Cricket Snack for Kids

This cricket snack for kids will really make them giggle!

Cricket Snack for Kids - so cute!

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This snack was inspired by the book Quick as a Cricket but it could easily go alongside Eric Carle’s The Very Quiet Cricket too!

We were introduced to this book as part of the Book Club Play Dates monthly series. It is a cute book that mentions many types of animals, birds and insects and a characteristic about each one, eg I’m as loud as a lion, I’m as small as an ant, I’m as happy as a lark. The illustrations are really lovely and the simple text is great for conversation starters. After I had finished reading the book the first time to my 4 year old, he said “aww, that’s a nice book…” 🙂

I haven’t played around with food for a while so I decided to try and make this snack in the shape of a cricket.

To make these fun snacks I used:

  • Marshmallows
  • Cocktail sticks (wooden picks)
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Pretzel rods
  • Edible eyes

Thread three marshmallows onto a cocktail stick.Cricket Snack for Kids

Cover in chocolate frosting, smoothing it over with an icing spatula or knife.Cricket Snack for Kids

Break the pretzel rods into pieces – adding two for each leg in an upturned “V” position, and two shorter ones for the antennae. Add two edible candy eyes to complete the cricket!Cricket Snack for Kids

F spotted them immediately in the kitchen and wanted to try one. He wasn’t convinced by the pretzel rods but everything else was approved! NOTE: please remove the cocktail stick before giving this snack to young children.


Cricket Snack for Kids
If you love this book as much as we do, then check out the other Book Club Play Date activity ideas from my co-hosts!



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