It is so hard to think of so many snacks all day, especially right after school or nap time. This is a cute, simple treat that makes the kids smile! It’s great for kids practicing counting, fine motor skills, and learning about healthy foods.
Add Learning: You can add learning about science of an apple tree/harvesting apples/seasons. You can practice adding/subtracting apple pieces from the tree as you eat them. You could read a great apple tree book with this fun food craft. We love “Chicka Chicka 123”.
Simplify: You can have the kids prep the snack with you or bring it to them with everything put together. You know your kids best and how much time you have, so if you think they may enjoy putting it all together, then go for it. Toddler, J, just loved having it brought to him done, so he could explore it and pull it apart.
H loved putting on her own apples on the tree. She is really into to doing everything by herself these days.
M liked just plain whole apple, and I was just happy to have her eating healthy.
Peanut Butter Apple Tree Snack Craft
Green apple slices
Red apple chunks
To prep, you can cut the green apple into slices a flat back side. You can use a piece of the red apple to cut into little square chunks, I just did 5-7 apple chunks per kid.
First, put peanut butter onto the graham cracker trunk. You can have your kids do this with you or you can do it. You know your kids best.
Next, you can add the green apple slices, flat side down to the trunk as the big green tree top.
Next, add a little peanut butter on the back of each little apple chunk to help them stick onto the green apple top.
You could add: use a piece of celery as the trunk and cover it with peanut butter too.
Put them on a little plate and serve with a smile!
Woohoo snack time figured out!