Super easy Kwanzaa snacks that preschoolers through second grade can make.
Kwanzaa Kabobs: This is fun for the kids to make, I know because I did it when I was in the third grade and now I do it with my classes and they love it. You’ll need kabob sticks, bananas, apples, pineapple slices, and oranges. Cut each fruit into little pieces and place on a plate for each child. Let them put the fruit pieces on the kabob. You can substitute red and green toothpicks for kabob sticks. Use a black paper plate to add to the colors of Kwanzaa.
In my preschool classroom, we make Kwanzaa Kabobs to round off our unit. You need toothpicks, traditional fruits of Africa-kiwi, bananas, pineapples, etc. Have the children place as many of the cut up fruits as they can on their toothpick. Simple and easy!
In my second grade classroom, I have all the children bring a piece of fresh fruit for a special Kwanzaa snacks salad. I contribute some chopped nuts and a small amount of shredded coconut. The kids wash and help cut up their fruit. Then everything is mixed together in a big bowl with this “dressing”-a half cup of orange juice and a couple tablespoons of instant vanilla pudding powder whisked briskly. This healthy snack can be served in small paper cups with plastic spoons to make clean-up a snap.
Corn is a very important part of the Kwanzaa celebration so you can serve cornbread with applesauce or peanut butter sandwiches with crisp red apples. Peanut butter is served to honor George Washington Carver, a famous African-American Scientist. This information comes from a book titled “Body Art: Seasonal Holidays”
Sweet Potato Biscuits
2 1/2 cups of dry biscuit mix (Bisquick)
1/3 cup of softened butter
1 cup of canned sweet potatoes, mashed
1/2 cup of milk
Preheat your oven to 450
Let the children mix all the ingredients together and form into biscuits.
Bake on cookie sheets for ten minutes and enjoy!