Classroom Preschool Parties
Tot attends preschool five days a week. She loves her classmates and calls them all “friend.” So when I said we weren’t doing a party this year for her birthday, I decided to ask the teacher if we could send in a little something so she could celebrate with her school buddies. Her teacher said yes, but please no cupcakes with icing. It’s a disaster. No prob! I said I would send in apple sauce and juice boxes. She was thrilled with the low-added-sugar option and said the kids would be pleased to have them.
Naturally, I couldn’t just send in a box of apple sauce and juice boxes. Where’s the fun in that? So I made applesauce robots to make them a bit more fun. For a preschool class, they got a big kick out of them. I think an older elementary school child would not find them as delightful as these kids did, but hey. If you want a low-sugar option for a young child’s classroom treat, I think these provide the fun and specialness without all that extra hyper-sugar-crash.
I used pipe cleaners for the arms. Painter’s tape kept the applesauce secured “enough” to the top of the juice box but not so stuck they couldn’t easily peel them apart and it didn’t leave any tape stuck behind to make the juice hard to open. I provided spoons and napkins on the side. And if you do this, just get the stick-on googly eyes. I tried to glue on the cheap ones I had, but they wouldn’t stay so no point. Spring for the stickers.
Here’s the final result!
Oh, and of course, what was the biggest hit? The $2-for-a-pack-of-8 party hats. Yeah. “My party needs party hats, mama!” Tot said. And she was right. It was what they begged for. LOL