20 Creative & Fun School Snacks Perfect for Back to School

Today we have the cutest school themed snack ideas that make great classroom party snacks, teacher gift snacks, back to school snacks or just a surprising after school snack. These school snacks are even great to liven up a lunchbox.

Back-to-School Snacks- apples and gummy worms, sandwiches that look like books, treats that look like pencils, alphabet cookies, and pretzels dipped in red candy bark to look like apples.
These back to school snacks are so creative!

School Themed Snacks

School is upon us and soon our kids will come in starving!

What better way to curb the hunger than these super easy, cute, and deliciously healthy (ish) snacks!

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Easy Back To School Snacks

1. Sandwich Book

School book sandwiches are so fun! Add them to your kids’ lunch, or keep them on hand for an after school snack.

2. Back To School Treats

Make The Simple Parent‘s book-shaped rice krispie treats and write your kids’ favorite subjects on them!

3. Apple Snacks For Kids

Dress up a plain old apple with this squirmy, wormy apple snack from Feels Like Home.

4. Alphabet Crackers

Work on the spelling list while you snack with these homemade alphabet cheese crackers.

5. Pencil Pretzel Rods

Ander Stuff‘s pencil pretzel rods are so fun! They could be a super cute class snack.

6. Apple Donuts

Your Homebased Mom‘s apple doughnuts would be such a great back-to-school breakfast treat.

Easy back to school snacks like fruit rolls tight with red and white stick, frozen pink yogurt bars, homemade cereal bars with cheerios and pink red and purple m&m's, frozen fruit starts that are red purple and white, and oatmeal balls and green grapes.
These easy back to school snacks are delicious and healthy!

Back-to-School Healthy Snacks

7. Fruit Roll Ups

These homemade fruit roll-ups require just one ingredient.

8. Frozen Gogurt

Make your own gogurt tubes — then you know what all the ingredients are!

9. Cheerios Cereal Bar

Turn cereal into the perfect snack with these no-bake honey nut Cheerio bars from  Averie Cooks.

10. Frozen Smoothie Stars

Here is another yogurt and berries idea! Make these smoothie stars from Come Together Kids. This is great for little ones, too!

11. Breakfast Balls

No-bake breakfast balls are perfect for a quick snack in the afternoon.

12. Butterfly Pretzels

Foodie Fun‘s butterfly pretzel treats are a unique twist on traditional celery snacks.

13. Homemade Fruit Leather

Kids love “fun” snacks. Healthy Mama‘s fruit leather is one of “those” snacks at our house–rare and cherished by the kiddos!

back to school snack ideas like sandwiches with ham and wheat bread, orange ice drink, apple, egg, strawberries, pretzels, nuts, and gummy bears.
Back to school snacks can even be simple!

After School Snacks

14. Snack and Learn

Make them work for their snack! Hide it in different parts of the house and give them a treasure map for them to follow.

15. Pinwheels For Kids

Need something more filling? Make a savory roll with this recipe from Rainy Day Mum.

16. Healthy Banana Split

Kids will gobble up this healthy banana split from Comeback Momma.

17. Lemon Flavored Water

Avoid juice and check out Healthy Mama‘s DIY lemon slices and mint sprigs flavored water tutorial to hydrate your kids before they go off to the afternoon activity!

You won’t believe what this healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip is made from!

19. Apple Faces

Be silly and create apple faces for the kids from halves of apples and candy toppings.

20. Soft Pretzel Recipe For Kids

…and our personal favorite after-school snack are soft pretzels. These are SO yummy and addictive!

More Back to School Recipes

Looking for more delicious back to school recipes to make your days just a little easier? We have them!

Which school snacks are you going to try first?

5 Comments

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  2. I am stressing out about my kids going back to school and having to pack them both lunches all over again. This year was nice in a way because I didn’t have to rush and worry about getting them ready in the morning and feeding them breakfast as well as pack lunches. Thank you for the cool ideas!

  3. Kristen Yard says:

    I hear that, Amie! I hope that you found some fun ideas! We have more fun lunch on the blog, too!

  4. These after school snacks are so cute! I want to make something special for my kids after their first day back. Hopefully relatively healthy because they have a pediatric dentist follow up appointment coming up haha! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kristen Yard says:

    We are so glad that you enjoyed these idea, Jackie! Good luck at the dentist!

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