Butterfly snack in a baggie

We have been exploring caterpillars and butterflies and to add a little fun to our snack time, I set out butterflies in a baggie for the children to make their own butterfly snack…

Inside each baggie the children found…

Apple slices
Vanilla Wafers

I didn’t originally add the vanilla wafers to the baggies but the children said the butterfly needed a body and decided that a vanilla wafer would do!

Each child arranged their butterfly parts on a paper plate to create a butterfly…

There were more pieces in the baggies then the children actually needed to make a butterfly but since this was our snacktime, the children used what they wanted to make a butterfly and then they ate everything all up!

A simple way to make snack time fun…

Available on Amazon

Links to Grow On

Drinking Nectar from a Cup from The Thoughtful Spot Day Care

Butterfly Life Cycle Bracelets from The Seeds Network

Butterfly Sensory Tub from No Time for Flashcards

Felt Butterflies from All Join In


  1. says

    I like the baggie idea.
    One of the problems I have when we make a special snack, with a drop in program, is never knowing how many will be attending. Then making sure there is enough snack. By having the special snack in a baggie I could estimate how many will be there. I always have other munchies available if they are still hungry.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

      It is definitely a simple way to prepare early and flexible enough to provide snack for a few or lots of kids!

  2. says

    I too like the baggie idea … question, did you soak the apple slices in lemon juice before putting them into the baggies (so they wouldn’t turn brown)? If you didn’t – what other method did you use to keep the apples from turning?

    Thanks also for including our butterfly bracelets in your “links to grow on”! :-)

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

      Laura – I didn’t soak them because I didn’t add them to the baggies until right before I handed them out to the children:)