Make a homemade trail mix: Foster self-care routines by starting with everyone washing/drying their hands. Give each child one ingredient and a scoop or measuring cup. Take turns measuring a set amount (e.g., 1 cup) of their ingredients and pouring it into the large bowl. Once all ingredients are in the bowl, have them take turns stirring the mix and then scooping and pouring a serving of the trail mix into their individual container. During the activity, be clear and specific with instructions and give children time to process and respond. Encourage describing each ingredient as they scoop, pour, and mix. Enjoy!
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