5001 Windplay Drive #1  El Dorado Hills  California  95762  530-676-4110
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SNACK AND SHARING DAY 

H OW-TO-SNACK 

Each child has snack & sharing once a month and is designed to be an at home cooking project. Children like to eat during the day and so in addition to providing nutrition and fuel for the body we encourage engaging the whole body and eating mindfully.  These ideas linked together provide new opportunities to try different foods, share their favorite cuisine from home and socialize with friends.

 

  • Snack Days can be found at the Snack Calendar here on the website, at the sign in area of each classroom, and in the Mini Messenger that is emailed each weekend.

  • The purpose of providing snack for children involves the continued work on our unit or theme at home, to think about the foods your child likes and what they want to prepare for snack that relates to the study. 

  • Create a theme related, hands-on and nutritional snack that your child is excited about sharing. 

  • At home and with your child talk about the theme of study and discuss food centered around this theme.

  • Select a food, recipe or idea together.

  • Shop together.  

  • Prepare the food at home.  

  • Arrange the food on trays or travel containers and bring food to school on the morning of snack.

  • Label all containers or snack items with your child's name.   

  • Deliver snack to the kitchen the morning of your child's snack day.   

SNACK IDEAS 

Homemade Granola & Greek Yogurt

Apples & Healthy Savory Whole Grain Crackers

Neufchatel & Celery w/ Strawberries Bananas and Homemade Oat Cakes

Pumpkin Mufins and Sliced Pears

Homemade Carrot Bars with Bananas
Nut & Fruit Mix with Greek Yogurt
Nut Mix & Fruit w/ Cheddar Cheese
Fresh Garden Veggies w/Dip and Crackers & Fruit Kabobs

Pot Stickers with Sauce and Plums Lettuce Wraps with Fruit
Mini Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Sauce Crockpot Meat Dish with Fresh Veggies Meat Balls & French Bread

Dried Coconut & Granola with Fruit Cinnamon Scones with Fresh Berries Cheese Sticks & Dried Mango
Plain Air Popcorn & Orange Slices

Cherry Tomatoes with Cheese Slices

Organic Almond Butter w/ Bananas

Nan & Chicken Pieces with Celery Sticks

Cheese Dip & Broccoli w/ Sliced Apples

Organic Wheat Wafles & Fruit/Dates

Cucumbers, Cheese & Crackers

Vegetable Plate with Lentil Spread

Grapes & Quinoa Crackers

Wheat Pretzels & Homemade Apple Sauce
Peanut Butter Sandwiches w/Oranges

Rice balls and Edamame

Rice Crackers and Hummus
Cheese Tortellini and Bread Sticks
Berries w/Oats & Sesame Biscuits
Grain crackers w/ Veggies
Rice Crackers & Almond Butter w/Oranges

Homemade Berry Spread and Biscuits

Pineapple and Banana w/Flat Bread

Homemade Tortillas with Black Beans

Tzatziki with Carrots and Apples

HEALTHY FOODS MAKES HEALTHY BODIES 

SHARING 

Your child's snack and sharing day are on the same day. The share item is a book from home or the library that is theme related.  On the snack/sharing day, label your child's book and at drop off it goes in your child's cubby.  Other memorabilia, artifacts or related items can also be shared.  If you have a family member that has knowledge or tells stories, let us know and we can schedule a visit. 

MINI MESSENGER 

The mini messenger is designed and created to help you stay in tune with special events, upcoming dates and snack days.  It is delivered weekly to your email.  Here is an example of the Mini Messenger.