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W Is for Wind on the Water

Snacks that start with W

There’s a stiff breeze blowing and that means it’s time to set your sails for a seafaring adventure!

But with this refreshing summer recipe, even landlubbers can sail the seven seas! Featuring healthy, kid-friendly foods, our crafty sailboat snack brings the wind and the water to a dinner plate near you.

With a few simple ingredients, your child can enjoy a little bit of play during snacktime! Prep the ingredients ahead of time and allow your child to build his very own sailboat. Which part of this tasty treat will sail into your child’s tummy first?

For more fun and yummy snacks to enjoy with your child, be sure to check out the entire ABC Snacks Cookbook with over 40 fun recipes to try!

Ingredients for snacks that start with W Children assembling their snacks that start with W

Wind on the Water

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make one sailboat snack:

  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 slice of white cheese
  • 1 pretzel stick
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Cucumber
  • 1 cup blackberries or blueberries

Directions:

  1. Remove crusts from bread and trim all edges to create a square piece of bread. Cut in half diagonally.
  2. Cut one piece in half again to form sails. Cut the bottom off large piece to form sailboat.
  3. Cut cheese slices to the same size and shape as the bread pieces. Arrange cheese on bread.
  4. Create sailboat and sails by positioning bread slices around pretzel stick as shown.
  5. Cut cucumber slice to form portholes and tip of mast.
  6. Cut one triangular piece of yellow bell pepper to form flag.
  7. Cut small pieces of yellow bell pepper with rib to form seagulls.
  8. Arrange blackberries or blueberries to form water around the sailboat.
Children assembling their snacks that start with W Children assembling their snacks that start with W

Teaching Tips

Child enjoying her snacks that start with W

Want More Snacks for letter W?

Find snacks for letter W 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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Ruth Patterson

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Thanks for sharing this information.

Debbie Chaney

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What a great way to reinforce a spelling lesson!

Lisa

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Such a fun idea!

Desiree

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This is cute!

Jessica

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I didn’t realize you had an ABC snack recipe book! My children are glad to play with their food, so I bet they would enjoy some of these fun ideas…and we can learn something without even looking like learning!

Linda Hahn

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What a great idea to use food to learn letter recognition! I’m going to try this with my 2 year old great nephew! Thanks!

Amanda

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Oh what a cute idea to add to a letter of the week activity curriculum for my toddlers! My two year old is very into “helping” in the kitchen, so this is going to be exciting for her as well. Love it!

Robin E.

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Amanda,
If you haven’t seen it yet, we have a lot of free resources for Letter Knowledge that would go well with a letter-of-the-week type study. Have fun!

Kerrie Craig

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Cute ideas!

Bonnie Inglis

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Fun and yummy :)

Bonnie Inglis

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Love how interactive and hands on this is :)

Darlene

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Cute idea!

Jannette

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Super cute idea

Ling

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A yummy lesson!

Molly Cash

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Wow! I would never have thought to use food to work on letter recognition like this. So much fun!

Robin E.

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There is something about food that lends itself to learning in so many subject areas, Molly. Math (counting and later fractions), reading (learning letters then following recipes), science (learning about plants and the chemistry of cooking) and even geography (enjoying foods from around the world).

Jennifer Shaffer

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Wonderful idea! And great resource!

I’ve used recipes to teach math as early as possible but never thought of something like this. Thanks so much!

Kelli Taylor

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Using multi-sensory learning is so important for my kids. Thank you for always providing great resources!

MARGARET MEREDITH

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Great resource!

Kristie Woodward

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My boys both grew two extra hands each when we did this

Patricia Noe

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What a fun idea to share with my grandchildren! I always try to reinforce what their Moms are teaching with games and activities. They love snacks and love to cook with Patch! Thank you for the great ideas.

Robin E.

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What a blessing you must be to your grandchildren and their mothers, Patricia! And what fun you must have making snacks with your little ones! 😊

Jennifer

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My son would love this!

Lina Rodriguez

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This is great! I’m going to pass this onto my daughter in laws for my grandkids.

Megan

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I love how you integrate learning into so many aspects of daily life. Thanks for the post!

Marie Knupp

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Too cute!

Heather

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Love this!

Katie Tawoda

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I enjoy seeing recipes that are healthy for the kids to get involved with. Some of my best memories are in the kitchen with my grandma.

Amanda

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Great idea! So cute!

Lisa

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Love this idea!

Crystal Hubbard

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My daughter loved this snack!

Robin E.

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Chrystal,
I really appreciate you taking the time to let us know your daughter enjoyed this snack. It’s great to hear feedback! Thank you.

Heidi

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What a cute way to teach this!

Rosemarie Paulson

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This looks like so much fun!

Heather Bittle

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This is such a great idea. So many different levels of learning going on in this activity with a healthy snack to finish it off.

Robin E.

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I hope you enjoy, Heather!

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