Peanut butter spread on the bottom of the cup helped steady the banana dolphin, its mouth holding a grape, or ball, resting on the edge of the cup. Patel used a black marker to draw an eye on the dolphin’s face.
“Some stuff they like and some they don’t, but they’re going to love this,” said Peggy May, a Boys and Girls Club staff member who has worked in the snack room for five years.
Snack time follows homework. Curious about what the snack might be, the kids clamored to the room and tried to peer underneath the covered windows. Trying to sneak a peek is part of the fun, Patel said.
“Look at my dolphin! Mine’s named Stewart,” said one child. Elijah Sutton, 7, an H.B. Sugg Elementary School student, liked the snack. “I ate mine too fast to name it,” he said.