As the summer is coming to a close, the schools are opening back up for another year of study. As your children get older, they’ll have more responsibilities and harder lessons to learn at school. You can add on a few responsibilities at home. If you add food to a chore, most kids will be excited about it. For this school year, give your children the task of preparing their own school snacks. Consider these three to get started.
Yogurt parfaits are fun to make because of the layers. Once your child picks out their favorite granola and toppings from the store, you can let them have a ball with their mixture. Provide clear plastic bowls so they can see the layers they’re creating. Provide toppings like fresh blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. They can add layers until they’ve filled the bowl. Just make sure the bowl isn’t too big. The last thing you’d want is a full belly from a snack.
It’s really easy to make a delicious pizza. For the most delectable experience, purchase incredible ingredients. You might have a child who loves chicken pesto pizza or the classic mozzarella and cheese option. Instead of purchasing sliced bread, upgrade the experience by providing slices of a french baguette loaf. The children can pull out their favorite topping from the fridge. Provide options like grilled chicken, pre-cut olives and spinach. As they spread their sauce of choice on the bread, add the toppings and pop it into the microwave, they’ll have a hearty snack that will hold them over until dinner time.
If your child has a lot of homework to take care of, a snack kabob is a great, quick option that allows them to enjoy their snack on the go. Once they’ve pulled out their kabob, they can add fresh fruit and their choice of cheese. If they like string cheese, they can break out the cheese to add to the kabob in bits. Bananas, kiwis and pineapples are a few of the great options that make a kabob look festive. Simple blocks of cheddar cheese work perfectly as well. If your child likes to mix something savory with their sweet options, provide a few olives or some slices of turkey pepperoni.
You’ll always want to take their ages into consideration. First, it’s best to supervise and teach them how to make a snack. Once they get the hang of it, they can enjoy making it on their own. Plus, that’s one less task you’ll have to think about. As a parent, your list of responsibilities can keep you busy for days.