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Eat a Shape Sandwich


Eat a Shape Sandwich

[15 Minutes]

Shape up lunchtime with sandwiches cut into geometric shapes. When your child helps you make lunch, learning takes place.

You'll need:

• egg salad • tuna salad • peanut butter • jelly • luncheon meats • slices of cheese • cucumber rounds • plastic knife • construction paper • scissors

What to do:

  1. In advance, cut a few pieces of construction paper into squares the size of a piece of bread.
  2. Make sandwiches with your child, using square pieces of bread.
  3. Look at one of the paper squares with your child. Challenge her to name the shape.
  4. Decide together how the shape could be cut into triangles, or vertically or horizontally into rectangles.
  5. Help your child cut the paper.
  6. Challenge her to cut the sandwich as she did the paper. Help her use the plastic knife.
  7. Serve cucumber rounds with the sandwich.
  8. You may want to cut different sandwiches into different shapes and have a triangle, square, or rectangle lunch.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • What is the shape of the plate your sandwich is on?
  • What is the shape of the napkin?
  • Together let's try to fold the napkin into a triangle.

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop matching skills and language skills.

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