The Cutest Bug Theme Healthy Snacks for Kids

Spring is in the air!  Everywhere we look we see new growth and colors sprouting.  The days are also starting to get longer, giving us some extra time to play and explore outside.  Lately, my  toddler has really taken an interest in discovering  new bugs.  She’ll get down to their eye level to inspect these tiny and curious new creatures.  Given her new fascination and the seasonal change, it only seemed perfect that we dive into learning about bugs.   {Read More}

14 Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to show your love to the ones you love most.  But too often that comes in the form of sweet and sugary treats.  I’m always looking for a way trade in the artificial flavors and sugars for a healthy alternative.  With just a little bit of planning and lots of fruits and veggies, you can provide healthy Valentine’s Day snacks that will still hit the sweet spot! Whether you’re looking for something school approved {Read More}

25 Healthy Christmas Snacks

The holidays are a busy and exciting time of year filled with to-do lists, gatherings, and lots of sugary treats!  But holiday cheer doesn’t have to be found in a baked good or piece of candy. You can serve festive and healthy Christmas snacks that are low on sugar and high in nutrition.  Whether you’re looking for a healthy and fun holiday snack for after school, a party, or the classroom, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the very {Read More}

31 Healthy Halloween Snacks for Kids

Jack-o-lanterns, costumes, and candy, oh my! Halloween is an exciting time of year. From decorations and parties to costumes and trick-or-treating, there’s lots of fun to be had.  But it also brings plenty of opportunities for sugar overload.  Everywhere you look, candy and treats are just waiting to be devoured.  It’s nice to have healthy Halloween snack options that are fun treats, minus all the sugar. Whether you need a cute school approved snack to send in for the classroom {Read More}

20 Healthy Fall Snacks for Kids

Fall is in the air!  And the delicious smells of pumpkin, apples, and cinnamon will soon be filling my kitchen!  The kitchen is one of my children’s favorite places to be.  Okay, maybe it’s because they are total foodies, but they also love to help prepare food!  It is one of our favorite ways to spend time together, while providing a great opportunity to teach some basic measurement and math skills.  If we can combine quality time that is educational {Read More}

Brown Bear Brown Bear Activities for Preschoolers

Bill Martin Jr.’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? is a classic picture book that has remained a relevant favorite among preschoolers over time.  It was an essential text in my childhood library, classroom, and now in my own children’s library at home.  Picture books with predictable text such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear are excellent ways to introduce young children to reading.  It is also one of my favorite books to engage young readers in choral reading.  This {Read More}

Healthy Valentine’s Day Snack

While I like making special snacks for my girls, I also need for them to be super simple to make. This healthy Valentine’s Day snack is perfect. We used ours for an after school snack. They’d also be great for kids to make during a class Valentine’s day party, or you can prepare them ahead of time for any Valentine’s day gathering. Ingredients Strawberries-Use a sharp knife to cut a small V in the top to make them look like {Read More}

Kid-Made Snowman Treat

During the month of December we have a couple of family movie nights as part of our Christmas advent calendar activities. This year when we watched Frosty the Snowman the girls made this adorable snowman treat. Since you only need a handful of ingredients I think it makes a cute snack for home or the classroom. You can use it like we did or incorporate it into a snowman or winter theme for school. Either way it’s a sweet kid-made {Read More}

Apple Pie Yogurt Dip Recipe

Do your kids come home starving from school? Mine do–every.day! Well, let’s be real. They are always starving unless it’s actually dinnertime, but let’s stick to talking about snack time today.  Some days I like to make a special snack for them to enjoy. Today I’m partnering with General Mills® to share one of our favorite new recipes. It takes less than 5 minutes to make, and it’s delicious! The Yoplait Greek 100 cups are the perfect size for making this dip. At Walmart you’ll find so {Read More}

Easy Strawberry Lemon Cupcake Recipe

While we were making our strawberry pudding lemon cupcakes we also made these super easy strawberry lemon cupcakes. In just five minutes you can add a special touch to basic cupcakes and dress them up for a party or potluck gathering. Strawberry Lemon Cupcake Recipe We started by making mini lemon cupcakes. As soon as we pulled them out of the oven we used the rounded end of a kitchen utensil to make small dents in each cupcake. (You can use {Read More}