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P Is for Papa Polar Bear

Polar bear snack

‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters and fuzzy slippers!

If the wind is howling and it’s a little chilly in your house today, we have an ABC Snack recipe that is sure to get you all warm and “toasty.” (Yes, that pun was intended!)

Our Polar Bear Toast recipe is easy to make, but is wholesome and hearty enough to be part of your little one’s lunch or breakfast on a blustery day.

This papa polar bear and his roly-poly twins are going to work their way right into your child’s heart … and her tummy.

And while you’re working on this fun, hands-on snack together, you might learn a little about polar bears, too! Did you know that polar bears often give birth to sets of twins?

Ingredients for polar bear ABC snack Children adding banana slices to bread

Papa Polar Bear Toast

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make Papa and his cubs:

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 1-2 tablespoons soft cream cheese
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 11 blueberries
  • 1 small orange (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Use a small cup to cut two circles from a slice of bread.
  2. If desired, toast the whole slice of bread and the two circles.
  3. Spread soft cream cheese on toasted bread.
  4. Position banana slices to form the bears’ ears and snouts.
  5. Position blueberries to complete the bears’ faces.
  6. Garnish with 5-6 sections of a small orange
Preschooler and young boy adding blueberries to ABC snack Preschooler and young boy adding blueberries to ABC snack

Teaching Tips

  • While you enjoy your polar bear toast, practice saying /p/–/p/papa polar with your child.
  • How many words can you think of that start with the sound of /p/ as in papa polar?
  • Turn your polar bear breakfast (or lunch) into a polar bear preschool class with these fact-filled (and adorable) Polar Bear picture books.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
Children enjoying tasty ABC snack

Want Some Fun Activities to Pair with Your Polar Bear Snack?

If you think polar bear toast looks like fun, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’re simply bursting with polar bear activities around here. Our FREE Polar Bear Pack is packed with polar-themed activities for your children to enjoy. You’ll find more polar bear recipes, polar bear picture books, reading and spelling review activities, and much more!

Head over to check out our Polar Bear Pack!

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Sarah

says:

Such a cute idea and easy for the kids to make, too!!!

September

says:

Love the recipe and cute theme! Thank you.

Floriana Kranovich

says:

Yummy!

ltemos

says:

Love this!

Angela Walters

says:

These are so cute!

Amna

says:

This is a great way to get kids involved with healthy eating. It is easy enough to make as well. Im definitely going to try this.

Mandy

says:

This is so fun! I’ll definitely have to use this for one of our morning times. I can’t wait to see how the kids react! :)

Melissa Battles

says:

I love this idea! Going to do this with my littles. :)

Rosanna

says:

Love these great abc snack ideas for learning! I have a 4yr old and she is going to have a blast trying these! Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas!!!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Rosanna! Have lots of fun. 😊

kesha

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My grandson would love this yummy snack. What a great opportunity to teach him about polar bears. Such a cute idea!

Arielle

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I never knew AAR had extras like this. How cute! Great way to mix things up a bit.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad you like it, Arielle! We have lots of free resources and extras on our blog. If there is something specific you are looking for, just ask.

Beth

says:

Ah! I have kids that love to play with their food! This will be a great addition to the snack rotation. Literally hands on, and it can use up some time if I need it. They will love getting to make something in the kitchen!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad you like it, Beth! We have lots of other ABC Snack recipes as well.

Lisa

says:

Such a cute snack!

Lori

says:

Love this idea

Mandie

says:

Yummy! I will be trying this recipe with my kiddos. Thank you

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Mandie. Enjoy!

Sindi Valdivia

says:

Sun fun! I will be trying this today.

Erica

says:

This is so cute. I need to make these with my girls!

Meagan

says:

This is such a cute activity.

Holly

says:

So cute, will make this for sure!

Glenda Martin

says:

Such a neat idea!

Caitilin

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So glad I found this. My kids are going to love trying some of these snacks!

Brandee Purrington

says:

Very cute! I might try this with my daughter!

Maria Frazier

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I love all of your animal snacks

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Maria!

Christie

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Love this type of idea… thanks!

Heather

says:

Such a cute idea! Thank you!

Sarah

says:

This is so cute! I can’t wait to do this with my 5 yr old. Thank you!

Launa Rasmussen

says:

Looks fun! Hoping to make my toddlers snacks more healthy in the new year…and adding it in to some pre-reading learning is a great idea as well!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Launa,
Some of our ABC snacks are more healthy than others, but I think all of them could be easily adapted to be more healthy. My favorite one, and it is quite healthy, is the J is for Jolly Jellyfish one.

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