Peel the skin off of some oranges. Separate the sections so that you have smaller ones with two pieces of orange. Pull this section a part, but leave it connected in the middle. Then cut some small pieces of pull a part licorice. Let the children put the licorice on the top to use for antennas. Enjoy your butterflies.
Lo-mien Noodle Spiders.
Ingredients needed: 1 package of chocolate chips and a 12 oz. can of Chinese noodles.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and stir the noodles in. Then have the children drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto waxed paper. Let them chill, then eat. Looks like little spiders!
You will need a muffin pan that will make enough lady bugs for your class. Have the children line the bottom of the tin with raisins. Then, prepare Jell-O according to the instructions. Pour some into each section and chill until firm, then pop out and enjoy! ( it is easier to get the Jell-O out if you soak the pan in warm water before trying to get Jell-O out)
Celery and Pretzel Butterflies.
Cut a small piece of celery for the body of the butterfly. Spread some cream cheese or peanut butter inside of the stalk of celery. Add 4 small folded pretzels for the butterfly wings. Add 2 strings of black licorice for the antennas.
I read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to my class and then I had them make their own healthy snack. We then made caterpillars that we could eat.
Recipe: Shred 1 leaf of lettuce, spread cream cheese on 4 Ritz crackers. Layer the crackers slightly on top of each other to form the body of the caterpillar. The crackers were placed on top of the lettuce. We then took 2 raisins for eyes and 6-8 chow mien noodles for legs.
The children loved eating their caterpillars as much as they loved making them.