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Snack Idea for Thanksgiving

I am going to my sons classroom and was looking for a healthy snack idea that ties in with Thanksgiving. He is in first grade.

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When I was class mom for my kids a million years ago we would make something called Ants on a Log. It was done with celery, peanut butter (which you can substitute with cream cheese because of allergies) and raisins. We would cut celery in half, give the kids the cream cheese on their plate and have them spread it into the celery, top with raisins and you have Ants on a Log. The kids loved it and it was healthy. I find when kids make things themselves they are more apt to eat it. We have also make homemade applesauce the kids loved that. There are so many easy recipes on line. You can do most of the prep work at home.

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Hi C.,

I always make orange, yellow and red jello-jigglers and cut them out with a turkey cookie cutter. The kids love them!

I suggest going to Familyfun.com, they always have great ideas.

C.

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These aren't exactly healthy but they are very cute and very Thanksgivy.
Ingredients
Regular sized Nilla wafer (round cookie)
Large size marshmellows
Chocolate, melted
Candy corn

1. Take Nilla wafers and put them flat on a cookie sheet.
2. Melt chocolate in double boiler or microwave.
3. Dip marshmellows in chocolate so they are totally covered.
4. Put chocolate covered marshmellow onto top of nilla wafer, so that the flat side faces you (round side down). 1 cookie per marshmellow
5. Take 3 candy corn (per marshmellow) and stick them to one of the ends of the marshmellow. You want them so that the pointy end of the corn is in the chocolate and the big end is above (so it looks like turkey feathers).
And there you have little turkeys for snack.
6. Stick them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.

That's it.

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How about pumpkin bread?

Hi C.
It is difficult to bring snacks to the room because of course they must not be made at home, and they must be bought wrapped. OK so that is at the local school. Check your school for rules and regulations. Well, a healthy snack brought to the classroom for thanksgiving for me at least would be a cornucopia full of fruit, if not real fruit, fruit leather, which is individually wrapped.
God bless you
K.

When I was class mom for my kids a million years ago we would make something called Ants on a Log. It was done with celery, peanut butter (which you can substitute with cream cheese because of allergies) and raisins. We would cut celery in half, give the kids the cream cheese on their plate and have them spread it into the celery, top with raisins and you have Ants on a Log. The kids loved it and it was healthy. I find when kids make things themselves they are more apt to eat it. We have also make homemade applesauce the kids loved that. There are so many easy recipes on line. You can do most of the prep work at home.

I would think about some type of corn muffins, maybe mini ones for first grade - at that age, sometimes the teachers have them make butter in the classroom which ties into the colonial times theme - cream in container, take turns shaking it up til it becomes butter, they could spread it on their muffins.

Corn muffin? Cranberry muffin? Craisins?

- granola "parfaits" with dried cranberries, granola and yogurt layered in plastic cups
- popcorn balls
- pumpkin bread/ cookies

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