When we think of CAMPING, we definitely think of the food that goes along with it. Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and of course, dessert – S’MORES! This activity takes only a few minutes to put together and is gluten free, nut free and 0 calories 😉
Craft/Activity/Snack: S’more Sequence Activity
Objective: Using the “recipe” card to sort the s’more pieces into the correct order and then glue them together for a pretend treat
Skills Utilized: sequencing, counting, number recognition, shapes, and following directions
Suggested Reading: S is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James
Materiels: Brown paper, brown marker, brown crayon, “marshmallow” (we used a pom pom but you could use white paper, a cotton ball, or even a real marshmallow), glue, scissors
First, I cut out four squares for the graham crackers. I used the marker to add details to make them look more realistic. An older child could do these steps themselves.
I cut out two rectangles for the chocolate and added little details with the crayon and marker. Use this opportunity to mention the shapes.
I glued the “recipe” pieces onto orange paper and numbered them. I wrote her name and the word “s’more” so we could also use this as a letter and word recognition activity.
Her approach to putting them in order was to match up the pieces to the card. I never would have thought she would do it this way!
Here she is carefully placing each piece on top of one another after putting dabs of tacky glue on each piece.
Here is the proud little camper with her completed craft. She has been playing with it in her play kitchen all week. Tonight, we will be making the real deal. Now that is a sweet way to end the week!
Ways to Expand Upon this Activity:
- Use your campfire to “roast” your marshmallow over before assembly the s’more.
- Make other camping themed paper food!
- Make your own, real life marshmallows! Alton Brown’s marshmallow recipe is fantastic!