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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!

Two 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

Then 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.

And be sure to download our ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for even more teaching tips.

Child eating his patriotic parfait independence day snack

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Robyn Archer

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The Flags look so delicious. Toast with cream cheese seems strange to me though. I will totally be doing these with a bagel. lol!

Robin E.

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Robyn,
I think this will work well on a bagel too!

Bryanna McManus

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Looks delicious!

Stacy

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Thanks for these ideas. It can be easy to forget to use every day items for learning.

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Stacy.

Ivette

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Thanks for the recipes!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Ivette!

Andrea

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These look yummy, thanks for sharing the recipes and the teaching tips!!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Andrea. It is a yummy recipe!

Ruth

says:

Love these ideas!

Lindsay Brown

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My kiddo loves fruit, this is right up her alley!

Brittany Nicole Alessio

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Looks like a fun day

Lauren

says:

Great ideas. We always make a patriotic cake and will try the parfait also this year 🇺🇸

Robin E.

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I hope you enjoy the parfait, Lauren. They are delicious!

Sara

says:

Great ideas!

Heather

says:

Love this! Will be making these with my four children this weekend!

Heather

says:

This looks delicious! Buying the ingredients and making it with my kids!

Dana

says:

Love these ideas!!

Polly Raby

says:

Great ideas!

Alix Owens

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Love this!

Kelley

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Thank you for sharing! My kiddos love helping in the kitchen and we look forward to creating this snack.

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Kelley. These recipes are perfect for little helpers!

Amanda

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Love the ABC snacks cookbook! This would be a lot of fun with my kindergartener doing AAR pre-reading this upcoming school year 😍

Robin E.

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Oh, yes, Amanda! Doing ABC snacks while working through the Pre-reading level is great fun. I have fond memories of incorporating food into our learning, from color-themed snacks for toddlers learning colors to making bibimbap from scratch when studying Korea with middle schoolers. Great fun!

Lindsay Medina

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Patriotic.. beautiful word to teach about God’s given property and to protect their liberty as the Patriots of America

Georgia Stapleton

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The recipes look great and I am going get my granddaughter in the kitchen to make them.

Melody

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Our family is really looking forward to the 4th this year. These are such fun recipes (and lessons) for us to include. Thanks! 🇺🇸

Robin E.

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I hope you enjoy these with your holiday celebrations, Melody!

Geetha Raghuraaman

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This was quite interesting. This engages the child so much. Children will also catch up with the vocabulary that goes with the activity. Thank you so much!

Robin E.

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You’re welcome, Geetha!

Jay

says:

So sweet! My lil Americans will love these treats :)

Katy

says:

Oohhh! I love the sandwich idea—or on angel food cake!

Robin E.

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I love the idea of using angel food cake, Katy!

Christy Weintraub

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Now recipes? I love, love, love All About Reading and Spelling! We are going on year 3 with your program and my son still looks forward to the lessons. The blog posts are so informative and helpful and I’m smiling now that I’m seeing recipes offered as well!

Karissa

says:

Super cute! I love all things festive and my birthday happens to be the Fourth of July! I just need to remember all these great ideas on incorporating fun learning things too!

Dawn

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Looks easy and fun for the kids!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Dawn!

Jessie

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Great ideas! Look delicious and easy to make with the kids

Robin E.

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Thank you, Jessie!

Rebecca

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Excellent idea and super yummy!!

Robin E.

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Thank you, Rebecca!

Jingzhe

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Great idea