Summer Snacks


Sunshiny sandwiches: 1/4 cup undiluted frozen orange juice concentrate mixed with a 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Spread onto bread and cut into triangles. Yummy snack!


I found mini ice cream cones at my local grocery store and filled them with yogurt. The kids love them this way or I poke holes in an egg carton and stand them up so they can go in the freezer. A big hit and even the youngest ones can hold it themselves.


Homemade ice cream sandwiches
all you need is chocolate graham crackers and cool whip. (any flavor) lay out some graham crackers spread some cool whip on top of them place another graham cracker on top wrap in saran wrap or freezer bags, place in freezer let them sit for a bit and eat.
my kids love to make them as much as they love to eat them, tastes like the real thing.


You take a cupcake and frost it w/ bright blue frosting and you put a peach ring in the middle and stick a teddy graham in the middle of the peach ring to make it look like it is in an inner tube in the water. You can also add a gum ball to make it look like a beach ball.


*I actually got this idea from another teacher, so the credit should go to Micki* — Spread a layer of frozen yogurt over graham crackers (similar to an ice-cream sandwich) and put in to the freezer until snack time. It is a delicious and nutritious warm weather snack.


Trail Mix

This is a great take-along snack that will help the cook clean out those “little bits” in the kitchen.

In a large bowl, add any type of cereals (Cheerios, Kix, Rice Krispies, etc.) Mix in pretzel sticks, fish crackers, small snack crackers, raisins, oyster crackers, etc. Almost anything that is left-over in the kitchen. Mix well, and place in individual sandwich bags or cups for each child. This will meet the CACFP component for grains for snack. This is also a great field trip snack!


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