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SH Is for Showy Sheep

Snacks for SH - Showy Sheep snack

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep! And I think we may have found him!

Let your little one practice the sound that SH makes with this tasty snack from our ABC Snacks series. This showy sheep recipe brings together crisp veggies and creamy cottage cheese to create a snack that is rich in nutrients and big in taste.

And just like Bo Peep’s sheep, this cottage-cheesy creation comes home to your kitchen, wagging his tail behind him! It’s a fun, hands-on snack for even the smallest ones to enjoy.

Counting sheep helps you sleep, so while you assemble your snack, why not add a bit of counting practice? Count the celery pieces as you put them on the plate. Then you can count how long it takes your little lamb to devour this little lamb!

It doesn’t look like it will take June very long, does it?

Snack ingredients on cutting board Child adding ingredients to plate

Showy Sheep Snack

Print Recipe

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

  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 slice white cheese
  • blueberries

Directions:

  1. Place ½ cup cottage cheese on a plate to form the sheep’s body.
  2. Create the sheep’s tail with a small dollop of cottage cheese.
  3. Cut an oval from a slice of cheese to form the sheep’s head.
  4. Cut two rectangles from a slice of cheese to form the sheep’s legs.
  5. Cut a triangular notch from the end of each leg to form the sheep’s hooves.
  6. Position the sheep’s head and legs on the plate.
  7. Slice a stalk of celery into 3-inch strips.
  8. Position the celery slices side-by-side at the bottom of the plate to create grass.
  9. Position small pieces of cheese to form ears.
  10. Use a blueberry for the sheep’s eye.
  11. Slice a small carrot into thin rounds.
  12. Position several slices of carrots on the celery to form flowers.
  13. Top each carrot round with a blueberry.

Adapted from CreativeKidSnacks.com

Preschooler adding celery to plate Preschooler eating snack

Teaching Tips

  • While you enjoy your showy sheep, practice saying /sh/–/sh/–showy sheep with your child.
  • How many words can you think of that start with the sound of /sh/ as in sheep?
  • Nancy Shaw’s Sheep Out to Eat is a great book to read while you snack on your showy sheep.
  • Download ABC Snacks: Tips for Working on Pre-Reading Skills for more teaching tips.
Preschooler eating snack

Want More Snacks for SH?

Find snacks for SH and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbooks series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

Photo credit: Rachel Neumann

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Angela Martin

says:

Cute

Wendy Thelen

says:

Very cute idea. I wonder if my kiddos would eat??

Jill Adams

says:

What a cute idea! I have 5 young children who always want to do their ‘school’ and this is a great way to teach them their letters and get them involved more in their learning.

Michelle

says:

Fun!

Lacey

says:

Thanks so much for these great ideas. So fun!

Caitlyn

says:

What a great idea! So cute!

Lidia Wagner

says:

I have a child on the Autism spectrum who is highly aversive to just about all foods. His sensory processing disorder makes it so hard to cook for him. I will try this recipe and make it fun and see how he reacts to it. He is only 4 and not spelling yet, but I will try it still ;-)

Merry at AALP

says: Customer Service

I hope he enjoys it!

Nancy

says:

Okay, how cute is this? I love suggestions like these that help to make school fun — especially spelling, which is not one of those subjects that naturally lends itself to fun.

Alicia Wood

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This is very creative. I do not do a very good job of adding “fun” things to our learning because I am not really very creative, on my own at least, but the All About Reading program sure has helped make reading fun for my 1st grader. She loved playing the games and the stories were my favorite part.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Alicia,
I understand feeling like you are unable to make learning fun. We are glad to help you in this way!

Michele Shea

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We love All About Reading. This program has been so great for our dyslexic son. We can’t wait to keep going with the program.

Jami

says:

Such a cute idea!

Kelly Ferreira

says:

Sounds like fun for my 5 year old! He knows most letters and some sounds, but I’m thinking he would love to start with the pre reading set. This cookbook would be fun too. Thank you.

Karen

says:

Sometimes kids learn through their stomaches:). My kids are perpetually hungry and have more enthusiasm when we learn with food. I like this idea! Thank you:)

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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I got a big old smile out of this, Karen. I completely understand. I didn’t have these great ABC Snacks when my kids were little, but they loved “orange” day or “green” day when we ate only foods of those colors. Later on they loved cooking their way through world geography too.

HOLLY BERRY

says:

I love being able to incorporate more than one sense to help the material in teaching stick, the idea of incorporating a showy sheep snack is cute, fun and refreshing. Can’t wait to try it and give more verity to my lessons. Thank you!

Evie

says:

Thanks for the encouragement and resources!

Suanna Sears

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I’ve been thinking about using some of these when my son gets to the letter sounds very soon. Fun food is always a bonus learning tool. Thank you for all the ideas.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Suanna. These ideas are so fun and cute, it makes me wish I still had a preschooler around so that I could make these!

Kala

says:

This is so cute! My kids might actually eat this! :)

Melissa

says:

What a fun and creative idea! Love it!

Carrie

says:

What a cute idea! and a neat book,,,

Lynn

says:

This looks awesome

Maritza Lopez

says:

What a cute idea!

Christi

says:

So cute! Now if only they liked cottage cheese,

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Christi,
LOL! I don’t care for cottage cheese myself. However, we do have another sh snack you could try. It’s perfect for this week too! SH is for Shamrocks & Sherbet.

Michelle

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Sh is a digraph! Ask me how I know that. ;]

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Okay, Michelle, how do you know? :D

Nicole

says:

What a cute idea!

Katie

says:

That is so creative!

Heather

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I am enjoying creative ideas, as this post has shared, to compliment and enhance my daughters’ learning.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Heather,
We are glad that these ideas are helpful to you!

Amy Geist

says:

Very cute idea! I will be saving that one.

CRYSTAL LADD

says:

Cute!

Kim

says:

So cute! Can’t wait to try it!

Amanda

says:

So cute! My kids will love this!

Patsy Foy

says:

This is too cute. Love this!

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