Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Snack and Story for my 2nd Grader, Fun With Read Alouds

We had an hour break during my Lego classes this year and my son said the only other art class he wanted besides Lego was the snack and story class which they don't offer to 7 year olds, but it sounded so much fun that we made one ourselves.    My classroom luckily had a microwave and a refrigerator, so food art was possible!

We picked a dozen books, some old favorites and some new ones and then we picked some of our favorite lunches and tried to craft them into theme food.  This is what we came up with...

My Lucky Dayby Keiko Kasza

We had a great discussion about irony.

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

Such a snarky book.  It is really revealing about my daughter's sense of humor since she has read these books to pieces.

  • Nuttella Sandwich (snip triangles out of side of bread, and forehead off of top), snipped pink marshmallow ears, m&m eyes and nose, white marshmallows for muzzle
  • tuna and crackers or goldfish crackers

We shared our picture with the author, since he is my daughter's absolute favorite and were thrilled to hear back from him.  he said,

"I absolutely love it!  Bon apetit,

"Roger the Jolly Pirate" by Brett Helquist
Wonderful comedy for kids, glad we found this!  My kids said we should have made a cake like Roger did in the book...  
  • Pizza
  • Olives
  • Pepperoni
  • Jolly Ranchers

Talent Show, Scaredy Pantsby Abby Klein

yep, I love doing magic for talent shows...

  • Pretzel Rod Magic Wands
  • and Rabbit Bread

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

I had never read this before, delightful book, and we had a great discussion with it.

  • Gruffalo Cupcakes
  • and Scrambled Snake (popcorn and gummy worms)

(The big one is my gluten free cake, and it was nice to have cupcakes for the snack since it was Josh's birthday that week, btw popcorn and gummy worms together is gross!!!)

Captain Awesome to the Rescue
by Stan Kirby
we wanted to try out some chapter books...

  • Super Hero Capes (red fruit roll-ups)
  • Awesome Kabobs (red, orange, and yellow fruit, decorated with a picture of captain awesome)


The Giving Tree By Shel Silverstein
(we didn't really like this book, it was kind of a grown up book...)

  • White Frosting, cold cereal, Pretzel Sticks, Cherry Sours

David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon

  • Balogna, raisins, tortilla chip, crackers

Buy My Hats! by Dave Horowitz
Prepare the kids first:  
I told the kids the best way to sell something is to sell something like milk that is needed everyday, but if not there are other tactics to get people to buy, such as "everyone else has one", "its addicting", "you need the upgrade", "it is super fun".  Then I challenged my kids to look for these things in the book and see why they think certain things sold well.  What a wonderful educational book for a second grader!!!

Robotic Cell Phones=Pop Tarts, Chewy Spree, Townhouse cracker
Skateboards=carrots and chewy sweet tarts
cup o' Mud=pudding

The Enderman Invasion By

Winter Morgan
(trying to show my son that there are  books available on almost every topic...)

Chocolate Poptarts, Chocolate Licorice, purple candy, white frosting
Mushrooms=Apple Slices and Pineapple Chunks
Mushroom=Red Pepper and String Cheese

(more minecraft food art: minecraft pigs and desert sand)

Bread and Honey by Frank Asch
all Frank Asch books are adorable and so clever!

  • Bread with honey and Bit O' Honey (already eaten!)

More Arts Festival Food Art from the Edible Story Art class:
Monkey and Rabbit

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