Monday, March 12, 2012
Food Spring Party for Preschoolers
If you are hosting a spring party for preschoolers then you will also need to include foods that you know they will enjoy. These items should be healthy finger foods that they can enjoy. The spring party foods for preschoolers listed within this short guide will help you in your planning this year.
For preschoolers you will need to keep safety in mind as well as portion control, all of which are included. Kids this age love to feed themselves and they enjoy many colors so be sure to add a variety of colors in your menu.
Jell-O jiggles are fun any time you eat them. Preschoolers and other children really seem to enjoy them all the time. These make a wonderful addition to the table menu at a spring party celebration. Be sure to prepare different flavors so that the kids can select their favorites. It does not matter if you use a mold or simply cut them into squares, the kids will love them.
Create a wide variety of sandwiches and cut them in triangle quarters for easy handling of the preschoolers. You can try varieties such as peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, or chicken salad. The small size makes them easy to pick up for anyone. If you make these up ahead of time, store them in the refrigerator until it is time to eat to ensure safety.
Fruit is a great alternative to sugar laden deserts on the market today. Fruit is good for you and most preschoolers love to eat it. Fresh fruit is better, but for convenience, you can purchase frozen or canned fruit that is ready to be served. Oranges and bananas can be peeled quickly and served fresh and can be served with plain yogurt for dipping.
Parents can purchase prepared desert shells, which are sponge cake in the bread isle of your favorite grocery store. You can fill these with pudding or pie filling to create individual tarts that are perfect for your preschool spring party.
Cheese and Crackers
Preschoolers love cheese and crackers and this is the perfect healthy snack for them. Purchase a variety of cheese and cut it into cubes for their enjoyment. Great varieties include American, cheddar, and other type of cheeses that can be cubed or cut into small pieces so that the preschoolers can put them on their crackers. If it's available in your area that cheddar cheese with little bits of pepperoni inside of it is a great cheese for preschoolers as that pepperoni is typically not spicy.
For cracker bases, you can use plain old saltines or the circular snack crackers read the spring party for preschoolers. Townhouse crackers are also good for the preschoolers because they are very easy to eat, and a very good plain.
I hope this handy guide of spring party food ideas for preschoolers has helped you in some way or at least inspired you to help celebrate spring in this fun way.