Way back in June, I was class snack parent at Z's afternoon preschool for the week of her birthday. Since I'd set the bar pretty high our previous snack week back in March, I had to step up my game. But since it was her birthday week, I also needed ideas that wouldn't burn me out too quickly, since I had several batches of cupcakes to make later, for her classrooms and birthday party.
DIY Fruit Leather "Stickers"Simply Fruit." I had stocked up during a sale, but a bunch of them were going to expire before school started the next Fall, so I had to use them up!
I carefully opened and unrolled each one and used cutters from my mini Noah's Ark cutter set to make shapes in the fruit roll-up that could be removed separately, like stickers. Or they could eat the surrounding roll-up first and leave the shapes until last. I think they make something like that, but only in a dye-filled version.
I was able to make all the cut-outs the night before, and I rolled each one back up and stored them in a zip-close baggie, so they wouldn't get sticky or start dissolving from the moisture in the air.
(The Noah's Ark cutters are also a favorite for zoo field trip lunches!)
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I had originally planned a different, less sugary "crunchy" for this snack, but once I realized I had an animal theme going, the Annie's Ginger Bunnies HAD to be included too!
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