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P Is for Patriotic

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Summer brings long sun-soaked days, but it also brings the celebration of the red, white, and blue. That’s right!

The Fourth of July is just around the corner!

We’ve gathered up two great snacks just for the occasion. What better way to celebrate a holiday than with some tasty treats? And these snacks are packed with healthy ingredients and ripe berries. Each snack is also paired with some great teaching tips and picture books perfect for read-alouds.

So while you’re out grabbing goodies to celebrate the Fourth this year, don’t forget to pick up the ingredients for the recipes below. These patriotic ABC Snacks are the perfect complement to your Independence Day celebrations!

2 Fruity Independence Day Snacks!

With sweet crunchy layers of red, white, and blue fruit, our pretty parfait honors American heritage while feeding your tummy.

Children assembling patriotic parfait Children assembling patriotic parfait

Pretty Patriotic Parfait

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make one pretty parfait:

  • 3 large strawberries, sliced
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup granola

Directions:

  1. In a small clear glass, layer sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, ¼ cup granola, yogurt, and blueberries.
  2. Top with remaining granola.
  3. Dig in!

Teaching Tips for Letter P

  • While creating your parfait, say /p/–/p/–patriotic parfait together.
  • Before adding the blueberries to your parfait, use them to form the letter P.
  • While enjoying your yummy parfait, read about a familiar bear in Corduroy’s 4th of July.
Child eating his patriotic parfait

Turn your Independence Day breakfast into a celebration of the history and heritage of the United States with these fruity flags.

Children assembling fruity flag Children assembling fruity flag independence day snack

Fantastic Fruity Flags

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make one flag:

  • 1 slice of bread, toasted
  • 2-3 tablespoons soft cream cheese
  • 1 banana, halved and sliced
  • 2-3 strawberries, halved and sliced
  • 4-6 blueberries

Directions:

  1. Spread cream cheese on toasted bread.
  2. Place blueberries in the upper righthand corner of the toast to make stars.
  3. Place banana and strawberry slices in alternating rows to make stripes.

Teaching Tips for Letter F

  • While creating your flag, say /f/–/f/–fantastic fruity flags together.
  • Before adding the blueberries to your toast, use them to form the letter F.
  • While enjoying your fruity flag, read about The Pledge of Allegiance.
Child eating his patriotic parfait independence day snack

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Jingzhe

says:

Great idea

Renee

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What a fun idea! My daughter can’t have bananas right now, so I might substitute coconut shavings. This will go perfectly with our American History unit this year!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Ooo, coconut shavings would be great, Renee! Of course, the yogurt spread below the fruit would provide your white stripe all by itself. And apple slices are whiter than bananas. I think there are lots of options here.

Ashley

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Love this idea!

Rachel Freeman

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These are great, definitely adding to my list of fun things to do!

Caty

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What fun recipes to do with the kiddos! Thank you for sharing them!

Tami Sisemore

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Love this!

Mattie

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Thank you for all the fun free tips! This site and your story continue to encourage me in our education journey. Thank you!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Mattie! 😊

Sally Chancellor

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These look like a lot of fun!

Brooke Zimmerman

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So cute!! I love these fun ideas to incorporate learning!

Susan Salcedo

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With a food that pretty who wouldn’t want to eat ! Also having child place fruit gives some fine motor involvement!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

I hadn’t thought of that, Susan. This would be a great fine motor activity.

Liz

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Awesome kid friendly recipes. We love it.

Marla U

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What fun and easy ideas!

Ellen

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I love those fruit flags! So cute!

Jessica Burbank

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This is the perfect 4th of July breakfast idea. Thanks!

Amy U

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The parfait is perfect for the 4th. Thanks for the idea!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Yes, it would, Jessica! This would be a great way to kick-off the holiday.

Karolina

says:

Great idea!

Jennifer

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Looks delicious! My kids loooove yogurt and fruit so they will definitely love this!

Erin

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Thanks for the ideas. My son loves to cook!

Heather

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I think I’ll have to do this on Thursday!

Joanna Martin

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Looks Yummy!😊

Kayla B

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That is so cute!

Ariel Robinsons

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Cute!

Ali H

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Very fun!

Jennifer Bulpitt

says:

Cute learning idea! That’s just the sort of thing my kids love.

Sarah G

says:

I love snacks like this

Nishath Rehman

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Loving this series!

C. Ela.

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I love these fun snack ideas… As a mother and homeschooling Mama of 4 kids I don’t always have the time to think of cute fun ideas, so it’s especially nice to be able to print this off to have on hand. Fun having little lessons incorporated into snack time… Learning tastes good 😉.

Elizabeth

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Love the parfaits!

Michele Davidson

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These are great ideas! Cant wait to try them with my girls!

Courtney Batten

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Great idea!

Patricia Spencer

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I love how everything has been thought out aput together in a way that makes reading easy to teach.

Sara R

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Great ideas! Thanks!

Courtney

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This is a fun way to bring in the spirit, have family time, teach about healthy eating, and learn about basic skills needed for life! Yumm

Sarah Anthony

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I have this game and have never used it! What a good idea!

Melissa

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The parfait looks delicious!

Betsy

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This looks awesome!

Tsungyu Liu

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Fun idea

Elizabeth Bika

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How fun, cant wait to try this with my littles!

Sarah Dupree

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The kids and I will be making these next week!

Kim

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What a creative way to learn the letter P. Kids really enjoy hands on activities.

Beth Bailey

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What a fun and creative idea to keep the learning fun all summer long!

Charity

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Great fun for the kiddos!

Amber Silva

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Cute ideas! I like that the recipes are included. Perfect for the 4th of July.

Krista Carver

says:

Fun idea, thanks! I think my kids would love this!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Krista. Bon appétit!

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