How to Handle Summer Snacktime

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Snack time is a VERY important part of the day for kids.

This summer I plan to use 30 minutes of the day for educational practice.  I am going to try to entice my kids to be excited about it with these colorful baskets and fun snacks.

They LOVE picking their own snacks, but I don’t want to be fixing them all day or running out of food two days after I go grocery shopping!

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My plan is to have educational books, flash cards etc. in the baskets along with 5 (mostly) healthy snacks for the week.  Just 5!  So they can pick one each day to go with their “homework”.

Snacks will be things like fruit leathers, nuts, peanut butter crackers, applesauce and the occasional cookies.  My son detests nuts and peanut butter so his will be a little more repetitive than my girls’.

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In the afternoon, I will do a something like carrots, grapes, or these pineapple popsicles.  (About 2 cups of pineapple and one cup of water pureed).

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What healthy, inexpensive snacks do your kids enjoy?

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6 comments

  1. My daughter is a great healthy eater. Her favorite snack is grape tomatoes, believe it or not. And she was eating me out of house and home while on maternity leave. The basket is a great idea!!

  2. Carrots and hummus are yummy!

    Picturing Char learning to write her letters. Cute, cute, cute! And it’s no wonder why the Overstreet kids are just so smart!

  3. Oh, I love this idea!! So cute and such a fun way to implement learning/healthy eating!! I think I may try something like this. Fingers crossed my daughter will actually eat it! 😉

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