“This looks good mum, you should take a photo and put it on your blog.”
Which is what my preschooler said to me a couple of weeks ago about our traffic light sandwiches. Mums who have watched Play School over the years (Australian children’s TV show) will be very familiar with these sandwiches. Scroll down a bit further if you want to see how to make the sandwiches and our menu plan for the week, other wise read on to hear about my love of Play School .
As you may have noticed on the blog, I am not a big TV fan for youngsters, but I really do love Play School. Not only is it a fab show but the back up resources they have, including ideas for later that you can do with your kids at home are fantastic.
This coming week on the morning edition of Playschool the theme is Elephants. By heading to the Playschool website, not only do they tell you the songs, stories and films that the children will see in the episodes, but they will give you related activities. For example on Friday they have the following suggestion:
Next time you go for a ride in a car, bus, or train you could make up a story about all the things that you pass, or using some simple rhyming words, create a poem. e.g. A fat cat… a boy with a toy… and make your rhyme silly e.g. a pig in a wig… and the cow says, Meow Meow, etc.
And they have the themes listed all the way out until the end of June for both morning and afternoon programs. (They usually have them up for the first half, then second half of the year.)
How To Make Traffic Light Sandwiches
- Apple Corer
This is a perfect vehicle to get the kids in the kitchen with you and have them make their own lunch!
- Shred lettuce.
- Grate carrot.
- Slice tomato.
- Spread butter onto bread.
- Place tomato slice on the top third of the bread (stop), place carrot on the middle third (get ready) and then lettuce on the bottom third (go!).
- Using the apple corer, on the other slice of bread make three holes on one side, then another three on the other side.
- Place this slice of bread on top and cut down the middle so you have two traffic lights!
The Family Menu Plan For This Week
Baking: Butter Cake
Monday: Beef Stroganoff
Tuesday: Fried Rice
Wednesday: Left Overs
Thursday: Pasta With Chicken and Spinach
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Chicken Schnitzel and Vegetables
Sunday: Chicken Lasagne
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.lunch box