post! I hope you will enjoy it!
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Preparation time: | Servings: 1
Did your kids also cried when they saw The Lion King for the first time?!? My daughter, Sara, did! Every Wednesday morning she has a choir at school. They are learning songs in preparation for a concert they are giving to parents twice a year. Recently they’ve been learning the song from The Lion King , “The lion Sleeps Tonight”. When Sara told me that, I asked her if she wanted to listen to that song and maybe even see the Lion King. She wanted, of course. So I search on YouTube and I found a nice sound track. When it was finished, Sara burst into tears and was crying for at least 20min! She said it was so sad that the lion was dead. It took me another 20min to calm her down and explain all over again what happened in the story and why. To honor the lion, we made this nice lion shaped sandwich and the smile came back on her face.