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Holiday Homemade Treats

There are so many yummy flavors during the holidays – gingerbread, peppermint, caramel, chocolate and vanilla! A fun activity that you can do with your kids is have them help out in the kitchen to make treats and snacks that everyone can enjoy! This is a fun way to practice fine motor skills, following directions, matching, color recognition, counting, and shapes.

Ice Cream Cone Trees

What you’ll need:

  • Ice cream cones
  • Frosting (green, red or white)
  • Candies (m+m’s, sprinkles, etc.)

Step 1: Get frosting and put it in a bowl

Step 2: Use a spatula to cover the cone in frosting

Step 3: Stick candy to the outside to use as decoration!

Candy Cane Chocolate Pretzels

What you’ll need:

  • Pretzel rods
  • Melted chocolate or frosting
  • Candy canes (crushed up)
  • Sprinkles
  • Ziploc bag/rolling pin (to crush the candy canes)

Step 1: Put the candy canes in a ziploc back and crush the candy canes into small pieces

Step 2: Pour the melted chocolate into a bowl

Step 3: Pour sprinkles into a bowl

Step 3: Dip the pretzel rod into the chocolate

Step 4: Swirl it around in the crushed up candy cane and sprinkles

Step 5: Put it in the fridge to let it cool

Grinch Popcorn

What you’ll need:

  • Popcorn
  • Marshmallows (mini or regular size)
  • Food coloring
  • Butter
  • Mini candies (m+m’s, smarties, reeses, etc.)

Step 1: Make the popcorn in the microwave

Step 2: Melt the butter in a pot

Step 3: Put marshmallows in the melted butter

Step 4: Stir marshmallows until they’re completely melted

Step 5: Add food coloring to the melted marshmallow mixture

Step 6: Slowly dump the popcorn into the melted marshmallow bowl and stir until combined

Banana Snow Buddies

What you’ll need:

  • Wooden skewers
  • Banana
  • Green grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Small slice of carrot

Step 1: Slice the banana into ½ inch pieces

Step 2: Place three of the banana slices on the skewer

Step 3: Cut the top off the strawberry and put it on top as the “hat”

Step 4: put ½ a grape on top of the strawberry

Step 5: put 2 mini chocolate chips onto the top banana slice for the 2 eyes

Step 6: Put 2 or more mini chocolate chips onto the other banana slices for the buttons

Step 7: Put the small slice of carrot onto the top banana slice for the nose

Holiday Apple Sandwiches

What you’ll need:

  • Apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Cookie Cutters

Step 1: Cut the apple up into ¼ inch circular slices

Step 2: Spread the peanut butter over the apple slice

Step 3: Put another apple slice on top to make a sandwich

Step 4: Use a cookie cutter in the middle to make a fun shape!

Have fun and happy holidays!