Sunday, August 29, 2010

Snack/Treat Bags for School

Somehow, this almost slipped my mind.  For the boys, at school, I make them each a bag of goodies that can stay there through the school year so they have both some treats (for birthdays or other celebrations I wasn't forewarned about) and some snacks (also for things that we miss, but also so they would have some safe snack options should they, say, forget their lunch and I'm not available to bring it in).  This has worked quite well in the past.  The teachers keep the bag somewhere for the kids, so it's not like they're munching from it all the time, but it's easy access when the need arises.  I'm not sure quite how I'll wind up modifying this for my 7th grader this year (first year at the Jr. High, so we're beyond birthday parties in class, at least).

Some items I've included (in a sealed, labeled, gallon Ziploc bag with their name on it); all items are individually wrapped to maintain shelf-life:

  • Tings
  • dried fruit
  • fruit leather - Stretch Island, or homemade
  • Bars - Lara, Boomi, Oskiri, Enjoy Life, Envirokids (most), Trio, Nature Valley Roasted Nut Crunch
  • Candy - Skittles, Starburst, Mike & Ikes, Hot Tamales, Smarties, Dots, Jolly Ranchers, Nerds, Dum Dums, Necco conversation hearts (Valentine's)
  • If ice cream or popcicles may be served, having the school keep one or two Fla-Vor-Ice or Del Monte Fruit Chillers in a freezer is a good idea (these can be transported by your child, not needing to remain frozen.
  • juice box
  • Nana's Cookies (make sure they're GF)
  • Jennie's Macaroons
  • Clif Kid Twisted Fruit
  • Ener-G Wylde Pretzels

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