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Clever cookies & snacks
Jessica McMurdie

Hanukkah Cookies

These miniature Menorah Cookies are a sure way to brighten your next Hanukkah celebration. These edible Dreidels are a tasty spin-off from the traditional Hanukkah game and a fun way to improve fine motor skills.

If you’re looking for more savory than sweet, use your pincher fingers and fine motor skills to make a cheese and pretzel menorah. Add a side of apple slices and oranges, and you’ll have a balanced snack to keep you fueled through the festivities!

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Clever cookies & snacks Thanksgiving
Jessica McMurdie

Grilled Cheese Turkey Gobbler Sandwich

Kids will enjoy making this twist on a classic grilled cheese sandwich! It’s a Turkey Sandwich without the turkey… but how can that be?! Using a knife to make 3 simple cuts transforms your plain sandwich into a silly turkey that will be gobbled up in no time!

Plus, it’s a clever way to get in a balanced meal of grains, dairy and veggies. I made a ham and grilled cheese in this example. You can always sub out the ingredients if your child has food allergies or make a completely different type of sandwich. Make it your own! This is an easy lunch prep idea that older children can help with.

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Clever cookies & snacks Thanksgiving
Jessica McMurdie

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookie

These tiny Turkey Cookies will be gobbled up in no time!

Use ready made ingredients to assemble this Thanksgiving Turkey Cookie craft. There are several skills that your child will practice to make these adorable cookies, whether it’s a single treat or a flock of sweet turkeys to grace your Thanksgiving dessert table.

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Clever cookies & snacks
Jessica McMurdie

Witches Fingers Breadsticks

These eerie and delicious Witches Fingers Breadsticks are perfect for Halloween parties or just a wickedly good snack.
But that’s not all – rolling and pinching the pizza dough is a fantastic way to support children’s fine motor coordination.

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Clever cookies & snacks
Jessica McMurdie

Edible Pencil Cookie

Go ahead, chew on this pencil eraser! As a matter of fact, feel free to eat the entire pencil…. cookie pencil that is! This graham cracker pencil cookie is sure to inspire your young writer. “Pick up your pencil” will have a whole new meaning after you’ve tried these cute and crunchy pencil cookies.

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Clever cookies & snacks
Jessica McMurdie

Teddy Berry Parfait

Hooray for Parfaits! Try this scrumptious, parfait made with your favorite yogurt and fresh fruit mix ins. Add crunchy granola and a teddy graham topping to create this nutritious snack. Or make it ahead of time for a healthy, no prep breakfast. Your kids will love making and eating these adorable Teddy Berry Parfaits.

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Clever cookies & snacks
Jessica McMurdie

Bird Nest Cookie

Bird Nest Cookie Recipe.

Welcome spring with this adorable bird nest cookie! Practice dexterity skills to build the nest with chocolate “mud” and crunchy “twigs”. These tiny “tweets” are sure to please at your next spring time or Easter gathering…

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Friendship Party

Valentines Day is a sweet reminder to celebrate love and friendship! The kids at the clinic love these friendship themed...

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