An important part of our school day is sitting together and enjoying snack time. The first step is hand washing down in the bathroom then we walk to the classroom together and students choose a seat at the table. The Special Helper of the day gets to decide on a blessing song/chant for us. Here are words to our three blessings.
After the blessing we pass a paper towel to each student and the Special Helper pours water into cups then distributes the cups. The teacher asks each students if they would care for the snack items and we encourage polite words like, "Yes please" or "No thank you."
Once all students have their water cup and snack, we get to enjoy the nourishment and the conversation. The class loves nibbling their food into shapes and letters. We talk about our favorite foods, how foods are similar, and count how many students have chosen certain foods. On this day the kids even made patterns with their food. Fun and learning at every opportunity in preschool!