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!
All you need for your these festive muffins is the following:
- muffins – but toast cut into circles or crumpets will work too!
- 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!