Here’s a snack that your toddler can actually prepare for him- or herself! This cute project lets even young toddlers practice “knife” skills, proudly prepare their own food, and enjoy a yummy treat at the end.
I sat Veronika down with a plate filled with agave nectar in one compartment, wheat germ in the second, and half of a banana in the third. I asked her to help me peel the banana, which toddlers always love!
She was even more interested in the next step though, when I presented her with Popsicle sticks to “slice” the banana.
More so than the slicing, she loved dipping the sticks into the agave and wheat germ, and then sprinkling over the banana.
She took this so seriously, intent on her work. Scoop and pour. Scoop and pour. When the banana pieces were nicely coated, I showed her how to insert a Popsicle stick to hold up a piece of the snack she had created.
When I cleared the plate, she got a bit more into the slicing element of the project.
Once she felt brave enough, she lifted one of the banana pieces and touched it to her lips.
“Yummy!” she declared.
It was so neat to put her in charge of her snack this way, from start to finish. I could easily see this becoming a favorite food around here.