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S Is for Salute Our Soldiers

Completed Salute Our Soldiers snack

Just in time for Memorial Day, this adorable ABC Snacks recipe is the perfect way to teach your preschooler about the letter S.

But that’s not all he’ll learn while you work on this tasty snack together. As you assemble this fun soldier snack, you can also help him understand why we remember and salute the men and women who have served our country as soldiers.

If you want to “bulk up” this patriotic snack for your hungry little one, you can turn it into a filling lunch by adding some beans, taco meat or some chopped veggies. They are delicious to eat and easy to assemble … the perfect snack!

Snack ingredients Snack ingredients

Salute Our Soldiers Snack

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this snack for one child:

  • 1 small flour tortilla
  • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ small green tortilla
  • Black olives
  • Pretzel sticks

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place a white flour tortilla on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Evenly distribute ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese on tortilla.
  4. Create a helmet by placing half of a green tortilla over the cheese and flour tortilla.
  5. Position slices of black olives below the helmet to create eyes, nose, and mouth.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. After removing from the oven, slip two 3-inch pretzel sticks under the sides of the green tortilla to create helmet straps.
Child placing olives on snack Child assembling snack

Teaching Tips

  • As you and your child assemble your soldier, practice saying /s/–/s/–salute our soldiers together.
  • Before adding the items to your soldier’s face, practice creating the letter S with pieces of pretzel, olives, or cheese.
  • Honor our fallen heroes with a young boy and his father who visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in The Wall.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
  • Make snacks for every letter of the alphabet with my ABC Snacks series!
Child eating snack

Want More Snacks for Letter S?

Find snacks for letter S 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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Jennifer Wrice

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Such a cute idea! Thank you

Heather

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Love this!!

JoAnna

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Looks like fun!

Jill

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Thank you for sharing! Such a cool idea!

ms cox

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cute

Jade

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So cute!

Leah

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So cute! Would be great for Veterans Day too!

Robin E.

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I agree, Leah! Especially since Veterans Day started as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I and the “helmet” in this snack reminds me of the WWI helmets.

Daniela S

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Cute ideas! Will try this with my kids!

Leslie T.

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This is a great idea! I’ll definitely have to try this in the future.

Rachael V.

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This is a cute snack idea!

Heidi Bakker

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This is a cute way to make lunch and lunchtime conversation!

Robin E.

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Heidi,
What a lovely way to approach the subject of soldiers with little ones. 😊

Jana

says:

So cute!

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