Do you ever get tired of serving the same ole thing to your kids for snack? Do your kids get tired of what you’re serving? Do you wish you had healthy snacks for them that you could feel good about? Check out what my childcare provider friends say are tried and true snacks that kids LOVE!
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If you’re looking for a super easy activity for the kids, you can let them make their own mini fruit pizzas. These pizzas are super simple because they use a graham cracker for the crust, easy peasy. You make some pizza sauce and add toppings, what could be easier. Kids LOVE to spread their own stuff and slice their own stuff. They love working with food.
Cutting and spreading are great fine motor skill builders, but kids will just think they are having fun. Guess what? They are! You can give them a butter knife to spread the cream with and they can use the same knife to slice bananas, grapes, and cut apple slices into smaller pieces. It’s great for kids to be able to do things on their own. This snack even allows for them to be creative in how they want it to look and taste. Who knows when you may be teaching the next great chef? One of your kiddos might end up on Iron Chef America some day and they will remember you letting them use a butter knife in preschool!
There are a ton of reasons to let you kids cook. It’s an activity that is oozing with benefits. Click here to check some of them out!
What kid doesn’t want to eat something called a fruit pizza? I don’t know many.
- Graham crackers
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 2 T. maple syrup
- Assorted sliced fruits
- Wash hands and have kids wash theirs.
- Mix cream cheese and maple syrup. (you could substitute yogurt for this sauce)
- Spread sauce on graham cracker
- Top with assorted "pizza" toppings, (sliced fruits)
What better snack to make with kids than healthy yogurt parfaits? Parfaits are pretty, healthy and fun to eat. Getting kids involved in preparing food teaches them a plethora of skills such as math, pre-reading, measuring, fine motor, and many others. Letting kids help prepare their own meals and snacks makes them more likely to want to try new foods as well.