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.
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