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Make-Your-Own Snack Mix

The idea is to have several different ingredients on hand. Children can mix and match the ingredients to make their very own snack mix.

Download a printable PDF version (4 pages, 85 KB)

Ingredients

Here are some ideas of foods that you may want to have the children choose from:

  • mini crackers
  • popcorn
  • non-sugar coated cereal
  • raisins *
  • nuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • dried fruit *
  • animal crackers
  • pretzels
  • cheese-flavoured puffs
  • chocolate chips
  • almonds
  • soy nuts
  • cut up granola bars *

Necessary:

  • Sealable bags for mixing

Method:

  1. Have children choose their favourite foods

  2. Have children put their choices into a sealable bag

  3. Shake

* It is important to consider children's teeth when planning snacks. Foods that stick to teeth can encourage cavities. Hard and crisp foods, cheese, sugar-free gum and rinsing the teeth with water can help keep teeth clean. (This is especially important after a sweet or sticky snack.)

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