In general, I don’t think of myself as a crafty mom. Crafting can be quite expensive, so I tend to focus on fun activities a few times year, mostly around the holidays. There are a lot of ways to make learning fun but for our family, edible fun is the best!
With the help of my 4 and 6 year old daughters, we came up with a crafty project for Thanksgiving dinner (or any Fall get-together) that not only tastes delicious but offers up an opportunity to make learning fun. We used a few tasty ingredients and Alpha-Bits cereal to make edible place cards for the dinner table. The shaped pieces can help little ones become familiar with the letters of the alphabet.
To make these, you’ll need:
- whole graham crackers
- chocolate frosting
- mini vanilla wafer cookies
- chocolate kisses
- pretzel sticks
- Alpha-Bits cereal
- holiday colored sprinkles
To assemble the cards:
- First, make the edible acorns. Smear a dab of the chocolate frosting on the flat side of a wafer and press the chocolate kiss on there. Add a dab of chocolate frosting to the top of the wafer and press and small piece of a pretzel stick on the top. Make at least 2 acorns for each place card.
- Spread the chocolate frosting on top of each graham cracker, add a few sprinkles and press the acorns into the chocolate.
- To add a name to each place card, empty some of the Alpha-Bits cereal into a bowl and help your child identify the letters they’ll need and spell them out on the chocolate frosting.
Little ones love playing with their food and Alpha-Bits can help make breakfast, snack time or even dessert an educational and tasty experience! Want to see more fun Fall themed craft ideas using Alpha-Bits cereal? Be sure to check out #alphabits on Pinterest, #alphabits on Twitter and #alphabits on Facebook! You can also learn more about the Alpha-Bits cereal online and where to buy it.