Faux Fish Sticks

 As an encouragement to get everyone to do their reading homework, we have a celebration on Fridays.  My compadres and I each pick a different activity to host in our classrooms.  The kids who reach their goals get to sign up for the activity they like best. Any activity having to do with food fills up fast.  I got this cute idea from Family Fun.  Click on the picture below to find more faux food recipes.


I'll be the first to admit that cooking is not my forte.  I told the kids how bad I am at cooking and that we were going to use MY recipe which might be different than their parents' recipe.  I never let on that these weren't typical fish sticks even though it was quite obvious that they weren't.  The kids had a blast and played right along with me.

 This a picture of the fish sticks that one of my kiddos made. 


Here's Family Fun's recipe:
Ingredients
  • Cornflakes
  • Sugar wafer cookies
  • Peanut butter
  • Green taffy candy (we used green apple AirHeads)
  • Seedless strawberry jam
Instructions
  1. For the fish sticks, place a couple of handfuls of cornflakes in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Cover 2 sugar wafer cookies with peanut butter, then toss them in the cornflake crumbs to coat.
  2. For the peas, tear off and roll small pieces of the taffy candy into balls. If the taffy is too stiff to work with, microwave it for about 6 seconds.
  3. For the ketchup, use a fork to stir a few teaspoons of the jam until it's smooth. 


I'm always looking for new ways to get the kids excited about learning.  What do you do that gets the kiddos motivated? 

8 comments

  1. I bet the kids had a BLAST! What a neat idea. I'll be keeping this in mind for next year.
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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  2. That a rad idea . . . this sounds like an absolute blast. I know my kids would have eaten this up . . . going to add it to the list for next year. Glad I found you today :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  3. Food would definitely win over my kids. Does one teacher have to be the big bad homework wolf and keep all the kids that didn't get it done?

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief
    Fiction Friday: A Celebration of Children’s Literature

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    1. Unfortunately, we always need someone to be the big bad wolf. There have even been a few times when we really could have used 2 wolves.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Yummy! Too bad my son is allergic to peanut butter. I guess we could do it with his sunflower seed butter. Hmmm...

    I also linked you up for the One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by to pick it up!

    Jessica
    Teach on a Limb

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    1. Jessica, my daughter is allergic to peanut butter as well. She's been eating soy butter. I wonder how that compares to sunflower seed butter. I'll have to keep an eye out for some.

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  5. That's such a great idea! And that food is so cute!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  6. This is so cute...I love this idea!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance. =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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