We all love a treat now and then, especially on birthdays. During each school year children will easily eat about 40 cupcakes. There are cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, fundraisers, just because, and everything in between. All of these unhealthy treats add up and not in a good way.
Many schools have guidelines to stem the tide of sugary goodies. However, the reality is that most of the time well-meaning members of the community are all too happy to supply a classroom with treats. After all, the tray of cupcakes is less than $5 and the kids are going to love it, right?
Don’t despair. The Little Digital Schoolhouse is here to help! We have assembled a panel of top-notch educators to compile a list of healthy treats for your convenience. All of the treats are educator & mommy approved!
Butterfly Snack Bags
- Cheese blocks
- Ziplock bags
- Pipe cleaner
- Googly eyes
Cut the cheese and fill a ziplock bag with grapes and cheese. Pinch it in the middle with a clothespin and decorate with pipe cleaner and googly eyes.
- Glitter tassels
Even though you probably won’t be able to make a bonfire at your school, these rockets will still dazzle your young gourmets. Simply skewer the fruit and decorate with a tassel.
Cut apples and garnish with Sunbutter and granola.
- Babybel cheese
- Googly eyes
Even small kids can make these little critters. Just cut out different shapes and get creative with googly eyes.
Merry Berry Cups
Mint leaves (optional)
Clear cups with lids
This snack can be assembled by the kids. Put out bowls with berries, slices of lime, sprigs of mint, and honey. Students can choose their berries, squeeze a lime over it, and garnish with some mint. If the berries are too tart, some homey can sweeten the deal.
What do you think? Send us pictures of your wonderful classroom celebrations!