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CH Is for Cheery Chicks

Easter chicks deviled eggs

Spring is Here!

Springtime is that wonderful time of year when life bursts forth—trees and flowers bloom, lambs and calves are born, and baby chicks emerge from their eggs.

And here’s a great way to hatch some springtime fun in your kitchen!

In this ABC Snacks recipe, your little ones will enjoy an easy-to-prepare “craft” that they can eat when they’re done! These sweet little chicks are not only cute, they’re delicious, too.

And best of all, while you’re preparing this protein-packed snack, you can spend some time practicing the sound of the phonogram /ch/ together, too.

Deviled egg ingredients Children filling in deviled eggs

Cheery Chicks

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make this snack for your whole family:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • slivers of olives
  • slivers of carrots
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Hard boil 6 eggs.
  2. For easier peeling, cool hard-boiled eggs in very cold water immediately after boiling.
  3. Carefully peel cooled eggs and cut the eggs in half (length-wise).
  4. Remove egg yolks and place into a bowl.
  5. Add mayonnaise, mustard, and salt and pepper to the egg yolks. Smash until well blended.
  6. Cut one corner off a plastic baggy and place the deviled egg mixture into the baggy.
  7. Squeeze the baggie to fill the empty egg halves with the deviled egg mixture.
  8. Insert olive slivers into the eggs to create eyes.
  9. Create beaks and feet by inserting carrot slivers.
  10. Take a picture of your cheery chicks, and then gobble them up!
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Teaching Tips

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Want More Snacks for CH?

Find snacks for CH and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbooks series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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Antonia

says:

What a perfect idea! I was just gifted 2 dozen Serama eggs (miniature chicken eggs) that will make the cutest little deviled chicks. :D

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Oh, I think those little “Cheery Chicks” would be so especially cute, Antonia! 😊

Antonia

says:

Perfect timing! I was just given 20 miniature eggs that would work perfectly well for this activity!

Kristen

says:

My kids would love these!

Nima

says:

Fantastic idea! I will try this activity with me 6 year old :)

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I’d love to hear if your 6-year-old enjoys this, Nima!

Kati

says:

So cute

Kim

says:

It’s always fun to combine learning and food! Thanks! Kim

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Kim. When snack aid in learning, it definitely is easier to remember what was taught.

Anita

says:

that is a great idea!

Anita

says:

good idea! will have to send to my sister!

Amber

says:

Adorable!

Miranda Andrew

says:

These are so cute!

Jessica

says:

My kids would love this!

Sara

says:

All these ideas are so cute and really help reinforce concepts.

Kellie

says:

This is such a cute idea! Thanks for thr tips. We love all about reading and spelling!

Carol

says:

Such a cute idea! Looks yummy and easy. Thank you.

Shelley Rimmer

says:

My kids would love these!

Dana

says:

Can’t wait to try this!

Jen

says:

This is great!

Brittany

says:

So cool

Roae Curry

says:

This is adorable. We made hard boiled eggs tonight!

Amy

says:

Super cute idea!

Laura Stephenson

says:

The ABC snacks make learning fun!

Mandy

says:

How cute are those?!?
I love having the kids in the kitchen to help!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I agree, Mandy! There are so many great skills to learn in the kitchen and cooking is often more enjoyable when it is social.

Courtney

says:

Those are toooo cute and super easy! Thanks for the idea.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Courtney. Enjoy!

Angela

says:

Love this idea!

Cinda Atwood

says:

Great idea I look forward to reading more holiday ideas!

Corrine Doxey

says:

Really cute

Emily

says:

Very cute! You have such wonderful, creative ideas!

Amanda

says:

These look yummy!

Lisa Ingle

says:

This is so adorable, and we love reading “Are You My Mother!”

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