Snacks for 5 and 6 Year Olds

Updated on May 17, 2010
M.B. asks from Rock Springs, WY
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Hello all. My son has snack week coming up. The teacher picks a child every week to bring snacks for the class for the whole week. The first time it was his turn he brought gold fish, pretzels and snack mix. But I would like to do something else this time. But cant really think of anything. It cant be messy or something that might take alot of clean up time in class. So ladys any ideas? I would be so greatful for any and all ideas.

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Thanks everyone for the great ideas. We was able to pick up something for all five days.

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K.H.

answers from Washington DC on

Pita chips , bagel chips , dried fruits such as raisins , apricots , banana slices (you could mix those together). Fresh bananas sliced and sprinkled with nestle chocolate milk powder. Fresh baby carrots/celery sticks.

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S.J.

answers from St. Louis on

We get the prepackaged apples that come in individual packages at Sam's or Wal Mart. You can also get individual prepackaged veggies/dip. I also send cheese and crackers often with my son's class and they love it.

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C.C.

answers from Fresno on

We are assigned to bring Kindergarten snack next week, and I'm bringing carrot sticks, string cheese and wheat crackers. I figure that covers the bases with carb, fiber, protein and a little fat, so it will keep them full and not make them go on a sugar high. =)

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M.D.

answers from San Francisco on

Cheese sticks
cut up fruit
snack bars
dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots)

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K.H.

answers from Washington DC on

Pita chips , bagel chips , dried fruits such as raisins , apricots , banana slices (you could mix those together). Fresh bananas sliced and sprinkled with nestle chocolate milk powder. Fresh baby carrots/celery sticks.

Hope this helps a little

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S.J.

answers from St. Louis on

We get the prepackaged apples that come in individual packages at Sam's or Wal Mart. You can also get individual prepackaged veggies/dip. I also send cheese and crackers often with my son's class and they love it.

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C.W.

answers from Lexington on

Cheese cubes or string cheese...

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E.S.

answers from Fort Collins on

Fruit kabobs
string cheese
mini sandwiches cut with cookie cutters
any variety of crackers (animal, ritz, graham, club, etc)
yogurt, fruit and granola parfaits (homemade are easy)

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P.W.

answers from Dallas on

cut up apples and orange or tangerine slices with mini rice cakes

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K.M.

answers from Salt Lake City on

How about apples, string cheese, celery & cream cheese or something similar

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L.W.

answers from St. Louis on

When I had to do this last year I sent cellery and carrot sticks as well as a small bottle of ranch dressing, cheezits, cookies, pretzles I know that one mom sent in Go Gurts, that had to be pricey. She froze them and then sent them in and the teacher kept them in her fridge that she has in her room.

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M.R.

answers from Denver on

Check out www.familyfun.com and look for snack recipes. They have easy ones and some that are a little more time intensive, but really cute for kids.

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C.W.

answers from Denver on

Fruit kabobs are always a hit in my son's preschool class. We buy a tray of pre-cut fruit (watermelon, cantaloupe, etc) and some grapes and put them on a kabob stick. The kids have also like the pre-cut apple slices (from Costco) and cheese sticks. Once we made tortilla pinwheels with cream cheese and thinly sliced deli ham - the liked those also.

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K.C.

answers from Salt Lake City on

Ok I don't know what all the rules are for your particular school buT for my daughter jello giggLers were a poplar snack. It was a nice change and the kids really enjoyed them. The mess was very minimal because all the kids loved them and ate them right up. Good luck.

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J.G.

answers from Cleveland on

We have a snack day once a month... my daughter usually picks what she wants to take. But we have done pretzel rods w/ string cheese (a few times), fig newton bars, cereal bars, cupcakes, cookies, and granola bars. I usually also send in something for the kids to drink, but we don't have to. My daughter has also like when they get dry cereals like Fruit Loops.

I can't emagen trying to do snacks for 20+ kids for a whole week... the once a month is hard enough on the budget for us. I guess it works out to be about the same amount of snack days by the end of the year though.

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L.N.

answers from New York on

veggie chips (costco sells individual ones). hard boiled egg (the white part), string cheese, pineapple chunks, go-yoghurt etc.

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R.M.

answers from Denver on

string cheese... crackers frozen yougurt sticks...mmm I just gor these tasty yougurt covered pretzels... kids loved them!!

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E.M.

answers from Denver on

Cut up fruit is a great option, as someone mentioned. You didn't mention if there were any food allergies in the class. In our daughter's class there were so many allergies it was hard to find an easy snack that everyone could tolerate so we did a lot of fruit.

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J.K.

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I am the one who hands out the snack at school, so just make sure they can open it by themselves or it is pre-packaged. Bagels and cream cheese have been a hit in our class and I appreciate when it is already spread on. One mom popped popcorn, but packaged them individually so there was not a big mess trying to hand it out. My kiddos love the big pretzel rods, fruit roll ups, gummies, cut up watermelon, grapes (washed and cut into clusters really helps me out), boxed raisins and granola bars.

I also appreciate when there are a few more snacks than one per kid. I have had several times when someone tried to open something or fell down and it ended up in the wood chips and the child was left with nothing to eat. We save the snacks we can and if someone has forgotten it was their turn for snack we have extra for the day.

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M.R.

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I'm surprised at how many kids have never had celery! I de-string them, which takes very little time, spread in some cream cheese and then cut them into pieces about three inches long. I try to use the tender, lighter-colored pieces that have a milder taste so that the kids who haven't tried celery will have a good experience with it (I hope! *grin*). At home we use peanut butter in the celery as well, but with those peanut allergies that wouldn't be wise. And since almond is a tree-nut as well, it is often not even an alternative nut-butter either! :( The person who mentioned covering both the carbs and proteins made an interesting point - I'll have to remember that!

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K.H.

answers from Salt Lake City on

Gogurt is always fun for kids. But you could also try granola bars they have a variety packs at Costco or Sams Club, or the prepackaged Rice Krispie treats. Good luck on your search what you choose.

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S.L.

answers from Boise on

We've sent Wheat Thins (or the generic) and graham crackers before.

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