How to Turn a Banana into a Penguin

Bananas and penguins don’t have a lot in common. But someone at the Momma Told Me blog decorated some bananas to look like penguins. As explained on their website, you dip a banana into melted chocolate, stick on orange M&Ms for the beak and feet, and finally press on googly candy eyes. We love any snack that’s tasty, healthy, or just plain cute. This snack is all three — that’s our kind of math!

Wee ones: How many banana penguins can you count in the picture?

Little kids: If each of 3 banana penguins has 2 googly eyes, how many do they have all together?  Bonus: If you nibble off 3 of the eyes, at most how many penguins might still have both eyes left?

Big kids: If each penguin needs 2 orange M&M feet and 1 M&M beak, how many orange M&Ms do you need to make 8 penguins?  Bonus: If you bought a bag of 100 M&Ms, how many M&Ms would you have left as a snack after making those penguins?




Wee ones: 3 banana penguins.

Little kids: 6 googly eyes.  Bonus: At most 1 penguin. You’ll have only 3 candy eyes left, which is enough to leave 2 eyes on only 1 penguin.

Big kids: 24 M&Ms, since you need 3 per penguin.  Bonus: 76 M&Ms.

Thank you Kate O. for sharing these funny fruity friends with us! And if you’d all like to make these treats yourself, check out the recipe at Momma Told Me.

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