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Posted in Child Care on 6th April 2012

What are your favorite snacks for children from 4 to 12 years old?
All ideas for the holidays, parties, cooking clubs and daily snacks would be appreciated!!!

A resource is being compiled on http://www.After-School-Care.com
…….a website that is related to “Every thing that is School-Age Care”!

Thank-you 🙂
Barbara Shelby
If possible…would you please include the recipe and directions with you sharing?
Thank you, B

Best answer(s):

Answer by AHatt
Celery with peanut butter on top. My mom put raisins also and called it ants on a log.

Answer by Do Wishes On Stars Come True…♥
♥ Simple snacks such as the little goldfish and teddy grahams are always great hits with kids. 🙂

Answer by awommack
chips cupcake

Answer by sheparddancr1217
Gold Fish…
YoGos are big hits…
Gummy Bears…

Answer by gopher646
I always liked the celery with peanut butter as a kid.

Try to stay away from giving kids lots of candy/cookies/sugar. Starting them on a healthy eating habit at a young age is the best thing we can do for children.

Answer by Angela C
ants on logs, very simple to do, celery with peanut butter topped with raisins, also whole wheat toast with peanut butter and sliced bananas.

Answer by wii_rock_6
I like doing this around Thanksgiving for the kids classroom fall parties;) good luck~!

Answer by alicias7768
Ingredients: Equipment:
1 slice whole wheat bread Table knife
1 Tbsp peanut butter Sharp knife
2 pretzel twists or Celery tops with leaves Large plate
4 raisins
2 Small red gumdrops or Apple peel
1. Cut bread slice in half on the diagonal so you have two triangles. Spread each triangle with peanut butter. (Mixing peanut butter with apple sauce makes it easier to spread.)
2. Break each pretzel in half so that the pieces look like the antlers of a reindeer or substitute celery tops with leaves for antlers.
3. Make a reindeer face by putting the pretzel “antlers” on top; add raisin eyes. Use a gumdrop or cut a small circle out of the apple peel and add to make the nose.
4. Serve. Refrigerate leftovers.
Ants on a Log
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients: Equipment:
4`celery stalks Sharp knife
½ cup lowfat cottage cheese Table knife or spoon
1/8 cup raisins Measuring cups Cutting board
1. Wash and dry celery; cut into 3-inch long pieces. Fill inside of the celery with cottage cheese.
2. Place raisins on top of the cottage cheese.
3. Serve. Refrigerate leftovers.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients: Equipment:
1 medium apple (or pear or jicama) Sharp knife
1 Tbsp peanut butter (or lowfat cream cheese Table knife
or cottage cheese) Cutting board
20 raisins
1. Cut apple into 8 slices. Spread 4 of the slices with a small amount of peanut butter.
2. Insert raisins between the apple slices for “teeth”.
3. Top the apple slices with another apple slice.
4. Serve. Refrigerate leftovers.

Chicken Quesadilla

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1


Fried flour tortilla with cheese and chicken

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 flour tortillas
1/4 pound chicken breasts, cooked
Cut the chicken into small bite-size pieces.
If the chicken is not already cooked, fry it with a little salt and pepper. Fry until the chicken is cooked through and nicely browned.
Grate the cheese – you should end up with about 1/2 cup.
Spread the grated cheese evenly over the surface of one of the flour tortillas. Add the cooked chicken and cover with the remaining tortilla.
Heat the oil in a fry pan over medium-high heat.
Place the quesadilla in the hot oil. Fry for two minutes, flip the quesadilla and fry for two more minutes. Remove from pan onto a paper towel.
Slice the quesadilla “pizza-style” for four snack-size pieces.

Salmon Patties
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

small can of salmon, 1 egg, crackers, bread, worcester sauce

1 egg
3 crackers
6 ounces salmon
3 dashes worcester sauce
Mix salmon, egg, cracker crumbs or bread and seasoning (like worcester sauce, etc.) in a bowl.
Heat a small amount of olive oil in a frying pan, or spray pan with cooking spray, using medium heat.
Scoop salmon mixture into 4 burger shapes with a spoon and place in frying pan. Re-shape as needed.
Fry about 7 minutes on each side.
Enjoy plain, with ketchup or on a bun with burger fixings.

Answer by Cherry_Almond
Aww that sounds like its going to be a really helpful website. I’ll just mention a few of my healthy favorites.

During hot weather months, homemade SMOOTHIES are my absolute favorite because they are convenient and nutritious. Kids love to choose their flavors of course, 🙂 and keeping bags of frozen fruit on hand (along with different yogurts, or milk) allows them to come home and hand pick which flavors they are in the mood for. Its a very delicious way to keep their tummies full until dinner time.

When it is cold out, I would have some sort of VEGETABLE SOUP prepared. Either a low-sodium prepared (canned) soup, or homemade soup (broccoli, spinach, carrot…etc.) Served in mugs (or mini bowls) with a spoon. There is just something about having warm brothy soup when you get home. Healthy, and almost like a REAL appetizer to dinner time.

Other than those, I added some links below to some of my favorite kids recipes online. I look forward to visiting this website when it is finished!

Answer by fawnberrie
Spread peanut butter on graham crackers (broken into rectangles) and top with either chocolate chips or raisins so that they look like dominos. I used to make these for my nephew and he loved ’em. I thought they were good, too!

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