The Mixed-Up Chameleon Snack Mix

We have been loving this Preschool Book Club Series!  This week’s book is The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle and one of our favorites.  We decided to make a mixed up snack mix to go along with the story.  And what a fun time this was! 

Mixed-Up Chameleon Snack

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Have you read The Mixed-Up Chameleon
by Eric Carle?   We love this story, just like we love all of Eric Carle books.  This was a great book to read with a little snack.   First, we needed to do a little cooking with the kids.
 Our snack mix used all of the colors for the different animals in the book.  As the chameleon decides he wants to be a different animal, we added the ingredient to go along with that animal, and mixed it up, of course…with a mixing spoon!

In the book, first the Chameleon wants to be like the Polar Bear.  We added coconut flakes to our bowl to represent the polar bear’s fur.  Not a fan of coconut?  Try marshmallows.

Next the Chameleon wants to be like the Flamingo.  We added pink sprinkles.  Because sprinkles make everyone happy 馃檪

Mix it up!

Next the Chameleon wants to be like the Fox, so we added red M&Ms.

Goldfish crackers are for the goldfish, of course.

When the Chameleon wanted to be like the Deer, we added pretzels for antlers.

For the Giraffe’s long neck, we used our imagination and added pretzel sticks to the snack mix.

Green Fruit Loops represented the Turtle in the book.

Next, the Chameleon wants to be like the Elephant and again we used our imagination to use dried banana chips for elephant ears.  It was a little stretch, but worked for us.  And was a tasty addition to our snack mix!

The Chameleon decides he wants to be like the seal and at that point, we added raisins to represent the seal’s flippers.

The final addition to our snack mix was the umbrellas for the people. 

The snack mix was stirred up and all done!  Ready to eat, while we read the book.  Again!

Have fun with your snack mix and the Mixed-Up Chameleon!
Get the book here:

Be sure to stop by the other bloggers in this series to see how they are playing and crafting with the Mixed-Up Chameleon:

Home Grown Friends Mixed Up Creatures | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Sensory Bin | Mama. Papa. Bubba. Camouflaged Chameleon Hunt

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