40+ Easy After School Snack Ideas for Kids
This post is sponsored by the “New Item” promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned after having three kids, it’s that you should always bring snacks. Between preschool, dance and swim classes, playing nonstop at home, and growing constantly, my girls need good food to maintain their energy and mood – and so does Mama.
Today I’m sharing over 40 easy after-school snack ideas for kids, and there’s something on the list for everyone. I’ve listed all of my children’s favorites by category, and I even made a handy printable for you to keep on your refrigerator with all of the ideas. Plus, I’m sharing a great deal on two of our after-school snack time must-haves that are on sale right now!
Easy After School Snack Ideas for Kids
With two little ones with constantly changing palettes, we’re always on the lookout for new snacks. One of Summer and Luna’s all-time favorite activities is going grocery shopping with me at Publix because they love being mom’s helpers, and let’s be real, they also like the free snacks! They always grab a free cookie at the bakery AND a free piece of fruit in the produce aisle. These little things put them in the best mood, and then we shop. I use our trips to Publix to introduce them to new foods and scope out potential new snack and meal ideas based on what interests them.
I always grab the Extra Savings flyer at the front of the store to find new products and the latest deals. Right now, you can find savings on foods, snacks, and household essentials during the New Item promotion at Publix from 10/23- 11/5. Visit publix.com or head to your local Publix to grab the in-store 10/23 Extra Savings flyer to see a complete list of product savings included in the New Item promotion. If you don’t see the Extra Savings flyer in the kiosk at the store’s entrance, be sure to ask customer service for a flyer!
One of our latest snack finds from Publix are the Sabra Kids Plant-Based Snack Kits. They come in two varieties (brownie batter dip and taco dip), and they are seriously SO good. They might be made for kids, but I would definitely eat one of these any day of the week! My girls favor the brownie batter variety, and it’s perfect for after school snacking at home or on-the-go, and it’s also a great addition to Summer’s preschool lunchbox.
Through November 5th, you can get a Sabra Kids Plant-Based Snack Kit 1.65–1.85-oz in your choice of flavor for only $2.99 at your local Publix! Each box comes with three snack packs.
While the girl’s got their love of snacking from their dad, they always have a drink in their hand just like their mom! A new favorite of ours is Talking Rain AQA Alkaline Water in their water bottles, and right now, you can grab a 12-pack of Talking Rain AQA Alkaline Water at Publix for $12.99. Each bottle is a great size for me and the girls to share!
How cute are these little Sabra Kids Plant-Based Snack Kits? Both the brownie batter and taco dip flavors are delicious, and they’re also pretty filling because they’re made with garbanzo beans! The brownie batter dip legitimately tastes like brownie batter and pairs perfectly with the graham crackers, and the taco dip tastes like a southwest hummus with crunchy rolled tortilla strips. So yummy!
If you’re looking for even more fun snacks for kids, keep reading to see over 40 ideas that our family loves! I like to keep this list on the side of our refrigerator, so I’m never blanking on snack ideas. I need to make one of these for breakfast/lunch/dinner ideas too, so be sure to send me a DM with your favorite meal ideas!
The Best Snack Ideas for Kids
Be sure to bookmark this page or print/pin this list for easy reference!
Both products in today’s post are available for purchase during the New Item promotion at Publix through November 5. Look for the at-shelf signs located throughout the store which highlight the savings during the promotion. Have you found any great new snacks lately?