Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Cupcakes

Bake and decorate cupcakes. Then serve to children.

- Or -
Bake cupcakes and have children decorate them.




 Appropriate for 2’s and up. Nutrition, Small Motor, Social Emotional and Sensory



Related online training:
Nutrition: Curriculum Development Tools (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0807
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Christmas Tree Waffle



Add green food coloring to your favorite waffle recipe. Cook waffles and then arrange on a plate in the shape of a tree. Add fruit for the ornaments and the star. Then add bacon for the trunk.







Related online training:
Basic Nutrition (2 hours / .2 CEU)
Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code: NUT1
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [2 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Matching Christmas Tree Shapes



 

Cut trunks for each tree and shapes that are three different sizes for the branches. Encourage children to put the trees together based on each shape, starting with the biggest shape on the bottom.


Related online training:
Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0706
CDA Competency: Principles of Child Growth and Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 1: Child Growth and Development [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Human Growth & Development [1 hour]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state. 


Appropriate for 2’s and up. Math, Logic, Small Motor

Bagel Wreath Pizza







Click here for the recipe.








Related online training:
Express Nutrition Package - Healthy Choices (2 hours / .2 CEU)
Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code: NUT4
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [2 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.


Appropriate for 2’s and up. Nutrition, Small Motor and Sensory

Bow and Gift Color Match

Using pieces  of colored construction paper and bows, have children place the correct color bow onto the correct "gift".

Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0501
CDA Competency: Observing and Recording Progress and Behavior of Children [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 3 Ongoing Measurement of Child Progress [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Observation & Assessment [2 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.


Appropriate for 2’s and up. Small Motor, Logic

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bagel Snowman Snack



Spread half of a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese. Add a carrot to the middle for a nose. Then add pieces of olives for the eyes and mouths.










Related online training:
Nutrition: Curriculum Development Tools (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0807
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.


Appropriate for 2’s and up. Nutrition, Small Motor, Social and Emotional and Sensory

Monday, December 10, 2012

Toilet Paper Roll Color Match


Wrap toilet paper rolls with different colors of construction paper. Then label each roll with the color that is wrapped around it. Provide Pom Poms with the same colors. Then encourage children to use chopsticks to put the correct color Pom Pom into the correct color toilet paper roll.

Related online training:
Using the Arts as a Teaching Tool (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0109
CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Counting Snowflakes

Provide pictures of snowmen with a different number written on each snowman. Print snowflakes from ClipArt or the internet. Have the children cut the snowmen and snowflakes out. Then have them glue each snowman to a different piece of construction paper. Allow the children to glue the correct number of snowflakes above each snowman.

Related online training:
Using Visual Arts to Enhance Development (1 hour / .1 CEU)

Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0110
CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Christmas Mini Pizzas








For a quick pizza dough recipe: mix together 1 cup Greek yogurt and 1 cup self rising flour. Then knead the mixture on a floured surface for about 8 minutes. Roll out the dough, then use Christmas cookie cutters to cut out each mini pizza. Add toppings of choice. Bake at 425 degrees on a greased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes.








Related online training:
Food Service (2 hours / .2 CEU)

Tuition: $21.00

In-Service Training Course Code: NUT 0101

CDA Competency: Effective Program Operation [2 hours / .2 CEU]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [2 hours]

Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [2 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.



Appropriate for  2’s and up. Nutrition, Small Motor, Sensory


Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Lights Snack







 






Lay black beans and baby peppers on a plate to make "Christmas Lights."















Related online training:
Basic Nutrition (2 hours / .2 CEU)
Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code: NUT1
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [2 hours]
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Appropriate for 4’s and up. Nutrition, Small Motor, Sensory


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fruit Candy Cane


Wash strawberries. Then chop the strawberries and bananas into thick chunks. On a plate place the strawberries and banana alternating between the two into the shape of a candy cane.









Related online training:
Portions Healthy Choices on the Go (2 hours / .2 CEU)
Tuition: $21.00
In-Service Training Course Code: Smart Horizons NUT2
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [2 hours / .2 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [2 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [2 hours]

Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.

Appropriate for 1’s and up. Nutrition, Math (Sequencing)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Strawberry Santa Snack









 


Wash strawberries. Cut off the stems and then cut a hat off the top. Add whip cream for a beard and more for a hat. Add sprinkles for eyes.




















Related online training:
Nutrition: Curriculum Development Tools (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0807
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition
Click here to check if our courses are accepted in your state.


Appropriate for 1’s and up. Nutrition, Logic, Small Motor, and Sensory.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sweet Pea Christmas Snack

Using a star cookie cutter, cut a star out of a piece of cheese. Line up a handful of sweet peas side by side and at an angle. Add pieces of pretzels to the bottom for a trunk and the cheese star to the top. 
 

Related online training
Health: Curriculum Development Tools (1 hour / .1 CEU)
Tuition: $10.50
In-Service Training Course Code: ECE 0804
CDA Competency: Safe and Healthy Environment [1 hour / .1 CEU]
Washington Core Competency: Content Area 5: Health, Safety and Nutrition [1 hour]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Health, Safety & Nutrition [1 hour]