It is my little mans last few weeks as a Kindy kid (*small sob*), so before he heads off to prep and is too big to have his daggy mum hang out in the classroom I thought I'd get in one last cooking session with him and the rest of his Kindy class.
In the spirit of a traditional Christmas dinner, elegant and refined with all the trimmings, we decided we would share with his friends our recipe for Reindeer Poo!
The kids had such a great time mashing and mixing the gooey Reindeer poo and using their sense to explore the different ingredients. They all seemed to take great delight in declaring "I'm eating Reindeer poo!" as they licked their fingers clean.
We followed a recipe, talked about where the ingredients came from and the kids had the opportunity to see, smell and touch the ingredients (hygienically) before they tasting them.
The kids had so much fun and enjoyed sharing the experience with their friends - *Scene set, kids engaged, opportunity to introduce different healthy foods seized, fussy eating diminished!*
Reindeer Poo (or chocolate banana balls, if you prefer) are a quick, simple and healthy snack that big and little kids love.
You can download and print the Reindeer Poo Recipe below - take it to school, share it with friends and get kids involved in some Christmas kitchen fun!
Nikki is a PhD qualified Nutritionist and an expert in children's eating.