Social Awareness Activities for Kids

Edible Necklaces

Make edible necklaces from cereals and dried fruit.
Make edible necklaces from cereals and dried fruit.
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Edible necklaces make great gifts -- especially for those living in homeless shelters. With this social awareness activity, kids can turn healthy foods like cereals and dried fruits into necklaces and then take them to the shelter.

What You'll Need:

  • Spoon
  • Plastic sandwich bags
  • Colorful and fun cereals
  • Dried fruits
  • Healthy candy snacks
  • Curling ribbon

Special snacks are hard to afford when you live in a homeless shelter. So give a needy kid a treat by making and sharing these delicious edible necklaces.

Step 1: Wash your hands carefully.

Step 2: Spoon the cereal and other snacks into a plastic sandwich bag.

Step 3: Use the curling ribbon to tie off the bag. Leave the ends of the ribbon long so you can curl them so they look pretty.

Step 4: Make a long necklace out of more curling ribbon, and tie it to the bag so the bag looks like a large charm -- be sure the necklace is long enough to slip over someone's head.

Step 5: Call your local YMCA or social services hotline for suggestions on where to donate your snacks.

Edible necklaces can brighten a homeless person's day. Continue reading to find out how to brighten a senior citizen's day.

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