Some of my favorite blogging friends have teamed up to bring you Eating the Rainbow. We each chose a color and are sharing a super quick and healthy snack based on that color. I, of course, had to include some books for kids to read with the snack!
Cooking with kids builds so many literacy skills (listening, following directions, reading, etc.). Our easy Letter Blueberry Oatmeal Bowls are great for a morning dose of nutrition and literacy!
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Reading and Cooking with Kids
Letter Blueberry Oatmeal Bowls
Makes 2 servings
Ingredients: Old-fashioned oats, cinnamon, fresh or frozen blueberries
1. (Child) Measure one cup of cold water and pour into the saucepan.
2. (Child) Measure 1/2tsp. of cinnamon and pour into the saucepan.
3. (Adult) Bring to boil over medium heat.
4. (Child and Adult) Measure and pour 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats into the saucepan and stir gently. Allow to cook on medium-low for 3-5 minutes.
5. (Adult) Divide the oatmeal between two bowls.
6. (Child) Sprinkle a small handful of dry old-fashioned oats on top of the cooked oatmeal. My boys love the different textures in their bowls.
7. (Child) Using the blueberries create a letter of the alphabet on top of the oatmeal. They could use the first letter of their name or a letter they love.
Optional: Add a splash of milk to the bowl.
Enjoy while listening to one of the stories below.
Blueberry Mouse is the story of a mouse who eats and eats his blueberry pie house until it is gone. He then decides to make a blueberry cake to live in instead. This would be a great book to read to teach about not eating too many sweets and trying healthier blueberry recipes such as the Letter Blueberry Oatmeal Bowls.
Blueberries for Sal is a classic read. Journey with a mother and child as they pick wild blueberries and encounter another mother and child bear family.
If you would like to add a little math learning into the day try A Fair Bear Share by Murphy. Momma sends her cubs out to collect nuts, seeds and berries with the promise of making an award winning blueberry pie if they all do their fair share. My kids were a bit young for the all the math concepts in the book, but they requested this one to be read over and over again.
See what the rest of the team came up with for Eating the Rainbow:
Homegrown Friends has a fun patterning snack activity for RED.
The YELLOW Apple Bowls from The Pleasantest Thing looks yummy!
Coffee Cups and Crayons has an ORANGE activity that will make you smile.
PURPLE smoothie and art is what you will find at Dirty Rotten Peanuts!
Try a GREEN frozen grape caterpillar from Sugar Aunts.
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