Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Healthy Butterfly Snack

Spring has FINALLY made it to Massachusetts.  To celebrate nicer weather, I recently made butterfly snacks for the kids.  This is super easy to make.  Simply slice a banana in half, spread peanut butter (or any other nut butter) along the banana slices, add symmetrical raisins, grape halves in the middle, and carrot pieces for antennae.

There are so many great butterfly books.  Here is one we have enjoyed:

What is your favorite butterfly book?

Also, have you read The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco?  We haven't read it yet, but I have requested it from the library.  In this book for children ages six and up, the butterfly is a symbol of freedom during World War II.  When a French village is occupied by Nazi Germany, a young French girl finds a Jewish girl hiding in her basement and a special friendship develops.  This book is based on a true story.