Click here to go back to the Society of Richmond Children's Centres website.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Snack Down

As mentioned in my previous post there has been an internal SRCC competition going on to deliver the most creative snack to the children.

The time is up, the  photos and stories are in......and they are so delightful.

Sadly, although extra points were offered for taste tests by me, none were received!

The prizes are, of course, food related.

First prize Dinner for a staff meeting
Second prize team pizza lunch
Third prize baked goods for breakfast

So first to everyone who submitted an entry - thank you..... for being creative, for paying attention to the food you serve and how you serve it, for having some fun..... for seeing the opportunities this daily task can offer!

Honourable Mentions.......

Some fun ideas

These look like some healthy and delicious pancakes!

Another creative pancake and fruit need of orthodontics?

These adorable "Ghost Bananas" made me want a banana immediately...
mine may have had more than two "eyes"

And now in 3rd Place....the first entry received on a cold December day and greeted with great joy by the children at Terra Nova Children's Centre......

Snowflake Quesadilla....I bet it was yummy too!

Second Place is a tie.....between Bowling Green 3-5's and Bowling Green Infant/Toddler..... for their Pinterest worthy entries......

Blue yogurt?  Strawberry mice! A story on a plate!

When the 3-5's were told there was SNAIL for snack they were
intrigued......and delighted to meet this one ....and eat it!

And the winner, with the top 2 West Cambie Preschool!   Their snack offerings were both culinary cool but much more importantly they were completely child centered.  These Educators view their snack time as an integral and important part of their work with children and I think they showed their high image of children in both entries.

First they deconstructed snack and allowed the children to make their own fun designs.....

And yes those are blueberry buckwheat organic waffles with flax..... just saying!

My top pick though,  was the high tea they presented for the children with great care and ceremony to the great delight of the the Educators words "The children loved using the real cups and saucers to drink their tea (juice).  The children also had a choice of whole wheat bread with butter and jam, cream cheese and cucumber, or a piece of banana bread which they helped to bake."

I'm sure some lovely memories of this snack will linger with the children. 

Next time West Cambie Preschool....give me a call....I will be right over!

Great work!

And there you have it..... some wonderfully creative and attentive Educators having some fun and offering a fresh perspective on snack time.