50 Edible Activities for Parents and Children
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Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl, Jean Potter
Publisher: Robins Lane Press
Pages: 128, © 2001
A selection of 50 of the best recipes from Cooking Art
With Snacktivities!, you and your children will prepare fun, creative concoctions in minutes. Make dinosaur eggs, tomato towers, alphabet sandwiches and more. Fifty easy activities turn the food that's already in your refrigerator into works of art!
"Oh, the scrumptious snacks you can make with items you probably already have available in your kitchen! Abacus Waffles are not only a delicious treat, they teach counting skills as well. Is your little one opposed to broccoli? Try making Trees in Snow and you will have them asking for more! Smiley Snacks made from apples, peanut butter, and raisins not only taste yummy, but are sure to bring out the giggles! Fifty edible activities in all."
"…the ultimate snack adventure handbook…"
"With the help of this fun new book, you can learn hoe to turn all kinds of everyday ingredients into edible works of art. Snacktivities: 50 Edible Activities for Parents and Children is an easy to use activity book full of fifty hassle free ideas to make food fun for parents and kids…"
"These recipes show kids how to turn broccoli and cottage cheese into a snowy forest and tortillas into snowflakes. By forcing kids to follow a recipe, Snacktivities encourages kids to slow down during snack time and appreciate the textures and tastes of a variety of foods. While kids are busy creating their snacks, they won't even notice they're turning healthy food into fun food."
"Food becomes an edible adventure for children and parents in Snacktivities by MaryAnn Kohl and Jean Potter. Five Monster Face Salads, Sail Boat Eggs, Erupting Lava Apples and Bunny Pears, the book offers 50 simple step by step recipes parents can make with their children. And all recipes are just as edible as they are fun."
Award-winning author MaryAnn Kohl has written 14 books for Gryphon House. Her philosophy, “It’s the process, not the product,” guides her writing as she provides open-ended art activities for young children. MaryAnn’s activities focus on the experience of art, not the final product a child creates.
MaryAnn presents at workshops and keynotes around the country for teachers and librarians interested in teaching art with young children. She has appeared on various television shows, including Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, Take Part! (Canadian children's television) as the 'Mudworks lady', and was a featured guest on 1, 2, 3 Grow! (Health Network). MaryAnn was also a consultant for a children's activity television show produced by the Jim Henson Company (Odyssey Network). In addition, she consults for Fisher-Price, and works with SUNY-Albany as one of their expert guests for numerous educational video conferences. MaryAnn enjoys being a columnist for Family Fun magazine, and writes for numerous other magazines including Parenting, Cricket, Scholastic, Early Childhood News, and Daycaring. MaryAnn also writes books for her own publishing company, Bright Ring Publishing.
MaryAnn Kohl lives in Bellingham, Washington.
Jean Potter has been a kindergarten teacher and the Director of Early Childhood Education for the West Virginia State Department of Education. She was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Deputy Assistant and Assistant Secretary of Education for the U.S. Department of Education. At the U.S. Department of Education, she was responsible for the overall management of the elementary and secondary education programs at several colleges and universities. Jean is the recipient of numerous awards for outstanding achievement in the field of education. She continues to write and consult in the early childhood education field.
Jean Potter lives in Charleston, West Virginia, Latrobe, Pennsylvania and Seabrook Island, South Carolina.