Butterfly snack in a baggie

We have been exploring caterpillars and butterflies and to add a little fun to our snack time, I set out butterflies in a baggie for the children to make their own butterfly snack…

Inside each baggie the children found…

Apple slices
Vanilla Wafers

I didn’t originally add the vanilla wafers to the baggies but the children said the butterfly needed a body and decided that a vanilla wafer would do!

Each child arranged their butterfly parts on a paper plate to create a butterfly…

There were more pieces in the baggies then the children actually needed to make a butterfly but since this was our snacktime, the children used what they wanted to make a butterfly and then they ate everything all up!

A simple way to make snack time fun…

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Links to Grow On

Drinking Nectar from a Cup from The Thoughtful Spot Day Care

Butterfly Life Cycle Bracelets from The Seeds Network

Butterfly Sensory Tub from No Time for Flashcards

Felt Butterflies from All Join In

By |2012-04-29T10:40:12+00:00April 29th, 2012|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Maureen April 29, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    I like the baggie idea.
    One of the problems I have when we make a special snack, with a drop in program, is never knowing how many will be attending. Then making sure there is enough snack. By having the special snack in a baggie I could estimate how many will be there. I always have other munchies available if they are still hungry.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 29, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

      It is definitely a simple way to prepare early and flexible enough to provide snack for a few or lots of kids!

  2. Laura (The SEEDS Network) April 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I too like the baggie idea … question, did you soak the apple slices in lemon juice before putting them into the baggies (so they wouldn’t turn brown)? If you didn’t – what other method did you use to keep the apples from turning?

    Thanks also for including our butterfly bracelets in your “links to grow on”! 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

      Laura – I didn’t soak them because I didn’t add them to the baggies until right before I handed them out to the children:)

  3. Vicky April 30, 2012 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Love how simple this is and how kids can make it themselves easily. Great addition to any butterfly study. Just pinned this to my kids food board. Vicky from http://www.messforless.net

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the Pin Vicky!

  4. School Sparks Renee April 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Another great idea, Deborah. I love your blog! Renee

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you Renee:)

  5. crystal@growingajeweledrose May 1, 2012 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Aw, this is very cute! We are in the middle of growing butterflies. This would make a perfect addition to the activity. My daughter is sure to love this, and it is healthy too. Win/win 🙂

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