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Monday, January 26, 2015

Goldfish crackers Butterfly Snack Bags

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Finding the perfect snack for a nut-free preschool class can be difficult.  Honestly, I never really thought about the nut allergy issue until Jude started school and let me tell you, it was eye opening for so many reasons.  First, it is really hard to find "safe" foods and second the seriousness of nut allergies.  It is serious people, not just a fad or trend, so please be considerate if you are also in a nut-free school.  One of Jude's very favorite cracker for snacking is the delicious Goldfish crackers that we all know and love and guess what - NUT FREE!!  Hooray!!  Well, I do not want to be that mom that always takes the easy road and send a 30 oz carton of Goldfish crackers Made with Whole Grain to school every time Jude is up for snack so I had to get creative.  By the way, right now you can totally stock up on these cartons on Rollback at Walmart.    

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After some creative thinking I came up with the cutest child involved nut-free preschool snack that will brighten the kids' day.  I combined String Cheese, Goldfish crackers, and grapes and made a Goldfish crackers Butterfly Snack bag for each classmate of Jude's.  

Goldfish crackers Butterfly Snack Bags


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What you will need to make these perfect snacking bags:

Grapes
String Cheese
Clothes Pins
Glue
Snack size baggies 
Googly Eyes
Pipe Cleaners
Markers

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Directions:

1.  Have your child assist you with their snack by coloring and decorating the clothes pins.  I had Jude color with markers on each clothes pin.  

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2.  Have your child help you count 20-25 Goldfish crackers and set aside. 

3.  Have your child help you count out 10 grapes and set aside.  

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4.  Parents, this might be hard so once the snacks have been counted out, place all the Goldfish crackers into one side of the snack size baggie and then add the grapes into the other side.  There is no true science to this but basically you will need to keep the grapes and crackers separated.  

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5.  Clip clothes pin onto the outside of the baggie in between the grapes and crackers.  Bunch the baggie in the middle to make the butterfly wings appear.  

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6.   Next you will need to glue the string cheese to the back of the butterfly (clothes pin).  

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7.  Turn butterfly over and add eyes and antennas to the butterfly.  Let glue dry.  

8.  Once the glue is dry the butterfly is ready!  Keep refrigerated until ready to eat. 

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Aren't they the cutest?  Not only are these snack bags the perfect size for preschoolers but they are packed full of protein, fruits and whole grains.  Mom for the win!!  I know Jude had a great time decorating his butterflies and he could not wait to hand them out to his friends and I had a great time doing this craft/activity with Jude.  Seeing him count out the Goldfish crackers and the grapes was great, they grow up so fast!  The combinations of this snacking idea is endless and these would also be great for any birthday party treats.


You can find all of the items needed for these Goldfish crackers Butterfly Snack Bags at Walmart and like I said before if your family loves adding Goldfish crackers to meals, recipes and snacks like we do you really should take advantage of the Rollback savings on the 30 oz cartons.  


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Now that I have shared our Nut-Free preschool snacking idea I want to hear yours!  


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39 comments:

  1. Such a fantastic and cute idea! I'll definitely be making these!

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  2. These are too cute. Perfect way to make healthy snacking fun!

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  3. So cute! Love how Jude decorated each one!

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  4. How creative you are. These Butterfly Snack Bags are both cute and functional. Keeps the goldfsh form getting soggy from the grapes, are fun to personalize (keeps the kids busy).

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  5. These are too cute! My little girl would really love these!

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  6. That is a brilliant idea. So easy and it came out so cute.

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  7. These are adorable, perfect for the younger child. They can have so much fun making them and then eating them.

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  8. This is a great idea. My granddaughter has a nut allergy. We always have to be so careful. Thanks for the idea.

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  9. Never had to worry about nut free but wish I had these when son was younger. This butterfly snack idea would have been a big hit.

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  10. What a great idea! These are 2 of my son's favorites! Grapes and fish crackers!

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  11. These are so cute I am not sure I would put goldfish in but its a great idea for other snacks

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  12. Cheese sticks and gold fish crackers are two of my kid's favorite foods ever!

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  13. Those are so cute! I love it!

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  14. That is seriously brilliant -- and absolutely adorable!

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  15. What a great snack for a birthday party or classroom party!

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  16. This is a great idea and adorable snacks.

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  17. This is cute. Love the combination.

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  18. My husband thinks the cheese will taste like glue. What are your thoughts/opinions about this? I told him that he was crazy!

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    1. the string cheese is still in the plastic when glued. I havent gotten any complaints of glue taste on the string cheese.

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    2. Thank you! That's what I thought too just needed a 2nd opinion :)

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  21. These butterfly snack bags are adorable! I love goldfish!

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  22. These would be so great for spring lunches! My kids love butterflies...and grapes!

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  23. These are cute for my youngest. Pinned it, thanks for sharing!

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  24. These are so clever!! I love those cute googly eyed butterflies!

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  25. My preschooler would get a big kick out of this! I definitely need to try these with him.

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  26. These snack bags are such a cute and healthy idea. They also teach children portion control and balancing healthy and fun mixes of foods.

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  27. These are too precious! What kiddo wouldn't love them?

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  28. These are absolutely adorable. I could seeing my kids so excited if they found these in their snack bags.

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  29. Such a cute idea! I love that the kids can decorate their own butterfly, too.

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  30. This is the cutest idea for a snack I've ever seen!

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  31. These are super cute and what a fun, creative way to eat goldfish! I'm sure my preschooler would have a blast putting these snack bags together with me!

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  32. I really like this idea. It is a fun and creative way to get your kids to eat a healthy snack.

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  33. This is a super cute way to spice up their snack time! Love this idea!

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