Colleen's blog, Sunrise Learning Lab, hosted a "Snack Scavenger Hunt". I must admit I was a little lost at first. My husband and I don't snack much, other than our "Happy Friday Night" thing, but those are more appetizers than snacks. I tried to think of what I put out for the kids or see them choosing, what I bring when we travel, and what we eat at a family fun night.
1. Your family's 3 favorite snacks...please share photos of them, why you like them, as well as the country of origin.
- Fruit- Mostly melons and berries. Because it is healthy, sweet, and juicy. I'm not a "have to have organic" person, but we do eat so much fruit that I generally do buy organic, especially for those on the recommended list (such as berries). We try to buy local produce if possible, so the continent for these are North America.
- Ice Cream- Does this really need an explanation as to why? Our Internet research seems to point to China, so Asia is the continent of orgin. Our ice cream however was made right here in our home state...so North America.
3. Find individual snack items to represent each of the colors of the rainbow..all of the snacks have to be from the continent you are representing.
Orange and blue
Green and Purple Olives.
I often put a small plate out before dinner and they get devoured!
I know I left yellow out of the pictures. I guess I would have to say the kids like bananas.
4. Share your favorite snack recipe and tell the continent this snack represents.
I'm not sure we have a super favorite, but Dr. Wonderful and I love chips and salsa. You can see a picture here.
5. Find 2 snacks that are made to look like something else...for example, "ants on a log"...
I can only think of one thing that I make that fits this category. I guess I'll have to put some thought into this!
This is supposed to be a pear bunny, however, it's ranking right up there with my deranged owl from MTM.
6. Take some photos of any of your favorite wrappers / packaging from snack foods that are from the continent you are doing.
These are some of the snacks that I throw in our bags/cooler when we go out for the day.
7. Try to one find one snack item that is completely new and from a different continent than the continent you are doing. Do a family taste test and share your results.
Little J can freely get his own snacks. I've just started setting out a small 8 oz pitcher of water and a couple of small cups for Juiciness and Sassyfras to help themselves. At first it was a big novelty and they poured and drank enough water to become fish. Now they just go there when they're thirsty. I generally prepare their snack and set it on their table, but soon I'll make them a snack drawer like I did when Little J was their age. I don't think they are quite ready to do this without help.
Next month's scavenger hunt is "Shapes in Nature". Head over to Colleen's blog, Sunrise Learning Lab, for more info.