An Alphabet of Preschool Snack Ideasmarylweimer
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
F – Fruit and dip
H- Honey Nut Cheerios
I- Homemade Icees made from 100% fruit juice
J- Jello cups
L- Life cereal
M- Mandarin oranges
N- ‘Nilla Wafers
O- Oatmeal bread
Q- Quesadilla bites
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
Z- Pasta Salad with ziti and zucchini (and don’t forget your Ziploc bag!)
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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