Be sure to ask parents if their children have any food allergies or special needs when it comes to food. It is a great idea to leave a space for this on your VBS sign up forms. It may be a good idea to prepare extra snacks that don’t contain any type of peanuts or peanut byproducts.
Quick and Easy Snacks for Vacation Bible School
Beverages: I like to serve lemonade because it does not stain clothing or carpets. You can always count on kids to spill their drinks. Stay away from anything that is grape or cherry flavored. Juice boxes might be a quick and easy way to serve the beverages as well. Smaller children might have trouble inserting the straws, so be prepared to help.
Gold Fish Crackers – kids love these! If you are doing any type of theme that involves fish, these are the perfect snack to reinforce your lessons.
Animal Crackers or Teddy Grahams – again, you can use these to reinforce any lessons involving animals.
Water Melon heart-shaped slices – these require some prep time but can be done ahead and put in the refrigerator.
Trail mix - get creative and make your trail mix to match your theme. For tropical themes, use dried fruits and nuts. For a western theme, use pretzels, popcorn and nuts.
Quick Recipes For Vacation Bible School Snacks
1/3 c peanut butter
¼ cup cream cheese softened
2 TBS honey
Mix peanut butter, cream cheese and honey in a mixing bowl. Stir until well blended. Trim crust from the bread. Cut into animal shapes using cookie cutters. Put spread on half of bread and top with a matching piece. May be covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Mix Honey with Peanut Butter and spread on tortilla, sprinkle with granola. Roll up and refrigerate, cut into slices.
4 pkgs of any flavor fruit gelatin – enough for 16 servings
1.5 cups boiling water or fruit juice
Completely dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Pour into a 9-inch square pan. Chill until firm. Cut with animal shaped cookie cutters and place on plates.