Be sure to wash your hands and foods thoroughly before starting. Also, putting the bunny together can be messy. So prepare your area, your preschooler and yourself. Our FAQ has easy cover-up tips if needed.
Optional: Fresh, shredded carrot to make a “bunny nest” on top of your greens.
Skilly Spark: What do we know about bunnies? Can you show me how they move? Tell me what they look like. Take a look at what I’ve gathered for our snack today-- How do you think we can make a bunny out of this??
Lay a green leaf on your plate.
Put a pear half with its flat side down and round side up on top of the lettuce leaf.
Let’s start making our bunny. The pear’s narrow end will be its face. Where do you see eyes and a nose? Press in your cloves or craisins where they should be.
Now add 2 almonds or carrots for ears.
At the big round end, add about teaspoon cottage cheese or shredded coconut where you see a tail.
If your little one wants to add whiskers, stick in pieces of toothpicks or pretzel sticks.
Go ahead, enjoy your bunny salad with a spoon, fork or even roll it all up in your lettuce and and eat it with those little hands. And don’t forget to remove any hard items like cloves or toothpicks prior to nibbling away!
Keep the fun going
Make an everyday meal special with a bunny salad for each family member.
Bunny salad story time! Make bunnies with your friends. Give them names and ask them, where have they’ve been and what they do?
Go veg! Yummy bunnies can be made with small squash like zucchini or big squash like butternut. When you go to the market next, what other bunny shapes do you see?