Alpha-Bits - Not only Taste Great, but Fun and Educational Too!

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If you have a younger child in your home - or know of a younger child... Chances are that you are a little familiar with the cartoon, Super Why.  We have LOVED that show since we first saw it... As it promotes reading and education (something that I am very proud to encourage too!)  Well, recently we were able to work with Alpha-Bits cereal - who has the popular cartoon characters on their boxes of cereal- to start making our "footprint" in our local community. 
You see, Alpha-Bits' can help in many ways ...
You can use the letters as play time during the day to encourage reading and letter recognition.  You can also use it is as a fun tool to encourage the same as you are actually eating it too!  
Did you know that Alpha-Bits has been around since 1958?  I love when companies / products are around for a long time, it makes me feel even more confident in my decisions of supporting them!

I am SO VERY HAPPY to get to tell you something F-U-N headed our way...
I am going to be working to place a Little Free Library in our community!!!  Yes, you read that right!!! Thanks to Alpha-Bits and Little Free Library, we are working together now to get one near us!
If you are not familiar with a Little Free Library - head over to their site to check them out (I will be posting more about them later!)  

If you are looking for a bit of fun, check this out...
A few activities using Alpha-Bits:

Make a family tree...
Draw a tree with lots of branches.  Write out names of family members on the different branches in colorful marker.  Now, have your little one search through the box of Alpha-Bits to find the matching letters and have them glue it on the tree.  

Menu Matching Game...
As you are cooking dinner, have them spell out what is for dinner on a piece of paper and then present that to the rest of the family for the nights menu.  (Example - Meatloaf.  Rice.  Carrots.    If they are not able to spell, you can write it out for them and have them match the letters.)

Vowel Play... 
Give your little one a one cup serving of Alpha-Bits and ask them to eat all the consonants and leave only the vowels.  They'll learn their letters a little better and get 20g of whole grains!

Use the Alpha-Bits to make a snack:
ABC Crispy Bars- 

Ingredients-

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 package (10.5 oz) miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup sugar sweetened soft drink mix
8 cups Post Alpha-Bits Cereal
Alphabet Shaped Cookie Cutters

Directions-
 Line 13 x 9 inch pan with foil, lightly grease foil
Microwave butter in large microwavable bowl on HIGH for 45 seconds (or until melted) Add marshmallows and soft drink mix.  Mix well
Microwave on HIGH for 1- 1/2 minutes or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 seconds.  Stir in cereal
Press cereal mixture firmly into prepared pan
Cool
Using the cookie cutter, cut into 12-14 squares
Mold squares into letters
Store in airtight container at room temperature.


What other activities can you think of to use Alpha-Bits for?

Comments

  1. I knew they'd been around awhile. I didn't know it'd been that long. :)

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  2. You could try and make the whole alphabet with them.

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