Looking for bug theme snacks? Your kids will have so much fun with these bug themed snacks! Perfect for bug lessons, create a bug fruit snacks, nature themed snacks, edible bug crafts, backyard bug snacks, healthy bug snacks or healthy snacks for birthday party.
My daughter always had an interest in studying bugs, so one year we decided to do a bug party theme and make some bug recipes.
(Don’t worry, it’s not as gross as it sounds.)
We made these for a Halloween party, but honestly they would be good for any time you want to have a bug party, theme lesson plans on bugs, or just need bug theme snacks. (Who doesn’t?)
These kid snacks are fun and easy and even the kids can get involved making these with you!
(Which is the most fun way of cooking!)
If you want to make this a read and learn (because, duh), I recommend pairing these bug recipes with my daughter’s favorite book when she was younger . . .
Bug Party Snacks paired with The Bugliest Bug Children’s Books
The Bugliest Bug, written by Carol Diggory Shields and illustrated by Scott Nash, is one of my daughter’s all time favorite books.
I started reading it to her when she was a toddler and now, many years later, we still have her tattered copy and she still talks about it.
(I can still even recite some of it from heart!)
The rhyming in the book is clever and sometimes even poetic.
But, still manages to be hysterically funny.
Publisher’s Weekly called it, “A rollicking, tongue-in-cheek entree to the entomological world.”
I think that is the perfect one sentence to describe this fun bug book for kids!
It’s also a great discussion book about differences and how everyone has their own special skills.
Listed Book Age Range: 4-8 years
BUG THEME SNACKS
BUG RECIPES: Bug Party Food and Nature Themed Snacks
BUG THEME SNACKS #1: Ant Pudding Cups
This “ant” pudding looks like you are staring right into a real ant house and watching those busy little ants and these edible bug snacks are a great alternative to the overdone ants on a log.
The chocolate sprinkles act as ants and crushed graham crackers look just like dirt or sand.
(This is also a fun play on pudding dirt cups recipe if you’ve made those before!)
- Graham crackers
- Vanilla or lemon pudding
- Chocolate sprinkles
- Small juice glasses or clear cups (We like these for kids’ parties. The size is perfect!)
1. Crush graham crackers and mix with chocolate sprinkles. Be sure to mix more chocolate sprinkles than graham crackers. (That’s the trick to getting the sprinkles to show through and look like ants in the sand.)
2. Make pudding according to package directions. (Or, you can use those instant pudding cups, too.)
3. In a clear glass, layer pudding (we used lemon because that’s what my daughter likes, but you could use vanilla) and graham crackers/sprinkle mixture. Ending with crushed graham crackers on top for the dirt or sand.
BUG THEME SNACKS #2: Caterpillar Snacks (Grape Caterpillar Recipe)
These cute caterpillar snacks are perfect for a bug party, caterpillar snack ideas for a book or learning pairing, or even just a fun, healthy kids’ snack.
They would also be so cute for a Very Hungry Caterpillar fruit platter!
- Peanut butter, Nutella (or a nut butter substitute to meet special allergies)
- Crispy Chow Mein noodles
- Green sprinkles
- Red Hots or candy eyes
- Wooden skewers
1. Break or cut wooden skewers in half.
2. Slice layers of bananas and spread with peanut butter or Nutella.
3. Slide each banana slice onto the wooden skewer so that it forms a line (and sticks together with the peanut butter or Nutella)–around six slices, leaving a bit of the wooden skewer showing at the end for the head.
4. Spread the top banana piece with peanut butter or Nutella and place a grape head onto the end of the skewer.
Sprinkle the caterpillar with green sprinkles, which will soak in the longer the caterpillar sits.
5. Place a bit of the nut butter on the head and use Red Hots or candy eyes for the yes.
6. Poke Chinese noodles for antennae into the top of the grape head.
7. Place on a serving platter of lettuce leaves or on these fun leaf plates. Refrigerate until ready to use.
BUG THEME SNACKS #3: Oreo Spiders
Aren’t these spider that looks like an Oreo cute?
(And, you don’t even need a cookie recipe!)
These edible arachnids and easy spider cookies are assembled from just a few ingredients!
How do you make edible spiders for Halloween?
To make Oreo spider web cookies:
- Twizzlers Chocolate Licorice Twists
- Nutella, peanut butter, or nut butter substitute
- Red Hots or candy eyes
1. Cut Twizzlers Chocolate Licorice Twists into thin, long strips.
2. Spread Nutella around the edges of the Oreos.
3. Stick Twizzler “spider legs” into the side of the Nutella (four on each side).
4. Affix candy eyes or red hots on top with dots of Nutella.
These Oreo halloween treats were a huge hit!
BUG THEME SNACKS #4: Mini Cheese Bug Snacks
These cheese bugs are also a super simple kids snack or fun addition to your bug party recipes.
- Cheese rectangles
- Crispy Chow Mein noodles
1. Buy or cut cheese into rectangles.
2. Place Chinese noodle legs into each side and antennae on top.
If you use a harder cheese (like cheddar), make slits in the cheese with a knife tip prior to inserting the Chow Mein noodles or they will break.
3. Place on a serving tray of lettuce leaves or cute bug plates and refrigerate until ready.