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Octopus and Squid Hotdogs for Snack Time

by on May 20th, 2011

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Yum! Octopuses? Squids? Now I wonder what that would taste like! No worries, it’s not a real octopus or squid, but it sure is a lot of fun to make! Not only will the little chefs have fun preparing it, but I’m sure they’d have fun eating it as well! I myself enjoyed it like a little girl!

What you will need

  • Hotdog (preferably balls or cocktail size)
  • Spaghetti noodles (uncooked)
  • Soup pan
  • Stove

Step 1: Cut the hotdogs in half to make it look more like a squid’s or octopus’s head

Step 2: Give the kids the hotdog and let them push in the uncooked spaghetti noodles. This was not only a unique experience for the kids, but also a different way to teach them the much needed cognitive skills!  You’d think it’s easy to push in the sticks, but it really isn’t!

There are two ways to do it, you can either stick 4 sticks all the way through or 4 sticks cut in half to make 8 and poke them through the bottom part only

Step 3: Cook the hotdog and spaghetti by boiling them

See how much food coloring there is? Look how red the water is!

Step 4: Wait to cool! Eat and have fun!



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Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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