Are you on the lookout for creative and engaging ways to make mealtime more exciting for your preschoolers? Or, do you want to include some worm-themed food while learning about worms?

Look no further! Today, we're diving into the whimsical world of worm-themed lunch and snack ideas that will have your little ones giggling with delight. From spaghetti to breadstick worms, we've got a menu that will spark their imagination and satisfy their taste buds.

Before we dive in, check out this blog, "Baking with Preschoolers" for tips on cooking with little ones.

1. Spaghetti: The Ultimate Worm-Like Meal!
Let's kick off our worm-themed feast with the ultimate classic: spaghetti! With its long strands, spaghetti is the perfect canvas for creating a playful worm-inspired dish. Simply boil up some spaghetti noodles, toss them in a tasty sauce or butter, and watch as your little ones slurp up these wriggly delights.

2. Breadstick Worms
Next up, let's get baking! Transform ordinary breadsticks into adorable worm-shaped treats that are as fun to make as they are to eat. Roll out the dough into long, thin ropes, then twist and shape them to resemble little worms. After baking to golden perfection, top them off with butter to resemble moistness and cheese shreds to create the illusion of segmented worms.

3. Hot Dog Worms
Who says hot dogs have to be boring? With a little creativity, you can turn ordinary hot dogs into crawly delights.  Simply slice the hot dogs lengthwise several times, then arrange them on the plate to resemble squirming worms. Serve them with ketchup or mustard for dipping.

4. Worms in Dirt
For a sweet treat, whip up a batch of worms in the dirt! Crush up some chocolate sandwich cookies to create a bed of "dirt," then top it off with gummy worms.

5. Worm in an Apple
For a healthy and fun twist on the classic peanut butter and apple snack, why not try serving up a worm in an apple? Start by cutting an apple in half and scooping out the seeds to create a hollow cavity. Fill the apple with creamy peanut butter, then insert a gummy worm into the peanut butter.

6. Fruit Kabob Worms
Thread chunks of fruit onto skewers to create colorful and nutritious worm-shaped kabobs.

7. Veggie Patch Dip
Serve up a platter of assorted veggies with hummus or ranch dip, arranging them to resemble a garden patch with worms peeking out.

8. Wormy Jello Cups
Make individual servings of jello cups and add gummy worms before the jello sets for a wiggly, jiggly treat.

Whether you're serving up spaghetti worms or crafting adorable apple snacks, these fun and delicious ideas are sure to make mealtime an adventure for your little ones. 

So go ahead, let your imagination run wild, and watch as your preschoolers dive into a world of worm-inspired culinary delights!

Xx Jeni



Check out my PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM!  This is where you get all of my unit studies, activities, tips, and more!!

Follow me on INSTAGRAM!

Check out my website for blogs and freebies!

All of the products on this page are products my kids and I use and love or products I personally recommend!
All of the opinions expressed here are my own.  With that said, this page contains affiliate links that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 


Leave a Comment