After you have made your Polar Animal crafts, you need to make your polar animal snacks! Here are some fun ways to take this Polar theme from adorable to a delicious!
1. Polar Bear Rice Cakes are a fun and healthy treat to make with kids for a meal or snack, using foods they already love!
Rice cake or English Muffin
Cottage cheese or Cream Cheese
Raisins, Chocolate Chips, Cereal “Os”
Let children spread cottage cheese or cream cheese on a rice cake or english muffin. Use an oreo cookie for the polar bear’s nose and black olives, cereal “Os”, chocolate chips or raisins for the eyes.
Add two banana slices for the eyes and enjoy!
photo credit: Twiggle magazine
2. Penguin Cookie Treats are easy to make!
Oreo or other white and black sandwich cookie
Candy corn, Smarties, marshmallows or Hershey’s kisses
Open the cookie and try to spread the cream filling on both halves. Place one cookie above the other on the plate.
Decorate with eyes, beak, wings and feet (using marshmallows or candy corn). You can also cut a “kiss” in half for the wings.
3. Pear and Chocolate Penguins are healthy-ish and are fun to make! Be sure to follow instructions for melting chocolate. This snack is really fun because you can decorate your plate with jello for ice blocks and shredded coconut for snow!
4. Penguin- Using Hard Boiled Eggs, Olives or Timbits!
Olive Penguin (photo credit)
Two jumbo olives
Veggie dip or cream cheese
You will create the feet from a round slice of carrot. Lay the slice flat on cutting board and starting in the center make two diagonal cuts to the sides in the shape of a “V”.
For the body, take a jumbo black olive and cut a slit in it from top to bottom. Fill the slit in the olive with veggie dip or cream cheese and place it on top of the carrot feet.
Place the “V” that you cut out of the carrot feet into the other olive to create a beak and set it on top of the stuffed olive.
Hold the snack together by inserting a toothpick through the whole creation, from the head, through the stuffed olive body, down to the carrot feet for a delightful and healthy creation for your preschoolers.
You can also make a fun penguin dessert using two chocolat timbits, white icing and some candy!
Create a cute penguin with a hard boiled egg!
5. Seal Sandwich
Peeled clementine or cherry tomato
Black sprinkles or a chocolate chip
Put two slices of bread together and cut out the shape of a seal.
Stand the seal on crust end. (The crust gives it a sturdy base.)
Use pieces of leftover crust for the flippers and tail.
Stick a pretzel into the center of the clementine.
Place the clementine or cherry tomato on top of the nose of the seal, pressing the pretzel stick into the sandwich for sturdiness (add cream cheese as glue if necessary).
Using cream cheese as glue, glue a black sprinkle or chocolate chip in place for the eye.
6. Polar Bear Cupcakes are so adorable with stacked large and mini cupcake and top with coconut!