5/20/2010

Very Hungry Caterpillar Snack

How long has it been since we've done a
Book & a Snack? Too long!
Yesterday we munched and crunched,
Very Hungry Caterpillar style!

This snack is super simple! All you need is to print out the Caterpillar Straw Template I made, attach to straws, pick your favorite snacks from the book (or whatever you have on hand), and let the kids use their straws to "nibble" through their food. The kids also each got a cupcake to decorate at the end of our snacktime. Click image below to open and print the template. Fold on dotted line, cut out, and attach to drinking straws. Serve up a table of delicious snacks... and watch your little caterpillars nibble through them! We also read the book while we snacked. Enjoy!

23 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is SO CUTE! I love the holes! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

A Cup Full of Cake said...

That is such a cute idea!! And healthy too...well as long as you don't make snacks from the "Saturday" page. ha ha
Shanna
acupfullofcake.blogspot.com

Cheeky Kitchen said...

Cleverest.thing.ever.

And, that's saying a lot because...holy cow, Mandy. You are always so CLEVER!

Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

OMG, this is so dang cute. I am saving this one for summer and adding caterpillar cupcakes (cupcakes shaped like a caterpillar). I may make this a whole day theme! Thank you for a wonderfully cute, delicious, and healthy idea!

Randi said...

So cute - we'll definitely do that as a summer snack. Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia said...

This is the best idea I have seen in a long time regarding snacks. I can imagine the kids going to town on healthy foods because of this presentation. A definite try in my book. Thanks. :)

Annette said...

This really is a fun great idea. we may try to have a book snack once a week or once a month maybe. I would love to see more of your book and snack ideas.

cookies and cups said...

ADORABLE! I love this ~ one of my kid's favorite books :)

teresa said...

cutest idea ever. my kids would love this!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom said...

My boys are too old for the Very Hungry Caterpillar but we sure have fond memories of that book! What a cute idea ... and a great way to get kids to eat more fruit!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Mandy!!! What a great idea! I'm forwarding this to my sister with 2 little one. Thanks!

Zion And Missy said...

LOVE this post Mandy! Such a cute idea. My son is going to love this activity. I will, too. I have been meaning to tell you, thanks so much for the necklace. I am in love with it, and so are the people who have seen it, too. Thanks for having such an awesome blog and awesome shop! You are awesome. :)

Simply Life said...

All that fresh fruit looks delicious!

Tiffany said...

Great idea! We just raised and released butterflies and this will go perfectly with that lesson!

Kim said...

Did your snack and book today and the kids had a blast!!! They even wanted to re-read the book to figure out what they should eat first like the caterpillar.

Earthy Toasty Spicy said...

I love this idea. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was one of my favorites as a child. :)

Craftymomof2boys said...

Did this last week and turned it into a week long lesson. I took the boys shopping and they picked a different fruit for each day of the week; trying a couple new fruits as well. We purchased the number needed for the day we planned to have them. Then each day we read the book, ate the day's snack, and wrote a page of our own book using a Step Book format. At the end of the week, we put it all together on poster board with pics, the numbers one through five and the names of the days of the week. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Megan said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Terra said...

That is super cute. Especially since it is Eric Carle's (the author of The Very Hungry Catepillar) b-day this week!

Anonymous said...

hi! I love this idea and would love to use it for our Very Hungry Caterpillar playdate this week! However, I clicked on the template link and it wouldn't come up. Do you have another link? Thanks! -Liz I.
chlives at hotmail dot com

Mandy said...

links should be working now, it's an open document in google docs.

Tristin @ Two Girls Being Crafty said...

I love this idea SO much! I included it on a roundup of fun food for kids--here's the link if you're interested:

http://twogirlsbeingcrafty.blogspot.com/2011/03/linky-love-semi-crafty-fun-food-for.html

I also included your Bunny Bisque... Brilliant!!!

AikoVenus said...

Not only is it cute and healthy - its easy too! ^^