The No Cupcake Rule didn't seem like that big of a deal when we received an "It's your child's birthday" notice from Montessori. Still, I found myself scrounging at the last minute for a creative idea that would be healthy and cool. Nowadays with Pinterest a task like this is easy; check out our fun Creative Kids' Recipes board. Way back in 2010 I actually had to dig to find this sweet idea.
Want to make Babybel Spidey Snacks at your house? Click here for full directions.
Looking for ways to make it educational?
- Pair it with a good book like Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin or The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
- Use this opportunity to play with math. Ask questions like: How many Mini Babybel Cheese wheels come in a package? If we have two packages how many wheels do we have total? If there are three children making spiders how can we split up the cheese wheels evenly? How many legs does a spider have? If we have three spiders with eight legs each how many is that total? What if we make twelve spiders and then we eat two, how many will we have left? And so on!
- Check out this awesome jumping spider video or collection of spider puzzles on National Geographic Kids.
- Looking for additional activities? Find a wonderful collection of spider ideas at From the Hive.
Speaking of yummy snacks and cheese, the same company that makes Babybel also has a spread called Laughing Cow Cheese. If you are looking for a simple snack with a deliciously complex taste check this combo out; it is my absolute favorite.
Cheese not your kid's thing? Check out Quirky Momma's delicious banana spider alternative.
Wishing you an afternoon of creepy, crawly, cheesy fun.
PS: Take a moment to enjoy the simple things, The Gift of an Ordinary Day. While I was on National Geographic Kids I came across these beautiful spider web photos. They may not wow the kids, but I thought they were gorgeous.