O Is for Obvious Octopus

ABC Snacks - Obvious Octopus Hotdog

If your children are anything like mine were, you’ve been forced to utter these words at meal times from time to time:

“Stop playing with your food!”

But with these Obvious Octopus Hotdogs from my ABC Snacks Series on your little one’s plate, you’ll find yourself playing right along.

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O Is for Odd Octopus

O Is for Odd Octopus - an ABC Snack from All About Reading

Octopuses may look a little odd, but this smiley guy seems ready for some fun!

We always try to ensure that our ABC Snacks are made from healthy ingredients, and this one is no exception.

A combination of crunchy waffle, a little peanut butter, and some fruit, our odd octopus is tasty enough to make your preschooler happy, but wholesome enough to make you smile, too.

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red sled – A Wordless Picture Book

red sled - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

If you’ve ever wondered what really happens in the woods when no one is around to watch, you’re going to love red sled by Lita Judge.

In this almost wordless book, beautiful illustrations reveal what happens when a child leaves her red sled out in the snow.

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P Is for Pretty Patriotic Parfait

ABC Snacks - P is for Patriotic

Just in time for the 4th of July, this patriotic parfait is all kinds of yummy!

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

Little hands can easily create this tasty treat with just a little bit of help from mom or dad…or even an older sibling!

Jimmy and Anna had a blast working together to create their patriotic parfaits!

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P Is for Papa Polar Bear

P Is for Papa Polar Bear - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

‘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.

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The Lion and the Mouse – A Wordless Picture Book

The Lion and the Mouse - a picture book review from All About Reading

In this stunning wordless telling of Aesop’s famous tale The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney’s watercolor and colored pencil illustrations draw readers into a classic story of kindness and compassion.

Large, rich depictions of life on the Serengeti provide the backdrop for the story of a lion and a mouse who allow kindness to become the foundation of an unlikely friendship.

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P Is for Peaceful Pond Bites

ABC Snacks - Peaceful Pond Bites

Here’s an adorable snack that will let your child’s creative juices flow.

These Peaceful Pond Bites from my ABC Snacks Series are healthy, delicious, and so much fun to make—a winning combination for active preschoolers.

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Q Is for Quick & Quirky Quesadillas

ABC Snacks - Quick & Quirky Quesadillas

One of my favorite recipes in the ABC Snacks Series is Quick & Quirky Quesadillas.

This delicious recipe is perfect to make for a mid-afternoon snack or as a filling lunch.

But these are no ordinary quesadillas.

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R Is for Roarin’ Road Racer

R is for Roarin' Road Racer - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

Summer is the time for vacations and road trips, and this snack will take your preschooler on his very own tasty trip!

Created from healthy ingredients like bread, cheese, apples, and cucumbers, this hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal may be more than a snack.

Throw in a glass of milk and a cookie, and you’ve got yourself a satisfying lunch!

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Mirror – A Wordless Picture Book

Mirror - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Jeannie Baker’s Mirror gives readers a unique look at a day in the life of two families from very different parts of the world.

Although this book contains two separate stories, you’ll want to read both stories together—one from the left and one from the right. Mirror reveals the similarities and the differences that exist between life in different cultures.

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R Is for Rockin’ Rainbow Wraps

ABC Snacks - Rockin Rainbow Wraps

In the biblical story of Noah and the ark, a rainbow was a reminder of God’s promises.

The Rockin’ Rainbow Wraps recipe from my ABC Snacks Series promises to deliver a pleasing meal for even the most persnickety preschooler!

Make your wraps with the ingredients listed in the recipe below or let your little one experiment with his own colorful add-ins ideas.

There are so many to choose from!

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Truck – A Wordless Picture Book

Truck - A Wordless Picture Book Review from All About Reading

Donald Crews’ Caldecott Honor-winning book Truck will take your preschooler along on a tractor trailer’s cross-country journey.

Bold, colorful illustrations document every mile of the trek, across bridges, at truck stops, and through tunnels, traffic jams, and rainstorms.

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