After School Snack Ideas: Weekly Menu Planning

Menu Planning for After School: Try These Snack Ideas

After School Snack Ideas don't have to be just chips or apples. There are a variety of easy to prepare items intended for breakfast that are ideal for after school snacking. Check your local Walmart freezer isle to find snacks kids will like that are easy to prepare and affordable. We're sharing weekly menu ideas that we used in our day care. Scroll down for a Free Weekly Menu Planner Printable.  Enjoy!

Free Printable After School Snack Ideas: Weekly Menu Planning
After School Snack Ideas: Weekly Menu Planning Free Printable.

Walmart is your place for Back to School prep.


When prepping the menus each week, we made sure that the menu included a dairy item, a fruit or vegetable, and a good source of protein. Often times, we combined a craft activity with the snack making edible art. All of the items in our menus are available at Walmart where you get great value for your money.

Sample Weekly Menu Plan

Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage on a Stick, Apple Slices, Milk

Yogurt Ice Cubes, Grapes, Cranberry Apple Juice

State Fair Corn Dogs, Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, White Grape Juice

The original corn dog of the Texas State Fair.

Rainbow Pudding Graham Sandwiches, Bananas, Milk

Jimmy Dean Sausage Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches with Apple Juice

Kids go all day with very little to eat. School lunches don't fill them up, and a lot of kids don't eat them anyway. When you can have a quick filling snack after school, your kids will be happier at homework time. Some kids may eat less at dinner, but you'll know they had a good source of protein after school- so you won't worry as much. A lot of kids are hungrier after a good quality snack, so they'll be ready for a healthy dinner.


Easy Breakfast Solutions

The Night Before Kindergarten*

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean®. The opinions and text are all mine.


Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.