RECIPE: Mayflower Munch Mix

Happy “the day before the day before” Thanksgiving – or at least that’s how T greeted me this morning!

If you are looking for a fun way to involve the kids in the Thanksgiving food prep, look no further than this fun and fabulously easy recipe for Mayflower Munch Mix, a sweet and salty mix of traditional treats with a little education dashed in for good measure.

The five ingredients for Mayflower Munch Mix.

The five ingredients for Mayflower Munch Mix.

T’s class made this last Friday. There are five tables in T’s classroom, so each table of students was in charge of one of each of the five ingredients (T’s table was candy corn – lucky kid!).  The kids all took turns going from table to table to add ingredients to the mix and learn the story behind each item. At the end of the day, the teacher sent home some of the mix with each child along with a printed copy of the “recipe” (that appears to have originated-originated from this blogger after a quick Google search), and now I am passing it onto you. Happy Munching!

All you and/or the kid(s) need to make Mayflower Munch Mix.

All you and/or the kid(s) need to make Mayflower Munch Mix. I wouldn’t have needed to buy the M&Ms but C ate all the Halloween plain mini-packs (note for alternative uses for leftover Halloween candy there!).

Mayflower Munch Mix

Ingredients:
Candy Corn – to represent maize/corn
Craisins (or any Dried Cranberries) – to represent the Northeast where cranberries are grown
Pretzel Sticks – to represent the forest and the logs used to build the homes for the Pilgrims
M&Ms – to represent the Mayflower (starts with “M”!)
Corn Chex – to represent maize/corn (again)

Just dig into each bag or box, add as much or as little of each as you like, mix, and enjoy!

T enjoyed re-reading the recipe for Mayflower Munch Mix as he made a batch at home this week.

T enjoyed re-reading the recipe for Mayflower Munch Mix as he made a batch at home this week.

T is now 7 years old and quite capable with the "real scissors." Please always use your own discretion as to whether your child is ready for this step.

T is now 7 years old and quite capable with the “real scissors.” Please use your own discretion as to whether your child is ready for this step.

The yellow scoop was an impulse buy at the Dollar Bin at Target a few years ago. I got a couple actually. I love scoops for large bags of snacks in general.

The yellow scoop was an impulse buy at the Dollar Bin at Target a few years ago. I got a couple actually. I love scoops for large bags of snacks in general. It saves my snack bags and boxes from too much “hand”ling.

Mix, mix, mix!

Mix, mix, mix! Oh, turkey hats are optional, but it sure did make this activity “munch” more fun.

T had fun making up a big bowl of the mix yesterday and has plans for making more today, and tomorrow, and on and on until the ingredients are gone, pretty much.

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Happy Snacks-giving, RMT’ers!

For other last-minute, easy Thanksgiving ideas for the kid(s), you can go to this link for a group gratitude exercise for the family or for those coming over on Thursday and to this link for a craft idea for the kid(s). Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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