This week Kindergarten students have been learning about creation.
Most kindergarten classes do have a snack time. Snacks need to be healthy and your child should be able to open his/her snack independently. Please do not pack your child’s snack with his/her lunch, as it confuses the children and often times they may eat lunch at snack time or snack at lunch time.
While meals make up the majority of a child’s nutritional intake, most children eat at least one snack per day. While many of the most commonly offered kids’ snacks tend to be of lower nutritional value than meals, snacks still can support—or even enhance—your child’s overall healthy eating plan.
You can use snack times as a way to increase fruits and vegetable intake. Most kids do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Snack times offer a great opportunity to increase access and exposure to these nutrient-dense foods. Consider pairing them up with dairy products or dairy substitutes (such as grapes and cheese) lean proteins (such as celery and peanut butter), or whole-grain cereals and bread (such as banana sandwich on whole grain bread).
To help them remember the days of creation, students made their own creation snacks! Together, the class made their own snack bag full of goodies to represent each day of creation. Oreo cookies to represent the light and the dark, goldfish to remember the fish of the sea, animal crackers to symbolize the creation of land animals, and many other snacks for each day. just like the college student care packages.