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20 After School Snack Ideas

Here are 20 After School Snack Ideas to help you feed the kids when they walk in the door!

Here are 20 After School Snack Ideas to help you feed the kids when they walk in the door!  Now that school is in full swing the first thing my son says when he gets into the van after school is “I am hungry”. He eats lunch at 11:00 am and doesn’t get home until 3:30! That is a long afternoon for him.

I try to have his snack in the van so he can begin to eat on his way home. My goal is to provide something that won’t spoil his dinner but that will give him the energy that he needs to get through homework.

20 After School Snack Ideas:

1. Trail Mix
2. Ants on a Log
3. Chex Mix – this is our homemade recipe – YUM!
4. Smoothie’s
5. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich – cut into a fun shape
6. Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
7. Yogurt and Fruit as Dippers
8. Pretzels and Peanut Butter
9. Nilla Wafers and Peanut Butter or Nutella
10. Sandwich meat/cheese rollups with a pretzel stick
11.  Fiddle Faddle Snack Mix
12.  Hotdog Octopus
13.  Homemade Corndogs
14.  Fun Chocolate Milk
15.  Leggo My Eggo Grilled Cheese Sandwich
16.  Banana Peanut Butter Pizza
17. Dr. Seuss Fruit Snack
18. Corndog Muffins
19. Marshmallow Peanut Butter Fluff Sandwich
20. Banana Peanut Butter Treats

Do you have any great after school snack ideas?

Here are some more great Back To School Articles:

First Day of School Pancakes
Transitioning from Summer to School
After School Snack Ideas
Tips for Homework Success
Creating a Homework Station
DIY Lunch Icepacks

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  1. My kids like wraps(we use whole wheat, but whatever u like) with cheese sticks/ lunch mt/ jelly and/or cream cheese/ pb/inside. Once in a blue moon, I’ll go ahead and give them dessert as their snack. That way, if it’s ice cream or something sweet it won’t wind them up before bed.

  2. Melissa, I do the ants on a log also but the one thing I do different is I take an animal cracker and stick it standing up on the “log” or on the side of the log..it looks cute and it add’s a little more to the treat
    Some other treats I do for my daughter after school are:

    Take fresh sliced fruit and put it inside a waffle cone with some yogurt
    Jello Jigglers in shapes
    Pigs in a blanket- mini hot dogs rolled in croissants

  3. take a slice of ham put a slice of cheese in it and roll them around a half pickle spear. pierce thru with toothpick

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