Watermelon Ladybug Pops

Hi friends!  Today I want to share a fun snack that I made for the twins last week- Watermelon Ladybug Pops!

Watermelon Ladybug "Lollipops"- a fun and easy snack perfect for summer by Twodaloo!

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If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know that we have been going crazy for creepy crawlers! This snack was inspired by the twins’ insect obsession and was so much fun to make.  For the body, I used an upside down drinking glass to cut circles out of a slice of watermelon.  I used three dark chocolate chips for the ladybug’s spots (you could also use blueberries or raisins), a grape for the head, and fruit leather for the antennae and legs.  For added fun, I stuck cookie sticks into each watermelon circle so the twins could have a fun (and slightly less juicy) way to eat the watermelon.   I had these completed and waiting for them after their nap one afternoon, but this is a snack that children could easily help create!

Watermelon Ladybug "Lollipops"- a fun and easy snack perfect for summer by Twodaloo!

When I was searching for inspiration for our little snack, I came across these ADORABLE Babybel Cheese Ladybugs from Cute Food For Kids- Will and Sydney would adore these!

Babybel Cheese Ladybugs at Cute Food for Kids

Also, Fantastic Fun and Learning has the cutest roundup of Healthy Flower Snacks for Kids that are fun, wholesome, and gorgeous to look at!

Flower Snacks for Kids at Fantastic Fun and Learning

And finally, if it’s ladybug inspiration you’re after, here is a magnetic ladybug counting game that I recently created for the twins- they love the magnetic pompoms!

Magnetic Ladybug Counting Game

That’s it for now!  This post kicks off our Creepy Crawlers theme- I have so many great insect and backyard animal posts to share, we’ll be going buggy for a big chunk of the summer!  Later this week I will be talking about Building Language in the Kitchen for our last installment of the Playing with Language series, so check back for more fun kid recipes, too.

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  1. What a delightful way to extend learning about insects! I’m off to pin this for both a preschool insect unit and a fun summer snack. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. These are SO cute! My daughter will have so much fun helping me make them. Thanks for sharing our collection of flower snacks, too.

  3. Cute, cute, cute! I could just imagine how excited the twins were to wake up from their nap to this amazing creation and yummy snack.

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