Butterfly snack in a baggie

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
Pretzels
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…

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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

9 Comments

  • Maureen Posted April 29, 2012 10:51 am

    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. Posted April 29, 2012 11:08 am

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

  • Laura (The SEEDS Network) Posted April 29, 2012 1:43 pm

    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. Posted April 30, 2012 11:27 pm

      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:)

  • Vicky Posted April 30, 2012 10:51 am

    Love how simple this is and how kids can make it themselves easily. Great addition to any butterfly study. Just pinned this to my kids food board. Vicky from http://www.messforless.net

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 30, 2012 11:26 pm

      Thank you for the Pin Vicky!

  • School Sparks Renee Posted April 30, 2012 5:23 pm

    Another great idea, Deborah. I love your blog! Renee

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 30, 2012 11:26 pm

      Thank you Renee:)

  • crystal@growingajeweledrose Posted May 1, 2012 1:28 am

    Aw, this is very cute! We are in the middle of growing butterflies. This would make a perfect addition to the activity. My daughter is sure to love this, and it is healthy too. Win/win 🙂

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