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Ask the Readers: Quick, inexpensive snack ideas for kids?

Today’s question is from Amy:

We recently moved in to a new neighborhood and have lots of kids who come over to play often, which I love! However, I need some inexpensive snack ideas for when lots of kids are playing outside and all seem to need a quick snack.

I enjoy having them all here, and don’t want to send them home every time they need a snack, but I need more ideas for summer that won’t break the bank. Thanks! -Amy

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  • Meghan Macur says:

    Pancakes! Make a bunch of small ones and keep a bag in the fridge. Spend a little more to make them whole wheat or even add protein powder.

  • Emily says:

    I always do popcorn and watermelon!

  • We have lots of kids over too, my mantra is “because one can never have too many children around”. Some of our snack ideas have already by said by others, popcorn, fruit and veggies, granola bars (homemade), homemade bread and jam, etc.

    We’ve always said we wanted to be house that all the kids came to to play and we’ve become that house. John Maxwell calls it, “influencing the influencers”. I call it “parenting by hanging out”. And if you don’t hang out with your kids and their friends when they’re young, they won’t want to hang out with you when their teens and young adults.

    So, good job, Amy! Your harvest will be great.

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