I wrote a post about the book, The Most Magnificent Thing, a few weeks ago, and this week I would like to elaborate! Since the book is about tinkering and building something magnificent, I suggest you incorporate this idea into snack time. Here and here are healthy options using grapes and apples for building sculptures. I thought about it, honestly, but I had those cheap non-pointy toothpicks in my house and could foresee a great deal of building frustration with the combination of heavy snack options and cheap toothpicks.
Cheap non-pointy toothpicks + heavy objects + little hands = not that much fun.
So… we used cheese puffs (I know they aren’t healthy, but we are building masterpieces here!), pretzels (see, I don’t always give them just junk), toothpicks, and peanut butter.
Turns out, slapping a glob of peanut butter on a cheese puff does not disqualify said cheese puff as a delicious snack. I would not, could not try this, and I got the “don’t say you don’t like something before you try it” speech. Turns out they are listening!
And so, we got an airplane
And some bugs
I highly recommend gathering buildable snacks you have in your house (I’ll even say it’s ok if they are unhealthy, there’s no judgment here) and have some fun building a most magnificent thing!
And then eat it!
Unless, of course, it involves peanut buttered cheese puffs.