Written by Monthly Contributor, Daniele Evans, from Domestic Serenity.
While I really enjoy having preschoolers in the kitchen ‘helping’ me, I also like to have ideas that aren’t too hard.
Preparing snacks is a great way for little ones to get involved! After a morning of playing and learning, a hearty and healthy snack is in order. So why not have your preschooler make most of it themselves?
Maybe one of these peanut butter and banana snacks will work for you. It’s two ingredients we almost always have on hand!
If your child is allergic to peanut butter, feel free to sub in whatever you use instead. Here’s to some yummy banana goodness…
Easy peasy! Simply slice bananas in half and spread the peanut butter on one side.
Top with anything from chopped nuts to crushed cereal, mini chocolate chips, raisins, sprinkles, coconut flakes, ground flaxseed, and more!
My boys especially like this one! I guess it’s like stacking blocks, and they worked away at seeing who could build the highest ‘tower’.
It’s just banana slices with peanut butter as the ‘glue’ to hold it all together. This actually would be a great snack after reading Caps for Sale — stacking bananas like the peddler did his caps.
The theme is easy, so this snacks fits the bill — take one tortilla and cut into 4 wedges; we used whole wheat tortillas.
Spread the peanut butter on each wedge and top with banana slices. Feel free to add any other toppings!
Frozen Banana Bites
This is a great one to make plenty of and freeze to enjoy later.
Melt together in the microwave 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and about 1/2 to 1 TBsp of peanut butter. Careful – only takes about 20-40 seconds to melt.
Stir together to mix well and let cool for a bit. Melted chocolate will feel hot to little hands, so wait until it’s safe.
Dip thickly sliced bananas into the mix and place on wax paper. We also dipped into sprinkles after the chocolate.
Freeze for about 15 minutes and enjoy — or save in the freezer!
Mini Banana & Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Again, we’re going for simple! Using vanilla wafers as the ‘bread’, spread peanut butter on 2 wafers and place a banana slice in between. If you’d rather not use (or don’t have) vanilla wafers, try square shaped pretzels.
Eat plain or if you’re like my kiddos, place sprinkles on it (because it’s pretty)!
Any other banana snack ideas little ones could make?
Daniele is a homeschooling Mama of five kiddos and a voracious reader of books. Passionate about her faith, home and family, she blogs about the intentional lifestyle at Domestic Serenity and writes for other online and print publications. Daniele thinks life is made more enjoyable with a cup of herbal tea in hand!