A special snack or treat is one of my favorite ways to mark a special event, occasion or season. It never fails to make my kiddos excited, especially if it is unexpected. Heading back to school, or in our case starting school up again can bring about a variety of emotions. A festive snack is the perfect way to set aside some intentional time before the first day or after the first day or week to check in and see how everyone is feeling.
Here are a few easy and festive snacks that you could make to celebrate the start of a new school year!
Number Rice Krispy Treats– Adding a few steps to your regular rice krispy treat recipe can give you a super fun and personalized back to school treat. Everyone gets to eat their own grade level! You can read more details about making them HERE.
Back to School Snack Mix– You can’t go wrong with a snack mix! Simply combine your favorite snack mix foods and toss in a few themed items to give it that fun back to school feel. I love to include cheez its, chex and pretzels as my base. Cheerios, peanuts and raisins would be great options as well. For my themed items I use little cookie cereal (smart cookies), letter crackers (I grabbed mine at Aldi), gummy worms (book worms) and primary colored M & Ms. I love how versatile a snack mix can be- tailor it to fit the what your kids will eat, or what you have on hand!
Wafer Pencils– These are super cute and super easy, a win-win in my book. Grab some vanilla creme wafer cookies, some almond bark, a few mini chocolate chips and pink sprinkles. Melt a couple squares of almond bark in the microwave. Gently cut one end of the cookie into a point like a pencil. Dip the point and the other end into the almond bark. Place a mini chocolate chip for the tip and then sprinkle the eraser end with the pink sprinkles. Place on parchment paper or until the almond bark is set.
A Snack Board– Another easy one to throw together with what you have on hand, or know your kids will enjoy. To make it back to school themed add a few fun items like gummy worms, smarties, letter crackers, or the wafer pencils. Then round it out with a few healthier snacks like fruit, cheese or even some meats. My kids always get excited when I put together a themed snack board.
Smart Cookies– This one might be the easiest idea of all. It’s super simple, grab or make your favorite cookies and make a little sign saying “Have a Great School Year, Smart Cookies! I recently saw someone share on Instagram that they have a tradition of “Friday Cookie Chats” where they make some intentional time to sit down with cookies and chat about how the week went. I thought this was such a sweet and meaningful tradition!
I hope you found a treat or snack that is just what you are looking for to celebrate the New School Year!
Blessings for a Great School Year,