Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Quick & Simple St. Patrick's Day Snack for Kids: Gold Coins


Let me just go ahead now and say that I have no idea why these are called "gold coins". This is a snack that we made for the kids every year for St. Patrick's Day, when I worked in childcare, and the kids loved it. I have been making it for my kids every year since then and it has sort of become a tradition to make them every year at this time.

This is a great snack for kids to make themselves also. We used a regular knife to cut the banana, but if you aren't comfortable with your little one using a regular knife or a butter knife, using a plastic knife is of course fine too. I have been allowing Elijah to cut with a knife, while I supervise him, and it has been an excellent time to talk to him about the safety of handling the knife, and the dangers of mistreating it as well.


Gold Coins

You will need: 
  • Ritz crackers
  • Bananas
  • Honey
  • Rainbow sprinkles

Cut the banana into slices. Place one slice on top of a Ritz cracker, drizzle it with a bit of honey, and top with rainbow sprinkles. Enjoy!

Please be mindful that honey is not for children under age 2.  This can easily be made without the honey, which is what I did for Elijah when he was younger. 


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