Kids are going to love this fun kids activities where they are actually encouraged to play with their food before they eat it! This Milk Toast Rainbows is a great activity for Saint Patricks Day, spring, weather unit, or a color unit for Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, or 5th grade kids.
Rainbow are such fun! Whether it is finding an illusive, beautiful rainbow peaking through after a rainstorm, or painting a beautiful rainbow as an art project – they seem to make people happy and smile.
Especially in the spring, we think of rainbows in nature, rainbow themes, and rainbow activities for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade children. This fun and simple milk toast activity allows you to make a beautiful, and delicious, snack while having fun making a rainbow.
This is such a bright colorful activity kids love! Not only is it a great activity for spring, but it makes a yummy snack too! This activity is great for kids from Toddler, Preschool, Prek, Kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2students. Use it in your classroom, in a homeschool coop, or as a parent with your kids as a fun preschool activity any day.
Rainbow Milk Toast
All you need for this activity is bread (any kind will do – white bread, wheat bread, nut bread, fresh bread, sourdough bread – you pick your kids favorite bread), some small dishes filled with sweetened condensed milk, and food coloring. (If you are staying away from artificial dyes, I found you can buy natural food coloring using natural ingredients derived by fruits and vegetables)
Start by mixing sweetened condensed milk and food coloring in little bowls. Using a clean paint brush or pastry brush kids paint their bread to make rainbows or pictures. Next, blot the bread with a paper towel to remove any excess “paint” so you don’t make a mess in your toaster.
Now pop your painted bread in the toaster. This step is optional, you can just have milk bread if you like, but we enjoyed ours toasted. It was super yummy, pretty, and such a fun rainbow activity for the whole family. It is so easy and quick! It took like 5 minutes!
Note: We did not have any paint get in our toaster; I think blotting the bread with a paper towel is the success. When it comes out it may be slightly moist in some areas, that’s okay. So yummy!
It was as yummy as it was pretty!
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