If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for easy to grab, fun, and creative snack options for your kids, and so I was excited to be a part of this compensated opportunity from Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. Let’s face it, as homeschool moms we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. With kids home all day long, there’s always someone clamoring for a snack.

 

Creative Snack Ideas for Kids featuring Quaker Squares #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp #spon

 

I love coming up with new snack mixes to keep the kids happy, and to use up all those handfuls that always seem to be leftover in the bottom of cereal boxes and pretzel bags. You know what I’m talking about, right? There’s not enough to divide up between all the kids, but there’s too much to be thrown out…

Since we’re home most days, but do hit the road for co-op, homeschool band, and zoo classes, I like to keep snacks like Quaker® Life, Quaker® Simply Granola, Quaker® Oatmeal Squares, pretzels, dried fruit, and fish crackers on hand. It makes for a well-stocked grab-and-go snack cupboard.

 

Going Fishing Snack Mix featuring Quaker Squares #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp #spon

 

My toddler is just getting into imaginative play, and loves pretending to go fishing, so my big kids pulled together a “Going Fishing” snack mix for him. He was delighted and pretended to use his pretzel “fishing rods” to capture the fish, while gobbling up Quaker® Oatmeal Squares “rafts” and marshmallow “buoys.”

Want to make your own?

 

 

Easy Snack Ideas for Kids with Quaker Squares from Walmart #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp #spon

Going Fishing Snack Mix for Kids

We grabbed all of our ingredients, along with fresh fruits and vegetables for more good-for-you snack options at our local Walmart. You’ll need:

  • 2 cups Quaker® Oatmeal Squares {we bought cinnamon flavored}
  • 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Dried Blueberries
  • 2 cups Goldfish Crackers
  • 2 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips {optional}

Dump all of your ingredients in a big bowl and mix together. Serve in snack-size bowls or portion into snack-sized zipper bags for easy snacking-on-the-go. The mix will keep for up to a week in an airtight container.

 

Easy Snack Mix featuring Quaker Squares #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp #spon

 

More Easy Snack Ideas for Kids

Need some more fun snack options? Try these great ideas:

Keep cut up fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator for easy side dishes and snacks.

My kids love peanut butter toast, and I know they’ll adore this owl toast version.

These salad people are a fun twist on eating veggies. Try sprinkling some Quaker® Simply Granola on the plate to add some crunch.

One of our favorite treats is homemade ice cream – try this easy recipe.

Here’s another delicious and easy homemade ice cream recipe to try. This would be good with crushed Quaker® Life on top.

I love these cheese monsters for a fun craft and snack idea rolled into one.

For a more substantial snack – especially when you’re staying home – these pepperoni muffins can’t be beat.

These yummy frozen yogurt drops look delicious! I can’t wait to try them.

 

Creative Snacks for Kids with Quaker Cereals #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp #spon

 

 

Got a busy week ahead? Fill a lidded container with zipper bags full of Going Fishing snack mix, Quaker® Simply Granola, or mixes using cereals and dried fruit. Keep the container in the car to quell the cries of “I’m hungry” from the back seat.

With a little preplanning, creative, wholesome, and fun snack options are at the ready anytime you need them.

 

Easy Snack MIx featuring Quaker Squares Cereal #LoveMyCereal #QuakerUp #spon

 

What are some of your go-to snack options? Leave them in the comments. I’m always looking for new inspiration.