So far this year we have received...
Bhel Puri - India
Cheddar Cheese balls - USA
Apple banana smoothy - USA
Piparkakut - Finland
Mousetraps - New Zealand
Pikelets - New Zealand
Paari chaat - India
- has to be healthy
- has to be easy to prepare - a child can do alone or with a little assistance
- has to use ingredients that are widely available
Montessori children are encouraged to be independent and so from when ebi-kun was only about 14 months old I started showing him how to prepare his own snack. This meant getting out the things he needed from his shelf, a small plate, chopping board, wooden knife and cloth. Washing his hands before he started and putting on his apron is also part of the routine. he started off my peeling and chopping soft fruit such as a banana and then onto spreading cream cheese or similar n bread or crackers. now we have got to the stage where he enjoys cooking and making his own snacks from scratch, we were running low on ideas, hence the postcard swap.