I love a good snack! My kids love snacks. Honestly, who doesn’t love a good snack?! An added bonus is when you can pair a tasty treat with a fun theme.

Easter time usually means chocolate, jellybeans, and more sugary snacks. It’s great to switch our goodies up sometimes to include a healthier, baked snack.

Our easy Goldfish carrot snack is the perfect way to provide a snack as well as practicing fine motor skills. These adorable carrot treats will have anyone hop, hop, hopping like a bunny!

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Easter Carrot Snack Supplies:

  • Cone treat bags
  • Orange snack (goldfish, cheese balls, Cheetos, etc.) 
  • Green ribbon
  • Scissors

Easter Snacks For Preschool

Easter carrot treat bags

ASKING STUDENTS TO HELP COOK OR PREPARE FOOD CAN HIT MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENTAL AREAS. STUDENTS CAN ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE?

  • What is the next step after washing my hands?
  • How many cups do I need?
  • What ingredients do I need to make my snack?
  • What does my food taste like? Is it salty, sweet, sour, or bitter.

It’s important for kids of all ages to practice using their fine motor skills to cut, pour, stir, and pinch. The carrot shaped treat bags can also teach our kids how to follow multiple step directions and problem solve.

This easy carrot snack bags (DIY) can be made with an individual child, a pair of children, or a small group.

You can also use this carrot Goldfish Easter treat in any part of your child’s day-

  • For a mid-morning snack
  • During a snow storm or rainy day
  • After a classroom activity or assignment was finished
  • For a road trip
  • As a boredom buster when the whining begins
Easter carrot treat bags filled with goldfish crackers

What Skills Can Preschoolers Learn From Cooking?

Easter snacks for kids

THERE ARE MANY DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES THAT CAN BE MET BY COOKING WITH YOUR CHILDREN:

  • Measurement and math
  • Communication and following directions
  • Descriptive language and vocabulary
  • Cooperation and turn taking
Supplies for carrot treat bags filled with goldfish crackers

Why Is It Important For Kids To Make Crafts And Projects?

Besides the fact that kids love making things, there are so many other reasons you should pull out the scissors, whisks, and string.

Make a Positive Connection

It’s important to bond and make a positive connection with your child in order to strengthen social and emotional skills. When you are working together, playing togethers, and laughing together, a child’s relationship becomes stronger with you.

Healthy Meal Discussion

Goldfish are a treat that contains colors sourced from plants and the added goodness of veggies. Our veggie, Goldfish carrot treat can prompt a discussion on healthy meal choices. We approve of the veggie snack that parents love!

Inspire Creativity

By cooking and creating, children can become inspired to explore and build upon their creativity and interests. Maybe by making a child’s favorite smiling snack, they will be inspired to make a tropical fish out of modeling clay.

Develop Vocabulary

Ask your child to describe the taste, look, or feel of the baked never fried snack. Continue to ask open-ended how and why questions in order to get those little gears turning and verbal skills growing.

Ribbon for tying carrot shaped treat bags filled with goldfish crackers

“My multi-aged group loved this even more than I thought they would! “

My kiddos love this! I use it for early finishers or in the morning while they are staggering in during breakfast. They are very engaged and enjoy playing!

How To Make The Goldish Easter Carrot Snack

How to Make the Snack

Ingredients for the Easter Goldfish Snack

  • cone treat bags
  • orange snack (goldfish, cheese balls, Cheetos, etc.) 
  • green ribbon
  • scissors

How To Make The Easter Carrot Snack

Fill each cone treat bag about ¾ full with desired snack choice. Do not overfill! For this snack, I used goldfish crackers.

Twist the top of the bag. Cut the desired length of ribbon and tie the ribbon around the top of the bag. 

Use your scissors to curl the ribbon (it’s best to have an adult help with this step!) 

Serve your snack or display at your next gathering or holiday party! Or, use as a lunchbox snack.

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Color Graphing

Use the multi-colored Goldfish crackers to sort and graph each color. Which has the most? Do any colors have the same amount?

Goldfish Counting Cards

Use the Goldfish Counting Cards along with the Goldfish snack to practice counting to numbers 1 to 10.

Goldfish Letter Matching

Practice identifying and matching uppercase and lowercase letters with the Goldfish letter matching game.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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