Animals on Parade

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What better way to end a reading of the Carnival of Animals than with this adorable and easy snack.  We put on our CD of Camille Saint-Saens’s “The Carnival of the Animals”, read through the book and after reenacting each page of animal antics, put together this quick snack.  Perfect little “lesson” for the little ones with an emphasis on reading, poetry, gross and fine motor coordination, imaginary play, exposure on music and an added bonus of a lesson in yumminess.

Here is all you need:

  • Peanut butter
  • Animal crackers
  • Celery
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

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Wash your celery and dry off the excess water.  Cut longer sections of about 5 – 6 inches.

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Spread peanut butter down the center of the celery.

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Line up the animals, standing in the peanut butter.

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And that’s it!  Easy peasy.  Every kids needs to have one of these snacks.  No, seriously, each kid needs to have his own snack OR you end up with one quite happy 5 year old and one slightly pouty lipped 3 year old who comes down after nap time and feels completely left out.  See him envying his brother’s snack in the background below?  Poor little snack-less guy…

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Ah, that’s better.  Now all is right in our household.

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Author: Rachel Skvaril
Sugar Artist
Fondant Flinger

 

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