Easy Tree Snack for Kids

Table of contents for T is for Trees

  1. Tree Activities for Kids
  2. Books About Trees
  3. Easy Tree Snack for Kids
  4. Letter T Craft

As we explored different trees outside and learned about the different parts of trees, I wanted the kids to be able to make their own models of a tree. To make it  fun, we played with our food a bit and created this easy tree snack for kids.

Tree Snack for Kids

We started with a few different kinds of pretzels. To begin with I showed the kids this plate and we talked about the differences between the different kinds of pretzels. Then I encouraged them to think about which parts of the tree each kind of pretzel could represent.

Pretzels

Next I showed them this plate of grapes. I cut them in half so they would lay flat and not roll off the table when the kids were creating. It didn’t take the kids long to decide which part of the tree the grapes would represent.

grapes

Next I put some wax paper out along the counter. I wanted them to have plenty of space to create their trees.

Parts of a Tree Activity

Lovey was very proud of her creation, and I was proud of the way she told me all about the parts of the tree she used to build it.

Tree Snack Made by Kids

Do you think your kids would enjoy making their own tree snacks? It would be a quick and healthy snack even if you weren’t working on a tree theme.

Tree Snack for Kids-Learn about the parts of a tree

More Creative Tree Snacks

Shortly after we made our snacks here at home I came across these awesome ideas from two very creative ladies. You might be able to create your own snack forest!

Cucumber and Pretzels Tree Snack from Meet the Dubiens

Broccoli and Pretzel Tree from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

I hope you are enjoying our T is for Trees series. Next we will share the letter craft we made to go along with this theme.

Find more ideas for learning about trees on my Letter T Pinterest Board.

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  1. I just love how you’ve extended the knowledge of trees into a fun, healthy snack. You know the kiddos are really going to remember this experience! Thanks for sharing, and I’m featuring this post over at Stress-Free Sunday. Hope your weekend is going well. :)
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    • Shaunna says:

      Thank you, Mary Catherine. You’re right the kids really do remember the details we learned through this activity. Thanks so much for featuring this post.

  2. I like the combination of snack and lesson, what a great idea! Thanks for linking up to Science Sunday!
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  3. LOVE this! I’ve seen it pinned already :) Thanks for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!
    Colleen at http://www.sugaraunts.com

  4. This is SO cute! Thanks for linking to Share It Saturday! I’ll be featuring it tomorrow!
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  5. I think i have already told you on FB that i love this little tree activity but also wanted to let you know my twins had so much fun with it and i am featuring it on my Kid’s Co-Op post this week :) http://mummymusingsandmayhem.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/weekly-kids-co-op-toddler-food-finds.html
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  6. I love it! What a fun way to play with your food!
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  7. How adorable! Featuring you this week on Mom’s Library!
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  8. BRILLIANT!! What simple and fun and looks great!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

  9. Oh my goodness! These are just the cutest! I love ‘em. We have green grapes cut in half almost every day for snack. Now I just need to pick up some pretzels!
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    • Shaunna says:

      Thanks, Jackie! I think the simplicity is the thing I love best about this snack. Hope your kiddos have fun with it!

  10. cute! that creativity is amazing to me. I can’t think of things like that. The ladybug I did a few weeks ago took me a whole week to figure out LOL hope you come and share this on #kidsinthekitchen http://lookwhatmomfound.com/2013/05/homemade-versus-store-bought-kidsinthekitchen.html
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    • Shaunna says:

      I don’t know if I can take credit for the creativity. Learning about the parts of trees originally gave me the idea! Glad to share over at #kidsinthekitchen.

  11. What a wonderful way to make snack time healthy and fun! So cute.
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  12. That is such a cute and healthy idea! This will be something I will keep in mind for when I have my own classroom!
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    • Shaunna says:

      Thank you! I hope you get to use it one day. And good luck with that classroom…the first years of teaching are so memorable!

  13. Really cute. My grandchildren would love this…and it’s healthy too. Thanks for the creative idea.
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    • Shaunna says:

      Thank you! I love that it’s a health snack that kids can have fun making. I hope you can try it out with your grandchildren soon.

  14. This is so cute! My kiddos would love this. I think I might even do it outside with them so they can look at the tree in our backyard for inspiration. :)
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    • Shaunna says:

      Kirstylee, that is a fantastic idea! I bet my kids would like to try the activity again sitting outside. Thanks for the suggestion!

  15. The Little Engineer loves both grapes and pretzels. THANK YOU.
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    • Shaunna says:

      I love when snacks can be simple, fun, and healthy! Glad Little Engineer would love this one!

  16. What a fun snack. We will definitely do this!
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