This week’s theme for Discover & Explore is December Holidays. So much fun and celebrating happens this month. I can’t wait to see all of your favorite crafts, learning activities, recipes, family trips and tips that relate to December festivities.
With all the sweets and treats that we will definitely be enjoying this month, I wanted to have a simple healthy snack that would still add a festive touch to our day. These healthy Christmas tree snacks take just a couple minutes to put together, and they brought big smiles to my kids faces.
To make them we placed a bit of cream cheese on a plate. I tried to add just enough that the kids would use when dipping their celery sticks, but do make sure you have enough to help the celery sticks stand up. Then I cut four celery sticks in equal lengths and made a small cone shape to resemble the Christmas tree.
Then I cut two stars out of a yellow bell pepper and used a dab of cream cheese to stick them to each other. I placed the star on top of the celery and that was that! A cute and easy Christmas tree for snack time.
You could also use peanut butter if your kids prefer that instead of cream cheese.
What healthy holiday snacks do your kids enjoy?
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Discover & Explore: December Holidays
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Less stress, more connecting this holiday season? Yes, PLEASE!
From the arrival of fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the last four months of the year can be a wonderful opportunity for making family memories and spending time together, but they can also be stressful as we try to collect ideas, recipes, and activities to try together.
Stephanie Morgan, founder of Modern Parents Messy Kids, a site that’s been voted Best Craft Blog in Parents Magazine and one of babble.com’s Top 50 Craft Mom Blogs, recently released a new eBook to help us have a little less stress and more time to connect with family this year, and I’m so glad to be an affiliate for such a great resource.
Stephanie’s goal is to make it easier on all of us to enjoy the holidays with our kids. Hands-On Holidays is 100 pages full of her family’s very favorite ways to connect as a family over the holiday season. I love the convenience of having so many ideas in one place, and most of them are simple enough for even my toddler to participate in.
The book includes picture book suggestions, DIY decor, activities, and treats. Bonus sections also offer even more ideas to enjoy. Click here to view more details.
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