Sunday, April 29, 2012

Snack: Frogs on a Log

It's time for a snack ~ with a froggie twist to it!

For the past few weeks, my storytime friends and I have been exploring frogs through learning activities, books, and crafts. And, of course, a part of that exploration just HAD to include snacks, didn't it?

Over the time period of a few weeks, we've enjoyed several different froggie snacks but the one I am sharing today was, by far, the most popular! It is our version of the well-known Ants on a Log ~ which we also enjoyed when we were pretending to be frogs. So fun! ;o)

Here's the classic version that inspired our new snack:

Ants on a Log made with celery, peanut butter, and raisins.
Ants on a Log are delicious and pretty healthy. They are perfect when you are a hungry frog!

But what if you aren't a frog? What if you are a very hungry alligator ~ or maybe just pretending to be a gator who likes to eat frogs? Especially after reading books like in these two silly ones:


If you are a hungry gator or pretending to be one, these colorful Frogs on a Log are just the snack for you! Delicious and easy to make, too!

Here's what you need:

Supplies Needed:

Graham crackers
Mint M&M's
A hungry gator or two (LOL)


***Break graham crackers into fourths and spread them with the Nutella.

***Add M&M's ~ The cool thing is that they are three different shades of green! Each log can look different by varying the number of "frogs" and the shades of green, too.

***Enjoy your Frogs on a Log!

FAIR WARNING: I am not a gator but these Frogs on a Log are addicting! LOL! How could they not be? For one thing, I love Nutella!

But it is so much more than that!

I had never seen the Mint M&M's before. But, when we went searching for our "frog" item, I knew as soon as I saw them that they would be perfect "frogs". I love that they are three different shades of green. :o) My storytime friends loved that, too. And they thought they were beyond delicious. I had more little ones ask for seconds than I have ever had with any storytime snack. Even my shy friends were brave enough to ask for another one. What a surprise!

In the interest of full disclosure, I have actually bought two more bags of the Mint M&M's!

But I did not eat them ALL myself. I shared with family and friends. :o)

I hope you have fun making Ants on a Log or Frogs on a Log with your child/ren. If you do make the Frogs on a Log, I would enjoy hearing from you. I'd love to know if you and your child/ren enjoyed them as much as we did.

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Have a lovely weekend! And, as always,



  1. WOW this post brought back childhood memories of Ants on a log. Forgotten about this healthy snack. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Also following you on GFC and Linky Followers.

    1. Jenelle, isn't it fun to bring back those memories? :o)
      Thank you so much for stopping by, leaving a comment, and choosing to follow. I hope you enjoy the blog!

  2. This is such a cute idea!! I pinned it!!

    1. Thank you, Teressa! Let me know what you think when you taste them. :o)

  3. Oh my goodness! The frogs on a log look delicious!!! I want to make them soon. :-)

    1. Hardly Awkward, they are delicious! Lol ! Even a friend of mine who doesn't like mint said they were good. He saw all the little ones and their parents loving them so he decided to taste them ~ despite not liking anything with mint in it. Let's just say he ate more than one log full of frogs! ;o)

  4. Those are fun! I've seen ants on a long many times, but never frogs on a log. We love FROG IN A BOG!

    1. Charlene, isn't A Frog in the Bog a fun book? I love it! In fact, Karma Wilson is one of my favorite children's authors. I use lots of her books in my storytimes.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. :o) I appreciate it!

  5. Too cute! I love your creativity! The kids had to have loved it! I have a friend that does this kind of stuff for her girls. I will pass along.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind compliment! I try to have as much fun as we can at my storytimes. Families need to be able to enjoy activities together during these stressful times and hopefully are storytimes are a good place to do that!

      I hope your friend will stop by and say " hi!". I would love to hear what she enjoys doing with her girls. :o)

      I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  6. Oh my I will have to try this new version! My kids love Nutella, I just found out what it was, and have been a baking like crazy with it, Thanks so much for linking up to Heavenly Treats Link Party!