Summer Snacks

My toddlers and preschoolers loved this snack. When making Jell-O for them, instead of putting in the cold water, use vanilla or plain yogurt instead. Then put into individual cups. Place into the refrigerator or freezer long enough for them to set and let the children enjoy. Not only is it a wonderful snack but good for them as well!

Put a large gummy saver around the middle of a teddy graham as a “life preserver”. Float him in a little cup of blue Jell-O for a “pool”.

Banana Pops

5 peeled bananas cut in half, 5 T. brown sugar and 1 1/4 t. cinnamon, or 5T. honey and 2 1/2 T. granola

Roll each banana half in either the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture or the honey and granola mixture. Wrap each half in foil and freeze. Serves 10.


Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 cup water
one small package unsweetened soft drink mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 liter of lemon lime soft drink (such as caffeine free Sprite)
Mix the water and sugar. Add the package of powdered mix Add the soft drink
Place one scoop of vanilla ice cream into a cup.
Pour in liquid ingredients.

These look beautiful and taste great.

Sun Baked S’mores

Have children place one graham cracker sheet in a foil pie plate, sprinkle with chocolate chips, and miniature marshmallows. Cover the pie plate with tin foil, and label for each child. Place outside in a sunny hot place, check after 10 minutes. They are done when the sun has melted the chocolate and marshmallow. They are yummy!

Watermelon star snack: Have thin slices of watermelon cut. The child uses a star cookie cutter. They can eat the star and the other pieces from around it.