Stuck at home with your toddler and preschooler looking for things to do or treats to make? Here's a collection of Sesame Street themed crafts and snacks. These crafts are easy for toddlers and preschoolers and these snacks require In addition, Sesame Workshop has provided some wonderful resource for how to deal with our current situation and our kids and I'll be sharing more info on it down below as well. We're all in this together!
Sesame Street Crafts and Snacks
Sesame Street Craft Ideas
This Elmo craft requires few supplies and is perfect for little ones. My toddler had a blast making an Elmo face (even if it was more abstract that I was originally envisioning). There are two ways you can set up this craft for your child; messy OR mess-free.
A plate craft I created with my toddler was this Oscar the Grouch Mask. Here we used paint (so there was no way around the mess) but she had a blast using both a paint brush and her hands to paint the plate green. After she finished painting she placed the cutouts of construction paper on his face (eyebrows and tongue). I cut out the circles for eyes, hand drew the mouth and attached a string which allowed her to wear the mask hands-free.
This Hand Print Cookie Monster was geared more towards my younger daughter. She was a more willing participant to allow me to paint her hand and make prints on the paper. From there I did my best trying to create Cookie's eyes out of construction paper.
This Highchair Decoration from Life of 2 Snowbirds can easily be repurposed into a fun craft to create with your child, just hang it on your fireplace or wall instead of a highchair! Super easy step by step instructions are included in this post.
Simple Everyday Mom has a hand print craft that you can make out of paper and totally skip the paint! Find step by step instructions here for Handprint Cookie Monster and Elmo
Sesame Street Snack Ideas
C is for Cookie (and Conservamom!) check out her Cookie MonsterCookies!
Rice Crispy Treats are yummy and fun to make! The Shirley Journey's Elmo Rice Crispy Treats look yummy and adorable!
2 Kids and a Coupon has a great Cookie Monster Popcorn Recipe complete with candy eyes!
Feeling adventurous and want to bake something a little more challenging? Check out Wild, Wild West's Easy Elmo Cake tutorial, complete with an amazing hack for creating Elmo's iconic face shape.
Sesame Workshop Resources
Sesame Workshop Caring for Each Other
Recently, Sesame Workshop announced their new Caring for Each Other initiative in response to today's world and how scary talk of current of events can be for a child.
This new landing page features Sesame Street characters in video messages, like Elmo's Virtual Hug and songs like Abby's Freeze Dance Party, online games, and printable sheets.
On top of the fun content for children, Sesame Workshop's Caring for Each Other also offers helpful tips for parents on discoing the "new normal" with their kids as well as current events.
Favorite Sesame Street characters help provide tips on washing hands, healthy habits and how to have fun at home.
Free to download and print coloring sheets and activity pages are available and there are links to Sesame Street Ebooks.