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Watching What You Eat: Sensible Snacks for Sunday School

Apr 1, 2008
It is fun to teach Sunday School. You have a good time and the kids look forward to coming to your class each week. One of the important parts of teaching class is giving the kids a snack. Kids expect a snack during their Sunday School and whether you have the class first thing on Sunday morning or later in the day, it is your job to see that your class is getting a sensible snack.

Allergy Alerts

When planning snacks for your classroom, it is important to keep a few things in mind. First of all, you need to think about allergies. You probably know the children in your class quite well, but you will have visitors from time to time and you never know what the children can and cannot eat. It is always a wise idea to let the parents know what the children will have for a snack so they can tell you about food allergies. Top food allergies include nuts, wheat, and dairy products.

Easy Cleanup Snacks

The next thing you will want to do when planning snacks for your class is to make sure that it is not too messy and that clean up will be easy. Your kids will have fun with a messy snack every now and then, but you can bet the parents will not be happy picking up their child and seeing chocolate smeared down their Sunday best. Keep this in mind when picking snacks. Here are some ideas for easy and sensible snacks:

Snack Mixes: Making a snack mix is easy and nutritious, plus these mixes are flexible. You can make them salty or sweet. All you need to do is fill a bowl with a couple of different kinds of cereal, pretzel sticks, raisins and popcorn. You can also add in small candies such as M&Ms or yogurt covered raisins. Give each child a small cup of the snack when it is time to eat.

Graham crackers: Graham crackers are perfect snacks for any age. You can also let the kids frost and decorate their own graham crackers with peanut butter, frosting or even cream cheese. The choices are endless and kids have fun making their very own snack. Give the kids Popsicle sticks to spread their frosting instead of knives.

Finger sandwiches: Finger sandwiches are also good choices for Sunday school, especially if you have your class closer to lunchtime. Fill the sandwiches with cheese, cream cheese, jam or ham or turkey. You can even let the kids make their own sandwiches or bring cute cookie cutters to make them in shapes that the kids will enjoy.

Fruit and veggies with dip: Try fruit slices and a yogurt dip or peanut butter with your kids. Apple slices and bananas are both easy and not very messy. Or, you can try carrot sticks and celery with cream cheese, pimento cheese or peanut butter. Some kids may not love raw veggies, but it is always a good idea to give it a try.

You can get creative when choose sensible snacks for your Sunday School class, but just remember, you do not need anything too complicated. Simple is usually better.
About the Author
Denise Oliveri has been teaching Sunday School for the past 13 years. She is the owner of Preschool Sunday School Central, a leading online resource for preschool Sunday School teachers.

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