Baby Food - Food Experience for under two
You can substitute other flavors of juices for the pineapple and orange juice.
3 packages unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1 cup boiling water
1 cup orange juice
Soften gelatin in a little pineapple juice. Add 1 cup boiling water slowly, stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved. Add remaining juices. Pour into 9 x 12 inch pan. Chill until set.
Give children a square of gelatin and cookie cutters to cut shapes out of their gelatin.
Give children pretzel sticks and cheese cubes to stick together.
Small amount of milk
Add a drop of food color to bowls of small amount of milk. Make an imprint in the bread with a cookie cutter. Let the children paint their bread with pastry brushes and colored milk. Toast the bread.
1/6 cup cooked rice
1/6 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
1/6 cup applesauce
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Place ingredients in a Ziploc bag and let child mix. Spoon into a dish and serve. Makes a one half cup serving. Older children can add own ingredients and mix in a bowl.
Give children a graham cracker with a thin layer of peanut butter on it. Allow them to make faces or decorate with cereal pieces. This also works well for older children and alphabet cereal, writing words.
Fruit Loop Necklaces
Children can string fruit loops unto yarn necklaces (tape the ends or use plastic needles). Make sure you tie one fruit loop on the end so they don’t all slide off! Older children can count their pieces of cereal, sort by color and make patterns.
Spoonful of Peanut butter
Small self-seal bag
Bread or crackers
Ask children to put their banana pieces and peanut butter in the bags. Seal them. Children squeeze the bags in their hands, mixing the two ingredients together. Turn the bags inside out and spoon mixture onto a piece of bread or a few crackers.
Ants In The Sand
2 Graham Crackers
Place graham crackers in a plastic sandwich bag. Seal. Children crush with a rolling pin or the side of plastic cup. Add a few chocolate sprinkles to make ants. Give them to the children to take outside and eat or let them pour it into a small bowl and eat at the table - using their fingers of course!
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