Last night, we had centipedes for dinner.
Okay ... well maybe not real centipedes as in the crawling variety found in the garden, but the kind made out of sausages.
I recently discovered this idea from www.cutefoodforkids.com.
The look of surprise on the boys face when they discovered a centipede on their plate was priceless. They're used to seeing face patterns on their plates (e.g., eyes made with tomato slices, noses from carrot sticks, tomato sauce hair, etc) but never have any bugs appeared.
Daniel added a mashed potato hill and some broccoli tress (which were his ideas) and dinner was set.
In case you're wondering, the centipede is made up of a sausage cut lengthwise and then cut into segments. The legs were added using tomato sauce and the eyes were peas.
Creating centipedes for dinner is so easy to do.
Needless to say, this meal, was eaten super quickly. After all, centipedes move fast!!!
As this website is about promoting reading ... we need a book to go with the activity. Guess what? We found one! And it's a good one at that!
If you'd like to read a great chapter book to your child about centipede's, have a look at Harry the Poisonous Centipede.
Reading chapter books is a fantastic way to foster and extend your child's listening, comprehension and language skills. You can read chapter books to children long before they are able to read independently!
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