Best Farm Themed Snacks for Preschool

Bring the farm to life with these fun and creative snacks for preschoolers! From haystacks to pig slop, chickens to purple cows, get ready to moo-ve and chew your way through our list of snacks that will have your little farmers begging for more. Easy to make and full of imagination, these farm-themed treats teach kids about animals, encourage learning through play, and provide healthy, yummy snacks they will love to gobble up. So let your preschoolers’ imaginations run wild as you explore the tastiest barnyard on the block. With recipes ranging from fruity to chocolatey, these farm-fabulous snacks will have your kiddos begging to visit the farm every day!

Grain in a Trough 

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Prepare trail mix by mixing together raisins, oat cereal, nuts, cheese crackers, and popcorn.
Serve in small boxes that resemble miniature troughs.


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Melt a bag of Butterscotch chips (not the store brands they do not melt well, we used Nestles and they worked great!!) in the microwave. ( on high it takes about 1 min 30 sec. ) Add 10 oz. of Chinese Noodles and place in piles on a sheet of wax paper. That is all you do, they taste GREAT! and really look like piles of hay ( or straw actually!!)!

Pig Slop 

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Combine chocolate pudding with M&M’s, nuts, raisins, coconut, cereal, Candy sprinkles, chopped apples and bananas!

“Purple Cow” Poem & Drink 

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I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one.
Poem by: Mr. Burgess “The Purple Cow and Other Nonsense”

For each child figure on 2 oz. of grape juice, 2 oz. of lemon-lime soda, and about 1/4 c. vanilla ice cream . Put about 1 c. of grape juice and 1 c. of ice cream in blender at a time and blend for 15 seconds or less. Fill small paper cups about half full of this
mixture, then add the soda and serve. Make batches until you’ve got enough for everyone. Kids really liked this and copied down the recipe to take home on their own.

Pink Pig- Sicles

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Mix together 2 cups plain yogurt, o 12 ounce can unsweetened frozen apple-cranberry juice concentrate and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour the mixture into small paper cups and insert plastic spoons for handles. Chill in the freezer until set, then serve as treats for snack time. Makes 8 to 10.

Pigs in Mud  

Original Author: Unknown

Need: Pink Mini Marshmallows, Chocolate Pudding Mix

Directions: Make the pudding according to the package directions. Place the pudding into individual clear cups. Then drop a pink mini marshmallows on top of the pudding. Make sure they don’t sink. Place the cups in the refrigerator. After the pudding has set you can server the “Pigs in mud”

Chickens (Scrambled Eggs)  

Original Author: Unknown

Need: Eggs, Whole Wheat Toast

Directions: Children will learn to prepare a simple breakfast. The microwave is a safe alternative to using a stove tip to make the scrambled eggs. It also gives children practical use for learning their numbers when they input them into the microwave to cook their meal. We cooked the eggs for one minute in the microwave. We paired this cooking activity with the story, “The Little Red Hen”.

Pigs In A Blanket  

Original Author: Unknown

Need: Hot dogs, Refrigerator Roll – Crescent Rolls

Directions: Each child gets a quartered piece of hot dog. (Quartering the hot dog will help prevent choking.) Children also receive a triangle shaped crescent dough. Children roll their hot dog in the dough and bake in the toaster oven until done. Leave ample time to cool.

Cow Milk Shakes  

Original Author: Unknown

Need: Milk, Ice Cream, Chocolate or Strawberry Syrup

Directions: This project provides an opportunity for children with physical disabilities to take a major role in the cooking process. Using a single switch power adapter, physically challenged children can be in charge of the blending. It develops great self esteem as well as a super snack!

Pear Mouse 

Original Author: Unknown

Need: Canned pear halves, Raisins, Sliced Almonds, Maraschino Cherries, Red string licorice

Directions: The children put these mice together using the ingredients above, then
gobble them up!

Chicken Coop Nest  

Original Author: Unknown

Need: Chow Mien Noodles, Hard Shell Topping, Marshmallows (eggs)

Directions: Children spread their chow mien noodles at the bottom of a paper bowl. 
Squeeze the hard shell over your noodles and put into refrigerator until stiff.  Add marshmallow (eggs) and enjoy!

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