Whether it is your week for share-a-snack at school, or you are looking to tide over tiny tummies until dinner—snack attacks can leave you starved for ideas. If your crew craves something more creative than a bag of goldfish, satisfy small stomachs with a playful presentation. Here are eight simple solutions that take snacks from drab to fab—and might even introduce some new flavors to the mix.

Stick It To ‘Em


Something about eating off a stick is always tempting to tots. Add some fun shapes that they can help prepare—and voilà—you have a winner! Try these fruit and cheese kabobs from The Nourishing Home for a healthy snack that packs a protein punch. Let little ones help you cut fruit and cheese into shapes and slide onto sticks. Mix things up with any kind of berry, mellon, or pineapple plus a variety of cheeses so they don’t tire of this treat. Just be sure to supervise since sticks can be sharp.

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Photos courtesy of The Nourishing HomeDesiree Nielsen, Flower Patch Farm Girl, Leanne Bakes, The Weekend Homemaker, and Zoku

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