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An Alphabet of Preschool Snack Ideas

Back to school time is just around the corner in my neck of the woods. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks I’ll be buying No. 2 pencils and new tennis shoes, and that every grocery list will include a reminder about preschool snack.

I’ll have 2 children in preschool this year, and providing snacks for their classes is always a challenge. More often than not at our preschool there is a recommended snack. Occasionally, though, I’ll sign up for a Parents’ Choice Day and I end up scratching my head about what to bring.

To get a jumpstart on back-to-school snack and lunch planning, I thought it would be fun to try to coordinate the class snack with the letters of the alphabet.

This is a fun and easy way to reinforce the learning that’s going on in the classroom at home, and your preschooler will love being involved in the process. Just pack them in a Ziploc Slider bag and you’ll be good to go!

A- Apple slices

B – Blueberries

C – Cheese sticks

D- Diamond-shaped crackers

E- Edamame

F – Fruit and dip

G- Grapes

H- Honey Nut Cheerios

I- Homemade Icees made from 100% fruit juice

J- Jello cups

K- Kiwi

L- Life cereal

M- Mandarin oranges

N- ‘Nilla Wafers

O- Oatmeal bread

P- Pretzels

Q- Quesadilla bites

R- Raisins

S- Strawberries

T- Teddy Grahams

U- U-shaped bread and jam

V- Veggies and dip

W- Mini Waffles

X- Bags of Cereal ending in x: Chex, Trix, Kix, and Crispix

Y- Yogurt

Z- Pasta Salad with ziti and zucchini (and don’t forget your Ziploc bag!)

A big thanks to Ziploc for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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