momstown moms and kids love to go exploring! One important thing to pack when you are going on an adventure is a snack. Set up a fun "Trail Mix Bar" and let preschoolers make their own trail mix to fill their hungry bellies.
Trail Mix Bar Ideas
dried cranberries or other small pieces of dried fruit
popcorn (for older children)
mini teddy bear cookies or animal crackers
1. Let the kids decorated some paper bags to hold their trail mix.
2. The kids lined up to go along the bar to put their snacks into their own bags. Remember to teach the kids about using spoons and tongs (great for fine motor skills) to keep from spreading germs!
3. Take this as an opportunity for kids to try new things! It was great to see the kids learning that they liked one of these new snack items!
The preschoolers loved this super easy snack that they can eat with their hands. While we sat down to eat the trail mix we talked about Spring and some of the great places to explore.
Submitted by momstown Hamilton