Olympic Pretzels

Homemade pretzels are a great snack for kids. They are also a fun sensory activity and way for kids to practice building alphabet letters - especially important for Preschool and Kindergarten aged kids.

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Homemade Olympics Themed Snack for Kids

I wanted to have fun food for my kiddos as we watched the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday.  This was the first Olympics we’ve watched together as a family and I really want it to be fun & memorable =-) So here is what I came up with – Olympic Pretzels!

Homemade Pretzel Recipe

So I made my simple, homemade pretzel recipe:
  1. Put 2 1/2 teas yeast in 1 1/2 cups warm water with 1 1/2 teas sugar. Mix and allow to foam - about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix 4 cups flour & 3/4 teas salt with yeast starter and knead 5 minutes.
  3. Make dough into 5-10 pretzels. To get the tops to brown beat an egg and brush on the top. You can use coarse or sea salt on top of the egg as well!
  4. Bake at 450 F on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.
make colored pretzel dough

Then I made 5 balls and colored each ball with Wilton food coloring (you get truer colors that way).
making pretzels as a family

After I thoroughly kneaded in the color. The whole family helped! We made 5 “ropes” out of each color. We made 5 because there are five of us in our family. Turns out it was the perfect number for the recipe =-)
This is just one of all recipes I've shared on this blog of our family tested recipes!
our olympic snack for kids

I made the ropes into rings that interlocked (like the Olympic logo) and baked on a non-greased cookie sheet at 450 for 10 minutes.
we are ready for the olympic games

And here are our Olympic Pretzels finished. They were delicious, colorful, and SO FUN! 
My family is using the What’s in the Bible Olympics Pack – it has a wonderful schedule of what events are what day, coloring sheets, verses, puppets, bingo (my kids LOVE this) and more. Go grab yours here.

Pretzels for Sensory Preschool Alphabet Learning 

Pretzels are also a great sensory activity for toddlers. For Preschool and Kindergarten age children you can use the pretzel dough to practice making alphabet letters - a great hands on learning activity.

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Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.