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Snacks : Bugs

Ants on a Log added 7-31-98 Original Author Unknown

To make the log, fill celery sticks with peanut better. Place four raisin ants along the log.

Snack added 9-9-98 Original Author Unknown

Choc. pudding (resemble dirt) gummy worms or something like that to represent bugs.

Ants in your pants added 9-9-98 Original Author Unknown

Cut bread into pant shapes. Spread with peanut butter. Put raisin ants on top.

Honey Cookies added 9-9-98 Original Author Unknown

Baked honey cookies are the best! 
You'll need the following ingredients: cup honey, 1 cup butter, 2 tsp. Vanilla, 2 cups flour, tsp. Salt, nuts (optional) Cream the honey, butter, and vanilla. 

Directions: Add the flout and salt. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and then roll into chopped nuts. Slightly flatten the balls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until lightly brown.

Butterfly added 9-9-98 Original Author Unknown

A snack idea would be to cut biscuits in fourth using each fourth as a wing. You could use something like a hot dog for the body. Bake according to directions of the biscuits.

Caterpillar Cocoons added 4-8-01 Original Author Unknown

1 8-oz. tube refrigerated crescent rolls
8 breakfast sausages
1 squeeze bottle yellow mustard

Preheat oven according to directions on the crescent-roll package. Prepare
the sausages according to the directions on the package. Remove from frying
pan and allow to cool ten to fifteen minutes. Separate the crescent-roll
dough into its pre-cut triangle pieces, and lay them flat on an un-greased
cookie sheet. Place one sausage on each, squeeze a thin line of mustard on
each. Roll and close all ends. Bake according to package instructions.

Ants on a Stump added 4-29-01 Original Author Unknown

The children really enjoy this twist on an old time favorite, ants on a log. I take apples and slice them in circular shapes, the children then take their peanut butter, spread it and sprinkle with raisins.

Caterpillar Cake added 4-29-01 Original Author Unknown

Need: confetti cake mix, icing, green food coloring, coconut, pretzels

Prepare cake mix as directed on box and bake in bunt pan. Cut cake in half and lay together to look curved for caterpillar body. Color the icing green and spread on cooled cake. sprinkle coconut so the caterpillar appears fuzzy. Add straight pretzels for antennas. Add other facial details as desired.

Lady Bug Snack added 5-6-01 Original Author Unknown

Slice an apple in half lengthwise, and lay with cut side down on a plate. The ladybugs' spots are raisins, put on with a dot of peanut butter.  The head is a grape attached with a toothpick.

Ladybug Snack 2 added 7-8-01 Original Author Unknown

One half of an English muffin, per child-Toasted, if desired, Cream cheese that has been dyed red with food coloring, Raisins.

Children spread the colored cream cheese onto the muffin half, add black raisin dots
and eat the delicious lady bug.

Bug Juice added 7-8-01 Original Author Unknown

1 6oz can lemonade
1 6oz can limeade
1 6oz can pineapple
1 pkg unsweetened lime Kool-Aid
2 qts ginger ale (optional)

Mix all of the juices and Kool-Aid with water as directed on the container. Blend them.  If you're going to add the ginger ale, do it just before serving.
Makes about 50 4oz servings

Bed Bugs added 7-8-01 Original Author Unknown

Give each child a slice of bread.  Have the children first put "bedspreads" on their "beds" using peanut butter, cream cheese, or butter.  Then have the put "bugs" on the beds using small edibles, such as raisins, nuts, cereal bits, or cut-up fruits or vegetables.  Use this project for counting practice by having the children count the number of bugs they put on the bread.  Pit or pocket bread will work well for this cooking project, too.

Celery and Pretzel Butterflies added 7-21-01 Original Author Unknown

Celery, cream cheese or peanut butter, raisins, large pretzel twists, pretzel pieces

Directions: Cut the celery into 3 inch pieces, spread on cream cheese, add  raisins  down the middle, add 2 pretzels with the two loops outward, put 2 pretzel pieces at one end for antennae.

Marshmallow Spiders added 7-21-01 Original Author Unknown

large marshmallows, m &m's, string licorice, chocolate syrup

Directions: Cut licorice into 2'' pieces, poke 8 pieces of string licorice into each marshmallow for legs, pour chocolate syrup over marshmallow, add m & m's for eyes.

Ladybug Snack added 6-1-02 Submitted by: Theresa Houshmandi

Need: 1 package of chocolate chip or sugar cookies, vanilla frosting, red food coloring, chocolate chips, popsicle sticks

Directions: Mix red food coloring into the vanilla frosting.  Give each child one cookie, a spoonful of frosting, a spoonful of chocolate chips, and a popsicle stick.  The children spread the red frosting on the cookie with a popsicle stick, and add the ladybug's spots (chocolate chips).  Have each child count the spots on his ladybug, and compare with others.  Who has more spots?  Less?  The same? You may use black licorice or pretzel sticks for antennae and legs.

Butterfly added 7-19-02 Original Author Unknown

Need: Oranges, licorice, and jellybeans or M&M's

Directions: Peel several oranges and divide them into halves. Separate each half into
sections with 2 segments each. Being careful not to pull the segments completely apart, pull each segment partially apart, starting from the inside where the seeds are, and going toward the outside where the peel was.  Leave each set of orange segments on a paper plate and give to each child. Have each youngster add 2 short lengths of string licorice to resemble the butterfly's antennae.  Give them some jelly beans to decorate the wings. 

Worm added 3-16-03 Original Author Unknown

Need: Peanut Butter, Powdered Milk, Honey

Directions: Make edible worms out of peanut butter dough. Mix two cups of dry powdered milk, two cups of creamy peanut butter, and one-half cup of honey in a mixing bowl.  When the dough has reached a smooth consistency, give each child a
small ball to transform into a worm. 


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