If you’re look­ing for kid-friend­ly, healthy snacks for fall, look no fur­ther! Care Cours­es has test­ed out three fun and easy recipes that are sure to be a hit with the chil­dren in your care! Read on to find a few healthy Fall snacks for kids.

Party Pumpkins 

Healthy children's snacks
Healthy chil­dren’s snacks

Par­ty Pumpkins

Serves one

You will need: 
1 clemen­tine 
1 cel­ery stick

What to do:

1. Peel the clementine

2. Cut the cel­ery stick in half length­wise, then cut it in half across

3. Take the new­ly cut cel­ery stick in the hole in the mid­dle of the clementine.


Boonanas snack for kids
Boo­nanas snack for kids


Serves one

You will need: 
1 ripe banana 
2 raisins

What to do:

1. Peel banana and cut it in half

2. Keep­ing the cut part of the banana at the bot­tom, cut one raisin in half and place the pieces where “eyes,” then use the whole one as a mouth. Repeat with the oth­er half of the banana.

Note: We chose “baby” bananas, but full-sized ones will work as well.

Spooky Halloween Smiles Makes about five “smiles”

Healthy Fall Snacks for Kids
Healthy Fall Snacks for Kids

Spooky Hal­loween Smiles Makes about five “smiles”

You will need:

1 apple, quar­tered and core removed – you may use either red or green apples, the green ones make the “gums” look espe­cial­ly creepy 5 tbs Sun­but­ter (or oth­er pre­ferred nut-free alter­na­tive spread) ¼ cup of raisins

What to do: 1. Take one apple quar­ter, slice it in half length­wise, then again length­wise. 2. Take one of the new pieces, spread peanut but­ter on it, then arrange the raisins so that they stick out. Think “teeth!” 3. Once you’ve arranged the teeth how you want them, place anoth­er apple slice on top.

Notes: Sliced almonds can be used in place of raisins. If you don’t plan to serve these right away, brush the apples with lemon juice so they don’t brown. Feel free to sub­sti­tute all-nat­ur­al, creamy peanut but­ter if there are no chil­dren with nut allergies. 

Now that you have a few ideas for snack time, read our blog about fun activ­i­ties to do with chil­dren in child care. 

Look­ing for more ideas? Inter­est­ed in learn­ing about healthy food han­dling pro­ce­dures in child care? Take our course, Man­ag­ing Health and Safe­ty in Child Care today!

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