Leave it to Grandma Holly to find a cute snack idea! My mom came one day, supplies in hand, ready to make horse crackers with the daycare kids. We've had them 3 other times since then and the kids love them. She found the idea in an "All Recipes" magazine.
The snacks call for oval shaped crackers (this is a good time to remind the children what an oval shape looks like), mini chocolate chips, slivered almonds and peanut butter. If you have a child who suffers from peanut allergies, we found that flavored cream cheese, such as strawberry, can be fun too.
I usually make the first cracker, then let the children assemble the others using mine as a guide. We usually have orange slices or the extra banana with the crackers as our fruit.
Sometimes we end up with three-eyed horses or horses with ears off to the side like a donkeys, it's a hoot-n-a-half! . But, when working with children you quickly learn that it's the process, not the product that counts. This easy, little snack is great for fine motor skills, and yummy to boot!
Until next time, have a happy day!