Celebrate Father’s Day in the homeliving center by preparing snack packs for dads. Expand the idea to involve the boys and girls in making gift bags for the snack packs. Make plans to prepare the recipe for the packs and for preschoolers to enjoy eating the snack mix. Post an allergy notice on the door about what will be tasted in the room.
- Stir Fried O’s (See recipe printed below.)
- plastic scoop
- snack-size Ziploc bags
- self-adhesive labels
- paper lunch bags and washable markers
- hole punch and ribbon or yarn
- paper cups
Prior to the session, prepare the following recipe:
Stir Fried O’s
- Put 2 tablespoons margarine in electric skillet; turn to “warm.”
- Add 3 cups Cheerios®; stir until lightly browned and toasty.
- Sprinkle with salt*—tastes like popcorn OR use cinnamon sugar. (*Consider using popcorn salt.)
- Pour the mix in a large Ziploc bag or other airtight container.
- Copy the recipe name Stir-Fried O’s on self-adhesive labels.
- Talk to preschoolers about giving snack packs to their dads.
- Use a plastic scoop to place the mix in snack-size bags. Guide a child to seal the bag and attach a label on the front of the bag.
- Provide paper lunch bags and washable markers to encourage preschoolers to decorate bags for the snack packs. Fold down the top of each bag two times; punch holes to insert ribbon or yarn and make a bow.
- Scoop the snack mix in paper cups for preschoolers to eat. Remind preschoolers to wash their hands before eating the snack mix. Pray, thanking God for dads and for food to eat.
- Consider the home situations of preschoolers when talking about Father’sDay. Read the Bible verse: Love your father (Deuteronomy 5:16) or say:“The Bible says Love one another” (John 15:17). Mention grandfathersand other special men in a child’s life.
- Prepare copies of the recipe to put in the gift bags with the snack packs. Mail the recipe to absentees and prospects.