Birth to 5
Is it a fruit or a nut? Coconut is a refreshing, healthy treat however you categorizie it! Toddlers might enjoy shredded coconut sprinkled over some of their favorite snacks. We love bananas sliced with coconut sprinkles, apples covered with nut butter and then sprinkled with coconut, and fresh pineapple tossed with coconut. For a literacy connection, read the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom while you are snacking, which features the famous coconut tree!
Make a newspaper boat. You need newspaper and scissors. Then, see if it floats!
It's important to keep laughing during difficult times. You can get silly with your family by playing pantyhose bowling, the oreo game (any cookie or cracker will do) or the magic carpet game.
During the hottest days of the summer, it is harder than ever to stay cool! Luckily, some of our favorite summertime foods can help with that. Veggies such as cucumbers and zucchini, fruits such as watermelon and berries, can help cool you down from the inside out. Cut up some of these healthy snacks for a refreshing treat in the shade during these last few weeks of summer. One of our favorites is sliced cucumber with a sprinkle of salt and a squirt of lime juice!