This month, A.P.’s preschool is focused on community helpers. You know, police officers, veterinarians, and garbage-men. I loved the idea of highlighting different professions. That was, until, the biggest event of a preschooler’s life – the day you get to bring the snack, the day you are the special helper – fell on “Sanitation Engineer” for A.P.
How do you make a cute snack for that? I searched and searched for an idea. I tried to focus on recycling and find little snack containers that looked like recycling bins. I thought about making little rats.
Yes, I realize that I am insane.
Finally, I gave up and A.P. schlepped in with some boring crackers and juice. Oh well, he was still thrilled to be the special helper and I learned an important lesson. It’s not about the cuteness of the snack, it’s about the experience your child has. Who am I kidding? I’m still looking for a garbageman snack.
In the my search, I found a quick little craft we will do tomorrow if we can find enough toilet paper rolls in the recycling bin. It is making binoculars out of them. The blog I saw it on is ParentDish. There are no real instructions; just tie them together with a ribbon and decorate them. I think both the kids would have fun with this, and if I can just think of some kind of ‘safari snack’ to serve to them we’ll be all set.
By the way, thanks for everyone’s sweet wishes about this week! We are doing very well now that everyone under 5 is in bed.