November 30th was once again Sam's snack day at preschool. The last time we brought snack, we made silly smiling faces with apples, peanut butter and marshmallows. We got the idea out of a magazine, and it was right around Halloween, so it was a huge hit with the kids. (Here's a little peek at how they turned out...)
Well after the last snack we couldn't get away with just cheese sticks and fruit. No way! That's when I remembered a childhood favorite of mine - dirt and worms! Of course after I described it to Sammie she was completely on board.
Here are our dirt and worms ingredients. Normally I'm not a proponent of sugary snacks for the preschool class, but these were my one exception. (And I did my best to make them slightly healthier with low fat Oreos, and fat free/sugar free pudding).
First we mixed green food coloring into the coconut to make it look like grass. Then we mixed up the pudding, and crushed the oreos. I had Sammie hold two gummy worms in place while I poured in the "dirt" (layers of pudding crushed oreos) into clear cups. Then we topped the cups with coconut "grass" and let the worms flop over the edge of the cups.
Sammie said all the kids in her class loved them - and even the teachers ate snack that day! She even said she wanted them again for her birthday party. (LOL - along with pumpkin pie, doughnuts, cupcakes, peanut brittle, and m&ms. I told her she would only get to pick one dessert!)
Now to just think up what we'll bring for snack in January. How do we top dirt and worms?!?! Is it even possible?