Area: Pond life- snacks
Make blue Jell-O with the children in your class. Before the Jell-O has hardened insert gummy worms and gummy frogs.
Lily-Pad Pond Snack
soft cream cheese
blue food coloring
Color cream cheese with food coloring. Give each child wax paper square with a dolp of colored cream cheese, 1/2 muffin, three cucumber slices, one gummy frog, and a plastic knife. Have children spread cream cheese on muffin (pond) and arrange cucumber slices on top (lily pads). Add gummy frog and eat!
To make "Frog Floats," I give each child a clear cup filled with lime sherbet, 7-up or sprite, a straw, and m&m's or marshmallows to represent the frog's two eyes. This treat is a supplement to stories, songs and finger plays about frogs in the springtime.
For a frog snack, how about using the old "ants on a log" idea with a new name. Take celery sticks and fill them with peanut butter and then have raisins in a row on the peanut butter log. You could call it "Flies on a log." I think the children would love to make these themselves.
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