Play with Your Food! 11 Fun, Easy Snack Ideas for Kids

Who says you're not supposed to play with your food? These recipes will get your kids in the kitchen, get their imaginations flowing, and will sneak in some nutrition when they're not looking.

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Healthy Snack for Kids

Work with your child's sense of fun by making this interesting snack, where playing with healthy food gets your child eating it
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Make a Stop Light Snack!

Feed your preschoolerâs love for all things transportation-related with this tasty and educational snack.
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Flower Garden Snack

Give snack time a fresh floral touch with this flower-shaped garden snack, perfect for tea parties with your preschooler!
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Bake Pizza Muffins

Help your child learn healthy eating habits by transforming every kid's favorite food into a healthy, flavorful after-school snack.
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Funny Food Faces

Invite your first grader to play with his food! He will improve his fine motor skills as he creates zany edible art!
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Handprint Sandwich

Get your kids to give you a hand in the kitchen--literally!--by making fun grilled cheese sandwiches decorated with their handprints.
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Let's Eat Something Orange

Explore the color orange with your preschooler by creating an edible picture using orange foods.
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Hamburger Cookies

Let your preschooler develop her fine motor skills in this cooking activity that has her creating hamburger cookies, a great snack for any party or BBQ.
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Fun Dessert for Kids

Encourage your preschooler to create his own edible moue creation complete with an ice cream face, cookie ears, sprinkle whiskers, and jelly bean nose and eyes.
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Dinner for Dessert!

What better dessert to serve on April Foolâs Day than cookie fish sticks? Make this fish stick meal for an unforgettable reaction.
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Bake Healthy Dinner Cupcakes

Get your kindergartener involved in the kitchen by making healthy cupcakes loaded with veggies and protein in this fun cooking activity.
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