There are some books that a childhood wouldn’t be complete without reading and this month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids book is one of those. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a classic kids story that stands the test of time and all this month over on my social media networks I will be sharing ideas to bring this wonderful story alive in the home or classroom. As the 1st of the month falls on a Tuesday which is our recipe day we’re sharing a simple Rabbit Food Lettuce Wrap which is perfect to make with kids.
Large Leafed Lettuce – we used Iceberg
Any protein-based food you have in the fridge – ham and cheese were added to our wrap.
Step by Step Lettuce Wrap
Simple and easy meals and snacks that kids can create themselves that are healthy are always good and this is really simple to make. It also let the kids have a go at using a knife – we love our safety knife that is sharp enough to cut through carrot’s but safe for kids to use as well – it’s from the company Pampered Chef but was brought a few years ago – do have a look at it as it’s ideal for cooking with kids.
We started off with talking about what food Peter Rabbit would steal from Mr McGregor’s garden in the book – and put together a list of fruit and vegetables that they thought he would like and then raided the fridge.
Using a potato peeler J peeled a carrot and then we used our grater and grated it up.
He then cut up a tomato and cucumber.
Laying some lettuce flat on the worktop we piled on the rabbit food on top.
Then talked about what we would like in our lettuce wraps as we weren’t rabbits – J who loves learning about animals pointed out we were omnivores which T pointed out meant we eat meat and vegetables.
So they raided the fridge again and found some protein that we could add with cheese and ham.
They then rolled up the lettuce as if it was a tortilla wrap and cut it in half.
Simple Lettuce Wraps
- Large Leafed Lettuce (Iceberg)
- Protein-based food Chopped ham, cubes of cheese, hummus
- Carefully wash and spin lettuce leaves and lay out flat on chopping board.
- Peel and grate carrot.
- Wash and chop tomatoes and cucumber.
- Add protein of your choice, for example chopped ham, cubes of cheese or a spoon of hummus.
- Wrap the lettuce around the ingredients like a tortilla or parcel and slice in half.
More Peter Rabbit Inspired Activities
Check out these other activities based on The Tale of Peter Rabbit from this month’s co-hosts for the Virtual Book Club for Kids
Bunny Color Sorting by Toddler Approved
The Tale of Peter Rabbit ABC Carrot Patch by Growing Book by Book
Name Tracing Rabbit Fun by The Educators’ Spin On it
Carrot Number Matching Activity by 3 Dinosaurs
Peter Rabbit Sensory Bin by Still Playing School
Plant Science Experiment Inspired by Peter Rabbit by Inspiration Laboratories
Carrot Painting Pre-Writing Practice by Preschool Powol Packets
Feed the Rabbit Activity by Mom Inspired Life
Peter Rabbit Paper Plate Pop-Up Garden by I Can Teach My Child
Bunny Treat Bags by Mama Miss
Bunny Cracker Snack by The Pleasantest Thing
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.