Day 94: Sandwich pictures

Day 94 of #365 Creative #Ideas to do with your kids: have you ever made a picture out of sandwiches? ? Kids love to play, and are often too busy having fun at break time to eat their lunch. To encourage them to eat first, pack food that is easy to eat with their hands, and bite-sized portions to pop into their mouth. ‘Little fishes eat their dishes’… Get creative with this underwater fish scene. Make the first picture yourself; the kids are sure to want to make and eat more little fishies and bubbles. If you use a brown paper background, they can draw other fish, and sharks too. Brown paper placemats are brilliant for creative kids! Save this idea for lunch when they are home for the holidays.
What you need: sliced wholewheat, brown and/or white bread, ham slices, cheese slices, cucumber or green apple, parsley or coriander, small red or green grapes
1. Use a fish shaped cookie cutter or a sharp knife to make fish shapes from the bread.
2. Lay the shapes on a piece of brown paper, or on a suitable tray or platter.
3. Cut the ham, cheese, cucumber or apple to depict the gills and scales. (You can also use mayonnaise or any other suitable spread to ‘decorate’ the fish.)
4. Add pieces of cucumber or apple and cheese for the eyes.
5. Decorate the scene with ‘seaweed’ made from parsley or coriander leaves, and add bubble trails with a line of small grapes.
From my book Fun Foods for Kids (Struik Publishers 2016), email me on if you would like to buy a book. #fun foods #kids meals #recipes for kids