How to Make Father Christmas Muffins!

father christmas muffins fruit strawberries festive fun for kids toddlers babies weaning easy quick

Now today has been super exciting for me – I got the chance to show some of the pre-schoolers at little b’s nursery how to make Father Christmas muffins! This was exciting for me because I’ve never done anything like this before! My day job in software doesn’t typically see me making festive creations out of fruit.

Making Father Christmas muffins was a fab activity to do with the little ones. They were able to chop the fruit themselves and arrange it to make the beard and hat. It is definitely an activity I will do at home again with little b as it really gets them involved with preparing their food. And it was super fun! Honestly, their faces lit up when they saw these!

father christmas muffins fruit strawberries festive fun for kids toddlers babies weaning easy quick

All you need for your these festive muffins is the following:

  • muffins – but toast cut into circles or crumpets will work too!
  • strawberries.
  • bananas.
  • raisins – we actually used dates at nursery and they worked really well.

First cut your muffins in half and lightly toast them. I added a bit of honey when I made these for little b.

Next slice your banana and strawberries and arrange as the beard and hat. I placed a banana slice at the top of the hat too. A white chocolate button or marshmallow would work!

At the nursery we used dates to make the eyes and nose. Tear or cut a small piece off and roll it in your hands (a bit like play-doh) to make his features 🙂 And ta dah – finished! Next came the fun bit – eating them all up – of which the children had no problem with!

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father christmas muffins fruit strawberries festive fun for kids toddlers babies weaning easy quick

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  1. […] One of the main things that have helped me understand the general running of the nursery and why and how things happen has been to get involved and to talk to the staff. I figured little man would be at nursery until he starts school – so a good 3-4 years. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the staff and find out more about the people who care for b four days a week. I put my name down for the nursery parent partnership group too. I know this type of involvement isn’t for everyone and at one point in my life it def wasn’t for me either haha ! But it’s as much effort as you want it to be really. I helped out at the Christmas fair and I also pop in and run some fun food classes with pre-school. Take a look at our Mother’s day and Christmas food fun! […]

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