I taught the girls a little bit about ancient Egypt last year using this lunch. My older daughter, age 4, was very interested to discover the wonder of the amazing pyramids they built using giant stones to reach the sky.
We thought of a new version that is even more interactive.
Build your own 3D Pyramid
We tried this same snack using canned pineapple, and I will say that it definitely comes out better, (not to mention being tastier and more nutritious), with fresh pineapple.
As you cut the pineapple, try to cut chunks in as perfectly square or rectangular shapes as you can. This will make “construction” easier as all of the pieces will fit together evenly.
Start with the base level. Make a square. Ours was 4×4 pineapple chunks. Once that level is complete, move up to the next level. The square on the next level up will be slightly smaller than the bottom level. Continue working upward until you have made what looks like a pyramid!
The amount of pineapple chunks you need will vary depending on how large you cut your squares, but it doesn’t have to be perfect, and the kids will love creating their own 3-D pyramid snack.
Fill in the plate with “sand”. We used krispie cereal and it was a nice color and visual contrast to the pineapple.
Before we ate, we added a little camel for effect. He completes the look and feel of the snack.
Make sure you check out our other pyramid snack in case you are looking for something a bit easier.
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