Breakfast for kids is a great way to start the day off on a positive foot. This is especially true for little sweeties starting kindergarten. A healthy, fun breakfast makes the transition a little easier. Read a book while you dine for a little extra bonding time. Here are some ideas for breakfast for your kindergartner.
Use banana slices, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and other fruit to make a colorful caterpillar inching across your child’s plate. Serve it with yogurt to dip the fruit slices in. Read the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle while you eat.
Muffins and milk:
Bake up a big batch of healthy muffins using shredded carrots and zucchini. Serve them with a glass of milk. Another option is to make scrambled egg muffins. Whisk a dozen eggs with a splash of cream. Add in diced veggies, ham and/or cheese. Pour them into a muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees until the eggs are set. The book? “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” by Laura Numeroff, of course!
Going to kindergarten is a step towards intendance. Encourage their desire to do things on their own by setting up a DIY breakfast taco buffet. This is a great breakfast for kids – and a fun way to use up leftovers! Put out refried beans, salsa, shredded cheese, chopped veggies, sour cream and a skillet of scrambled eggs. Let kids make their own breakfast burrito or taco while you read “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin.
There isn’t much more comforting in the morning than a warm bowl of oatmeal. This meal is perfect for reading “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” because oatmeal is very similar to the “porridge” in the story. Put out toppings such as nuts, dried fruit, milk, butter and banana slices so everyone has the perfect bowl of yumminess.
Congratulations to you and your kindergartener! We’d love to hear how the first day of school went in the comment section below.