This month in the Book Club Play Date series, we’re exploring a new (to us) book, Bear Sees Colors. We made a creative and healthy snack based on the book and all of it’s colors. Preschool kids (and older kids!) will love to seek and hunt for colors with these ice cream cone color scopes, then use the cones as an edible snack container. This is such a great activity for a preschool playdate. Simply set out a plate of healthy snacks and the color scopes while the book is being read. You can see the whole Book Club Play Dates series and tips for an awesome play date outlined at Still Playing School here.
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Use an Ice Cream Cone for a Snack Container!
When we read Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson and loved it’s rhyming story and fun illustrations. We are HUGE fans of the other Bear books, (Bear Snores On is one of our absolute favorites!) so reading Bear Sees Colors was fun for us. We thought it would be fun to go on a color hunt with our snack using an ice cream cone telescope and seek out colors like Bear does in the book. We often use
Simply fill up a cake ice cream cone with healthy treats: fruits, nuts, and veggies for a different snack that will get the kids to smile.
We used the same idea for our Color Scopes based on the book, Bear Sees Colors and made the cake cones into color telescopes.
Make a Color Scope Using a Cake Ice Cream Cone:
To make the color telescope, grab a few cake ice cream cones. Using a sharp knife (this is a job for an adult.) Slice off the end of the cone. I wanted the grid-like bottom of the cone to stay intact for our color scopes, for a couple of reasons: First, it was difficult to try to cut out the grid. Second, I wanted the kids to be able to put fruit and veggies from our snack into the cones and the grid held the treats in. Third, if the grid was removed from the cone, the cone would probably squash when handled by little curious hands, resulting in crushed cone snack. That would be an equally tasty and fun treat, I’m sure, but ineffective when it comes to hunting for colors in your snack 😉
Bear Sees Colors Snack Idea
In the book, Bear goes hunting with a few friends and sees all sorts of wonderful colors in the world around him. Bear Sees Colors doesn’t hit all of the colors of the rainbow, but we decided to make our snack include a bunch of tasty berries, nuts, vegetables, and of course, Teddy Graham Crackers. The nice thing about this snack idea, is that you can use whatever you’ve got in your pantry and fridge. Pull out a plate and load it up with anything colorful.
We read through the book again as we ate our snack, and when Bear saw a color, I had the kids look through their color scopes to seek and find the color on the plate.
I had them hunt for more colors, too. I called out a color and they had to search for it using their color scope. They got a big kick out of this activity!
We then filled up our cones with healthy treats and had a colorful snack!
This snack idea was fun for all of my kids, but would be great for preschool kids, especially as they identify colors. How can you think of using our ice cream scopes?
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See what the other bloggers on the Book Club Play Dates team have made for the book, Bear Sees Colors:
Rainbow Sensory Activities from Fun-a-Day
Colors Busy Bag from Craftulate
Color Hunt Game from House of Burke
Colorful Pre-Writing Activity from Still Playing School
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