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Banana Snowman


Banana Snowman

[30 Minutes]

Roll snowballs together with your child and create a "yummy" snowman treat!

You'll need:

• 2 cups raisins • 2 bananas • shredded coconut • bowls • blender or food processor • measuring cup

What to do:

  1. Invite your child to help you make the snowman mixture.
  2. Ask him to hand you the bananas and raisins as you place them in the blender and chop. The blender makes noise, so cover your ears!
  3. Place the chopped mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  4. Let your child help you roll the mixture into balls.
  5. Then your child can roll the balls in a dish of shredded coconut. If your child doesn't like coconut, you can make a colorful snowman by rolling the balls into candy baking sprinkles.
  6. Show him how to stack three balls together and fasten with a toothpick.
  7. Admire the snowmen and enjoy this healthy snack together.
  8. Act out this fingerplay together to help your child understand snowmen:
    I built a snowman out of three balls, 1-2-3.
    (Hold up three fingers).
    One ball was small, one middle-sized, and one as big as can be!
    (Form three circles with your fingers each one larger).

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • How does the mixture feel? Is it wet? Is it cold? Is it sticky?
  • Can you roll a ball with this mixture? Show me.
  • How many balls do we need to make a snowman? Let's count them together.

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills and creativity.

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