After School Activity Board

After School Activity Board by

Scott Culpepper

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Serves: 8-12

Ingredients

  • 1 large cutting board, rectangular or round, whatever is on hand
  • ½ cup hummus
  • ½ cup peanut or almond butter
  • 5 ribs celery, cut into three pieces each
  • 15 pieces white cheese, cut into cubes or shapes
  • 15 pieces cheddar cheese, cut into cubes or shapes
  • 1 cup Colby Jack cheese cubes
  • 15 mini frosted oatmeal cookies
  • 15 red grapes, halved
  • 15 green grapes, halved
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or craisins
  • 1 cup multicolored fish shaped crackers
  • 1 cup trail mix
  • 1 cup veggie straws
  • 1 cup white cheddar corn puffs
  • 1 cup yogurt covered pretzels
  • 1 red apple, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Colby Jack cheese cubes
  • 15 mini frosted oatmeal cookies
  • 15 red grapes, halved
  • 15 green grapes, halved
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or craisins
  • 1 cup multicolored fish shaped crackers
  • 1 cup trail mix
  • 1 cup veggie straws
  • 1 cup white cheddar corn puffs
  • 1 cup yogurt covered pretzels
  • 1 red apple, halved and thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Place the hummus and peanut/almond butter in small serving bowls. Place the bowls on the board.
  2. Arrange half of the celery around the hummus and the other half around the nut butter.
  3. Place cheese shapes on either side of the board and cheese cubes in the center between the hummus and nut butter.
  4. Add the mini oatmeal cookies.
  5. Place halved grapes, orange segments, snap peas, and carrots on the board. Keep each item together in groups.
  6. Do the same with the remaining ingredients until all items are assembled on the board.
  7. Fill a few ribs of celery with hummus and/or nut butter. Place craisins on some and fish crackers on others to represent ants on a log or fish in a stream. Use as garnish.

Feed your kid’s brains with their favorite healthy snacks.