We made a really fun treat to go along with one of our favorite books today. I love anything from Eric Carle and I knew The Grouchy Ladybug would be a must for insect week. What else could we do but make some cute, tasty Lil' Ladybug Treats of our own? :)
I saw this idea years ago in the Family Fun magazine and instantly fell in love! Not only are these little guys super cute, but they are a great after school snack as well :)
To get started you take some strawberries and hull out the center. I just used my potato peeler, and then I sliced them in half.
Once you have your strawberries ready to go you take a bunch of grapes, cut them in half, and using toothpicks stick them into your strawberries to make the ladybugs' heads.
Then I let my kids get in on the fun and squish mini-chocolate chips into the strawberries for the ladybugs spots. This is also a great way to work on basic math skills like counting...the kids love counting how many spots each ladybug has (right before they eat them :)
After our ladybugs were ready to go, we snuggled up on the couch with a great book and a yummy snack...is there anything better in life?! ;)
I hope you liked our ladybug treats...they were certainly a big hit at our house :)
Make sure you keep coming back! The rest of the week we are focusing on OUR personal favorite insect...Butterflies!! Well...that may not be Britton's fave..but he humors us girls ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by! :)