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We are so excited to join a few other fabulous bloggers in a series based on preschool books. Today’s book is one of our absolute favorites and one that we know by heart…and recite a ton! Little Guy is a huge fan of Pete the Cat books so when I showed him what we would be doing with these button snacks, he was VERY excited!
We don’t actually own any Pete the Cat books, but check them out from the library ALL the time. We checked out Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
and made a fun snack to eat while we read the book (and did a little math, too!)
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons snack
Cooking with Kids. Button Snacks
I started with a piece of whole wheat bread, a spice lid for cutting, and a straw. The spice lid was the perfect size to stamp out buttons from the piece of bread, but you could use any size circle lid or cookie cutter. Little Guy was totally into this cooking with kids activity. He smashed the lid down on the bread and loved popping it out.
Once the circles were cut from the bread, I used the straw to poke homes into the circles. Voila! Buttons were made. To make the holes, just press the straw strait down onto the circle and twist a little. The hole will form easily. This is another completely fun part for the kids to do…poking that straw into the bread is very fun…Little Guy had a blast!
I was able to get four buttons from each slice of bread. They were looking pretty cute as is, but I wanted to make little sandwiches.
A little peanut butter and the button snacks were done.
Now that is what I call four groovy buttons!
We read the book together and ate the button snacks. As each button popped off in the story, Little Guy ate one of the snacks.
Literally, popping the button sandwiches into his mouth.
We did the math along with the story. He was so excited to figure out the subtraction with the button snack counters.
How cute are these little sandwiches?
This was such a fun way to read and learn…and snack!
Be sure to check out the other blogs to see how they are playing along with Pete the Cat!
We recently started a new board on Pinterest all about BOOKS for KIDS and the activities that can go along with the book. Stop by and follow along for fun books you can add to your library queue! We’re having a blast pinning over there!
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