Outer Space Snacks

I found this idea in a parenting magazine. Take a bagel and spread with cream cheese or peanut butter. Slice fruit/veggies (such as bananas, carrots, strawberries) and put on spread to make the windows/lights of UFO. Hard-boil eggs and place those in the center of the bagel. I used food-coloring to decorate the eggs-to add color to the snack.

Slice English muffins in half, so that each student gets a half. Provide tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices. You can explain to the children that the muffins have “craters” like the moon, and the pepperoni is a full moon (or a half-moon or crescent moon, if you choose to cut the pepperoni rounds in half. Have children assemble mini pizzas using the sauce, cheese, and muffins and pepperoni. Bake in hot oven and serve as a treat to class!

Banana Spaceship

Materials needed: half banana per child, (sliced length and width), 2-1/4 slices of pineapple, marshmallow fluff, a dark blue paper/plastic plate, spoon

Each child lays banana on plate. Then she places the 2-1/4 slices of pineapple on each side of the banana (representing the wings). Add a spoonful of marshmallow fluff at the bottom (for smoke). Count down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and eat!

We made fruit satellites! You give each child an apple along with raisins, marshmallows, etc. and have them poke their toothpicks through the apple and place a marshmallow or raisin on the end of their toothpick….when they are through it looks like a space satellite!

Easy and fun to make astronaut food. Use one package of instant pudding for every 3 or 4 kids. Divide the pudding mix evenly into ziplock sandwich bags. Add enough milk to each bag to correspond to the package directions. Let the kids mush, squeeze and shake the bags until the pudding starts to get thick — about 2 minutes. Chill it if you want or eat it right away. Just trim off one corner of the bag and suck it out like real astronauts do! The kids loved this!!