Preschool Kitchen: The Best Spring Snacks to Make with Your Tot
As spring heats up and kids begin to play outside more and more, their need for healthy, hearty afternoon snacks is sure to increase. If you’ve got a preschooler who likes to cook and create as much as they like to eat, consider inviting them into the kitchen to prepare these snacks they can make with just a tiny bit of your assistance.
All you’ll need to make these yummy fruit kabobs is a kabob stick and a selection of your child’s favorite fruits. Strawberries, blackberries, apples, and grapes work particularly well to create these snacks. If you’ve got kid safe knives your little can do all the chipping themselves, if not, you may want to pre-slice any fruit that needs slicing.
Butterflies on a Log
This sweet recipe can be created with just four ingredients, celery, raisins, peanut butter, and pretzels. To create, simply help your tot spread the peanut butter on the celery sticks, place the raisins on the peanut butter, and then add the pretzels to create the butterfly’s wings.
Fruit and Cheese Butterflies
This sweet recipe uses a cheese stick as the butterfly’s body and a variety of fruit to create the colorful wings. To create, simply place a cheese stick in the middle of a plate and let your little one use sliced fruit to design the butterfly’s wings. This one is as fun to eat as it is to make!
Cracker sandwiches are a classic snack that little ones can easily make on their own before packing them up to take on a playdate picnic. To create, simply show your child how to stack crackers, cheese and, if they’d like, salami or another cured meat, into small sandwiches. To create add a little extra to these sandwiches, consider adding something fresh like cucumber or tomatoes to your sandwiches.
Nothing says summer like snow cones and, even though it might not be summer quite yet, these yummy treats are as easy to make as they are delicious to eat. To create, simply help your little one fill their snow cone maker with ice and then add the flavor before giving them a spoon and sending them on their way.