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Flat Food

Time

  • 10 to 20 minutes

Materials

  • Old magazines with pictures to cut
  • Paper plates
  • White glue

Directions

  1. Search through magazines to find pictures of foods that the child likes to eat, cutting them out as you go.
  2. Pour a small amount of white glue on several paper plates and have your child spread it around with his fingers.
  3. Lay the pictures on the plates and let them dry.
  4. Have a party together and pretend to eat and enjoy the food.

Extensions

  • Invite dolls and stuffed animals to a party.
  • Help your child sort the foods into breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections.
  • Sort favorite foods into one pile and talk about them.
  • Ask your child who would like to eat each food, thinking of other persons or pets.
  • What would a princess like to eat? A giant? A mouse? Set a table for each.
  • Play restaurant and let the child be the cook who delivers what you want.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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