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15 Super-Fun After School Snacks

Its about that time…BACK TO SCHOOL!

When kids get home from school, what’s the first thing they want? SNACKS! If you’re looking for some new ideas besides a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, here’s 15 super-fun after school snacks that will hit the spot!

We love these great treats from Pint Sized Treasures 

15 Super-fun After School Snacks

  1. Stove-top pizza dip. Moms will love how easy this recipe is to make and how it make every pizza lover smile! Feel free to dip your favorite breads, chips or pretzels in this yummy dip!
  2. Jif™ Bars. Did you even know there was such a thing! Theses are super-new and my entire family dove into these yummy snacks!
  3. Hummus. Snack on it with fresh veggies or pita chips! Enjoy this simple recipe that you can whip up in your blender — in just minutes!
  4. Sweet and Salty S’mores. These s’mores do not require a camp fire! Enjoy this simple s’mores recipe that will keep your kids smiling!
  5. Pizza quesadillas. This is my super easy version when we’re having an extremely busy day or need to pack a picnic lunch. They’re so simple, kids can make them too!
  6. Frozen yogurt grapes. I love this idea of a nice, cool snack after school! Fruit and yogurt always gets my kids attention!
  7. Inside out cucumber sandwiches. These are too cute not to share with you! They’re easy to make, and even easier to eat! It’s fun to serve my kids mini anything — even sandwhiches!
  8. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies. What kid doesn’t love a mom meeting them at the door with a plate full of cookies? Pair these simple peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk and you’re instantly trqnsformed into super-mom!
  9. Apples and peanut butter. This is a snack that my kids know they better keep away form mom — or it will be all gone! Most people love dipping apples in caramel, but I would much rather dip mine in some awesome peanut butter! Mmm…..excuse me while I go grab some now. ;0)
  10. String cheese. Our kids are always diving and trying to find the last piece of string cheese. I love that my kids are getting extra calcium in the form of a super-fun, are school snack!
  11. Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies. Can you believe you can make your favorite childhood cookie at home? Everything tastes better home-made, and these cookies? They are so incredible, you will never walk down the cookie isle again.
  12. Super Soft Pretzels. I loose smelling homemade pretzels bake in the oven! Keep a fun dipping sauce like honey mustard, cheese sauce or cinnamon butter handy for your kids to enjoy some pretzel dipping fun!
  13. Muddy Buddies. If you’ve never made muddy buddies for your kids, now’s the time to start! Enjoy this yummy, kid-approved recipe that will make snack time the best time!
  14. Banana graham butterfly snacks. Use Jif™ peanut butter to make these super-cute and healthy butterflies!
  15. Homemade Trail Mix Welcome your kiddos after school with this homemade trail mix. It’s filled with your child’s favorite treats!

What is your kids favorite after-school snack? Share in the comments below!

XOXO,

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Make the CUTEST DIY Bookmarks! 🐛

Back to School MUST HAVE: How to make Stretchy Bookmarks

These super easy DIY Ribbon Bookmarks are the perfect back to school craft for kids, teens, and adults to make for quick presents, playdate projects, or teacher gifts. They can be made in less than 10 minutes, and you don’t even need a sewing machine! You can now quickly turn to the saved page in your book with style. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions:

Supplies:

  • Ribbon-  approximately 12″ – 20″, depending on the length you want to make your bookmark.  Books come in all different sizes and thicknesses – make a lot of bookmarks, various sizes.  **This length also depends on the stretchiness of your rubber bands.**
  • Buttons-  make sure the buttons are flat, so that your book will close with the bookmark inside
  • Rubber bands-  you can use regular rubber bands, or hair elastics
  • Needle/Thread

“Finish” one end of the ribbon by singeing it with a match or lighter OR rub a little glue on it and let it dry.  Either way, the end should be sealed so it won’t fray.

Sew the button on the finished end.  If you want to hide the knot, push the needle through the FRONT (right) side of the ribbon and set the button on top of the knot.  Then, just stitch through the holes.

Wrap the ribbon/button around a book, then place the rubber band AROUND the button, pull it slightly, and figure out where you need it to attach to the OTHER (unfinished) end of the ribbon.

Cut the ribbon to the appropriate length, then “finish” that end (see step 1), and fold it over the rubber band. Stitch.

That’s it! This is a fun craft that is sure to get your kids back in the school spirit!

XOXO,

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5 Simple Back-To-School Lunch Ideas!

Five Ways to Make Back to School Lunches a Breeze

As August is rapidly approaching, it’s time to get back into a routine of packing lunchboxes everyday. Sometimes when it comes to packing lunches, we feel like we’re packing the same thing day after day. That gets boring, fast. We strongly feel that it’s important to pack healthy lunches because kids will learn better when their tummies are full from a balanced meal!

We’ve done some brainstorming to create five days worth of healthy lunches to get your school year kicked off in the right way!

 #1

Turkey + Cheddar Roll-up, Fresh Berries, Yogurt, Trail Mix 

 #2

HummusPita BreadGrape TomatoesCucumbersSliced Oranges

#3

Cheese QuesadillaGuacamoleSalsaTortilla ChipsStrawberries 

 #4

CrackersCheddar Cheese CubesGrapesLaraBar or Cliff Bar

#5

Hard Boiled EggsBaby Carrots + Ranch, Grapes, and Berries

We hope you like these simple ideas! Be sure to comment and share your own below!

XOXO,

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