Get your kids writing…with food!
You read that properly. Writing with food.
By now you know that my ideas are not for the faint at heart. Creative and messy is how I roll!
Writing with food is perfect for children who are learning new words or for those who are having a hard time remembering how to write some common words which do not seem to have any easy way to be remembered. For example, the words, “said”, “write”, and “would” are words very often found in the English language but they can’t be read by using a sounding out strategy. In cases like these, it helps to find many opportunities for kids to write these words, but without the worksheets please! Writing with food and the like go much further than pencil-and-paper tasks because writing them in various ways with a variety of materials helps to develop muscle memory.
Alternatively, if you’re at a beach, children can write words in the sand, if you’re at a park use fallen branches, in the craft room there’s plasticene and pipe cleaners, and at home, there’s food, of course. Anything that is pliable (cooked pasta works nicely) can be used to write single words.
You can choose to reuse the food if it’s dry food as is the case of the beans and pasta in these shots, and given the state of affairs in the world today, it’s the most responsible way to play with food.
Must go tend to baby!