Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Bird Food Themed Snack

After seeing the chocolate "worms", on the National Wildlife Federation site, while checking out their nature checklist, and shark game, this morning, I knew I was going to have to make the children a bird feast snack, this afternoon.

I started with the worms (click the link above, for the recipe). I thought maybe one batch wouldn't be enough for six children because it only combines a few tablespoons of peanut butter, powdered milk, honey, and baker's cocoa, but it easily made 18, large worms.


Then, I added some sunflower seeds, and a few dried fruits, and berries.


The apple, is supposed to be a baby bunny (from The Manga Cookbook by Chihiro Hattori, though you can also find instructions for them, here, at Lunch in a Box), because you know - eagles, hawks, and owls have to eat, too.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

13 comments:

Annette W. said...

Oh, they look so gross! I bet your kids loved it!!

Phyllis said...

We did this and made the kids eat them like birds -with chopsticks, tweezers and the like, to represent the different type of beaks. It was so much fun!

Deborah said...

Oh my - super gross! HAHA!

Wonder Mom said...

That is SIMPLY the best snack I have ever seen- it ranks right up there with "Kitty Litter Cake!"

Debbie said...

This cracks me up. Especially some of the comments you got. I think it is rather cool, after all birds have to eat too.

Raising a Happy Child said...

I am sure daughter would love to eat a chocolate worm... if it didn't have a peanut butter in it. For some reason she hates peanut butter. Very clever snack!

Christy said...

Wow, those worms look a little too real!!!!!!! Great snack. I'll have to try this.

Ticia said...

I'm with Annette, those are kinda gross.....

Kendra said...

Oh, that is funny!! I must remember that one!!

One Rich Mother said...

oh wow the worms look sooo gross, so of course when my kids saw what I was looking at they asked me to make them some too. lol
Thank you for sharing that, what a great idea. : )

My Oatmeal Kisses said...

I love how you are still keeping with the bird watching theme! So fun! It's a great way to get your kids to eat a healthy snack!

dj2nsiegel said...

Hey there -- I just followed your link to the NWF (what a great site!) to find a recipe for chocolate worms, but couldn't find the instructions. do you happen still to have the recipe? I'd love it. Thanks!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

dj2nsiegel - That was hard to find! I'll update the link above, but in the meantim - it's the first recipe at: http://www.nwf.org/activity-finder/recipes/worm-desserts.aspx

Enjoy!