Saturday, October 18, 2008

Make Your Own Sandwich

by Anita DeFrank


When lunch or snack time rolls around sometimes it can be difficult to keep children occupied and make the meal at the same time. Letting the children help prepare the food is an easy solution to a difficult situation. The following are some ideas of sandwiches that most children can help make themselves.


- > Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Put out some bread, peanut butter, grated carrots or cheese, raisins, sliced bananas, dried fruits, crushed pineapples. Let your child make his/her own sandwich. For a little more fun, have each child make-a-face sandwich. Cut bread into a circle, spread with peanut butter, and make "hair" and "eyes" with raisins, carrots, apple slices or coconut.


- > Broiler Sandwiches

- Peanut Butter & Honey
- Cheese in cookie cutter shapes
- Cheese, olive and crisp bacon
- Cold cuts, cheese and tomato

Have children choose their ingredients for their sandwiches placing them on top of the bread. Then you bake or broil the sandwiches.


- > Mini Pizzas

Let each child make their own pizza. Let them choose from English muffin halves, pita bread, bagel halves or bread. Let your child spread sauce on top of their choice and have them choose their favorite toppings such as mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, green peppers, olives, or mushrooms. Then bake the pizzas for about 10 - 15 minutes at 450 degrees.


- > Cookie Cutter Sandwiches

Cut bread, cold cuts, and cheeses into shapes with cookie cutters.

After the sandwiches are all eaten you'll have the perfect opportunity to teach the children the importance of cleaning up the work space and how much quicker and easier things get done when they co-operate.



Anita DeFrank is a busy work at home mom who specializes in helping others become successful home business owners. Visit her site http://www.MommysHelperOnline.com for additional help to become a successful work at home mom.

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