If you hadn’t guessed it already, today is Waffle Day. To celebrate, Mila and I of course ate, you guessed it, waffles! She also did a fun activity that we thought you’d love too!
Mila is obsessed with numbers, which is wonderful. She can count to fourteen all by herself. But… letters… they’re not her thing yet. The only ones she likes are m, i, l, a. I’m sure you get why. To help her get excited about them, we got to play with out food again.
For this activity, we got to combine making brunch, learning letters, and eating. Yum!
Here’s all you’ll need:
- Waffle Maker (click for my mini rainbow waffle maker)
- Waffle Recipe or Biscuit
- Blueberries or Chocolate Chips
- White Board
You might be wondering… why waffles and why letters? The squares in waffles make GREAT place holders. Plus, it’s fun too.
To start this activity, make your preferred waffle recipe and cook one wafffle.
While this is cooking, get a small bowl of blueberries or chocolate chips ready. Then, make sure to have out a whiteboard and marker or a piece of paper and pencil.
Once the waffle is done, let it cool down a little bit and then place it in front of your child. Draw a letter on your white board or paper. Then instruct them to write the letter with the blueberries or chocolate chips on the waffle. They might need a little help at first!
While you’re cooking, you can keep writing different letters for them to try. Make sure to say the letters out loud and connect them to something they know. I started with Mila’s ‘letters.’
Just keep in mind, your little one might eat their tools!
This was such a fun activity that can be anytime you’re enjoying waffles. It teaches them their letters and challenges them how to create letters too! Plus, they’ll be using their fine motor skills too! Just an overall educational and interesting activity.
If you liked this activity, let me know in the comments! Have you ever used food to learn?
While you’re at it, check out the fun other bloggers had with Waffle Day!