Tired of hearing “Mo-om, what can I EAT??” I feel like in the summer time this is ESPECIALLY bad – how is it kids eat 10X more food in the summer than during the school year?? Whatever it is, they’re suddenly digging around for snacks constantly.
The good news is – this Kids Snack Station is going to make your life soooo much easier!
Normally my kids want snacks three times a day:
- Morning – a granola bar because we’re running late, or to take for snack-time at school
- After school – the moment they walk in they’re about to DIE of hunger
- After Dinner
And in the summer it’s just – oh – about every 45 minutes.
Every time they come to ask I have to go through all the options we have and where they’re located… guys it wears me OUT! So I decided to put together this Kids’ Snack Station and we all LOVE it 🙂
Kids Snack Station
All you need to hold your snacks is a hanging shoe organizer with clear-front pockets like this one here. (Or mesh pockets like this one has work great too!) I got this one at Target – I like the extra big front pockets at the bottom for stashing chips and whatnot.
I put tons of healthy snack options in our organizer – including nuts, fruit, popcorn, Clif bars, fruit cups, applesauce and beef jerky. For some reason they seem more WAY excited to eat a banana or a fruit pouch when it comes out of a pocket (what’s up with that?).
Since I took these pictures, they’ve cleaned out a couple of my pockets and I’ve already refilled them with bags of pretzels and little snack-portions of trail mix.
It’s super easy to keep up with and it gives ME healthy options when I’m running out the door as well!
*Adapted from this build-your-own-lunch station we loved over on Hip2Save!
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