Friday, January 6, 2012

Owl Snacks

At Nature Preschool we are learning that owls eat mice, voles, shrews, rabbits, flying insects, fish, and even snakes. None of those sound too appetizing to us but "Owl Shaped Snacks" sure do!


These little guys were made from Thomas English bagel thins, spread with peanut butter, banana slices & raisins for eyes, and a triangle of cheese for the beak. The fun part was explaining to the preschoolers that the beak could be 'opened' and they could feed their owls grapes. (Cream cheese could be substituted for the peanut butter if there were allergies.) The kids loved feeding their owls and almost everyone ate their entire owl too! (Peanut butter balls shaped like mice with almond slices for ears would be fun to add to this snack too!)

Another day one of the Nature Preschool parents made this owl shaped snack that was also well liked by our preschoolers.
She used rice cakes as the base. Ritz crackers and olive slices held on with cream cheese. A triangle of cheese for feather tuft and a thin slice of carrot shaped like a beak. How cute!!!



Some other fun Owl Snacks might include:

Owl Pizza - using English muffins or dough shaped into rounds, decorate with pizza toppings cut into owl face shapes.

Owl Pellets - make rice crispies but hid a small treat inside and shape into ovals to look like owl pellets. Kids have to dissect to find the snack hidden inside!


Lunch meat, cheese, Ritz cracker idea from here - http://www.makinglearningfun.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.makinglearningfun.com/Recipe/RecOwl.gif

Owl Cupcakes - http://almostunschoolers.blogspot.com/2010/08/owl-cupcakes.html

Night Owl Cookies - http://www.brightideas.com/bright_idea.aspx?ID=128

4 comments:

  1. So cute!
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  2. I really like the way the Mandala pattern turned out. It was incredibly easy and fast to complete which is a good thing. The fun part was explaining to the preschoolers that the beak could be 'opened' and they could feed their owls grapes.
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  3. These snacks are so cute! Thanks for stopping by my Tot School post. You have some many great ideas here. I'm now following your blog too :)

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