Snacks Idea for Kids

Updated on October 04, 2010
R.S. asks from Cooperstown, NY
9 answers

Hi all,

Next week is our turn to bring in snacks for the kids at my son's montessori school . I really dont have any idea as what to bring . I really need a good suggestion ... Please help . The kids are aged between 3-5 .


Thank you so much for all the replies , im thinking about bringing grapes and granola cookies ( basically it made with granola bars ingredients ). i need to bring for 26 students , please advice about the quantity .

Once again thank you so much for all the replies

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answers from New York on

If you have time to make it, zucchini bread is always a hit and really easy to do for that many kids because you can just make a double recipe.

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answers from Detroit on

You didn't mention the age of the kids, but barring any food allergies, snack time at my 3 year old's preschool has included:

Graham crackers
Goldfish crackers
Rice Krispie treats
Cheese sticks
Animal crackers
Yogurt cups
Applesauce cups
Peanut butter crackers
Apple slices
Fruit cups, fruit salad

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answers from Buffalo on

I always did snack according to the month. Rice crispy treat pumpkins were always fun! Just use some orange food coloring, make balls and a pretzel stick for the stem. If you want you can make them into Jack O' lanterns, but of course that takes longer! Just depends on how much time you have. If you Google Halloween snacks you will get a great assortment of ideas! Good luck, and have fun!



answers from Indianapolis on

You could also make a "trail mix" by putting together any of the snacks listed a chex mix.......the kids usually like anything with M&M's in those with pretzels, goldfish etc would work out can add nuts too if no one is allergic.

Good luck and have fun.



answers from New York on

carrot sticks, goldfish, graham crackers, mini bagles, fruit flavored snacks,(fruit chews), pirate booty, raisins, yogurt covered raisins, fruit cups, cheese sticks, go-gurts. fruit



answers from Salt Lake City on

I learned this in a small daycare I worked at and make it on occassion at home for us:
Puppy chow (but it does contain peanut butter and a lot of sugar)
But once in a while we made it and the kids loved shaking the trash bag.
You can also do a home made Chex Mix
Popcorn - plain or you can season it at home with ingredients
It's the season for Popcorn Balls but it is another really sweet treat.....and your kids will love helping make those.
You can check out for inspiration too - they have a lot of great ideas.
I saw someone else made a nice list with a lot of the healthy snacks so I added in some sweet treat suggestions :)
But it's October so there are really some cool things you can do to celery sticks with peanut butter or spreads to appeal to youngsters too.



answers from New York on

When I did snack at my daughters co-op pre school this is some of the stuff we did usually 2 choices a fruit/veggie and other
crackers like goldfish, triscuts, wheat thins
pita and hummus
veggie or pirates booty
veggie sticks (like booty)
string cheese
cheese slices (not yucky cheese)
cubes of cheese
baby carrots
little mandarin oranges un peeled
sliced bananas
apples slices
rolled up sandwiches
fig newtons
graham crackers
dried apricots
I am not sure if you need to do a prepared food but I would sometimes do things like ants on a log but with cream cheese because we were no nuts.
You can do frogs on a lilly pad.. graham cracker with sunflower butter or cream cheese ( you have to do the cream cheese kind just before you serve them or they get soggy) and then sprinkled with raisins or dried apricots.
Toast is another good one.
The ones the kids loved the most were just super simple. Fruit and cheese or pretzels. Don't over think it remember the kids are the ones eating it.
Do not put chocolate in the snack at all!!! Most parents would not be ok with chocolate for a snack.



answers from New York on

For kindergarten snack week, the teacher gave us a list of things to bring, including: baby carrots, cucumbers, goldfish, graham crackers, pretzels, raisins, string cheese, gogurt, pudding, apples, bananas, and teddy grahams. I can't remember all of it off the top of my head. Don't know if you have refrigerators there b/c then obviously, you can't do cheese and yogurts.



answers from Dallas on

When it's our turn to bring snacks for my daughter's activities, we always bring an assortment of fresh fruit. Strawberries, orange wedges, bananas...the kiddos really seem to like it...and it's different from the regular crackery snack everybody else brings.

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