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There are millions of things that goes through my head when it’s time for the kids to head back school: What type of teacher would they get? How much homework would she give them? Should I sign up as a parent volunteer? Would this be the year I finally take on an active role in the PTA? Then, of course, there is the what are they going to have for lunch, after school snack ideas, etc.

After School Snack Ideas the Kids Will Love

If you’re like most parents, you’re also dreading having to come up with snack ideas for after school activities. There is nothing worse than coming home from school to an empty pantry.

It’s a bittersweet time for me, and I’m having a time embracing the fact that summer is drawing to an end. We finally went shopping for school uniforms yesterday, so I’m slowly wrapping my head around the fact that they have to head back. As much as I’m excited about the girls to make new friends and learn new things. I’m probably not looking forward to the hectic mornings and crazy after school activities. I know, I’m not the only one.

Come Fall my girls have a full roster, as of right now we have swimming, music, soccer, and whatever else that pique their interest. That means a few days a week; we will be making a mad dash for some wholesome snacks. One of their favorites is Lance Snacks. It’s a win for all of us because it’s a brand we enjoy. Their baked crackers have whole grains and fiber which keeps the kids fuller longer.

If you remembered last year, I shared some tips for surviving busy school mornings, and those tips were instrumental in us having a good school year. Today, I have some quick after school snack ideas for kids on the go.

Tips on Creating After School Snacks Ideas the Kids Will Love

Learn From Past Experiences – If I learned anything, last year is that my five-year-old doesn’t like my stuffed celery no matter how I tried to decorate it. She wasn’t interested. This year I’ve decided to remove it from our snack repertoire and instead offer items she enjoys.

Snack Ideas the Kids Will Love

Have Some Varieties – My girls love to nibble on a few snacks, so I make sure I’ve options for them to pick from. That means a few of our favorite Lance Snacks – Lance ToastChee, Toasty, Whole Grain, Gluten Free Sandwich Crackers, some fruits, and a few vegetables.

Snack Ideas the Kids Will Love choices

Plan Ahead – Now that I know what the girls like. It’s easy to buy items in bulk, so we are always ready. Nothing I hate more than reaching into the pantry only to discover that we’ve polished off the last box of crackers. To avoid these moments, I buy a few of their snacks in bulk, making sure to keep track and replenish when we are running low.

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Keep Them Hydrated – For us, that means water or whatever else the kids love at the moment.

These tips have helped us along these past few years, and I hope it comes in handy for you as well.

After School Snack Ideas

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If you have a favorite after school snack idea. Please share it, by leaving a comment below.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. However, all opinions are mine.


Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!



  1. Susan Christy

    August 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I want to try the Nekot Cookies.

  2. shelly peterson

    August 23, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I want to try the Jalapeño Cheddar on Captain’s Wafers® Cracker Sandwiches.

  3. Betsy Barnes

    August 23, 2016 at 1:20 am

    I am excited to try the Lance Peanut Butter on Whole Grain. 🙂

  4. Ellie Wright

    August 23, 2016 at 1:23 am

    I’m excited to try the Grilled Cheese on Captain’s Wafers

  5. Cheryl B

    August 23, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I want to try the peanut butter on whole wheat flavor.

  6. Julie Wood

    August 23, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I want to try the Cream Cheese and Chives on Captain Wafers.

  7. Mami2jcn

    August 23, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I’d like the whole grain peanut butter crackers.

  8. Elena

    August 23, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I want to try the peanut butter cracker sandwiches

  9. Kristen

    August 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I’d like to try the Gold-n-Chees.

  10. Jessica To

    August 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I want to try the Lance Vanilla Crème cookies.

  11. Dana Rodriguez

    August 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    I want to try the peanut butter and honey Captain Wafers!

  12. Mary Cloud

    August 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I’d love to try the Jalapeno Cheddar Captain’s Wafers

  13. pu ye

    August 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I want to try the Cream Cheese and Chives on Captain Wafers

  14. Steve Weber

    August 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I want to try the Lance Vanilla Crème cookies.

  15. Will G

    August 23, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The Neskot’s look good!

  16. natasha lamoreux

    August 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I would love to try the peanut butter or the sour cream and chive flavors.

  17. Elle

    August 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I am excited to try the Toasty peanut butter crackers.

  18. Natalie

    August 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I want to try the Lance cheddar sandwiches on whole grain.

  19. Lauren

    August 23, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I would like to try the Pizza BOLDS.

  20. Laurie Nykaza

    August 24, 2016 at 1:44 am

    GLUTEN FREE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH CRACKER my son loves these and he has Celiacs I would love to try the Lance Vanilla Creme cookies

  21. Leslie

    August 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    The mesquite bbq peanuts sound delicious!

  22. Bridgett Wilbur

    August 24, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I want to try the peanut butter ones. They sound so good.

  23. Jeanna

    August 24, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I’m excited to try the Lance® Toastchee® with real Peanut Butter!

  24. Lori Jackson

    August 24, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I would love to try the Grilled Cheese on Captain’s Wafers or the Pizza bolds!

  25. Rachel

    August 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    My favorite flavor of Lance snacks is the grilled cheese on captain’s wafers.

  26. Laurajj

    August 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Oh I would love to try the Gluten Free Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers! Those look so good!

  27. Trisha Burgess

    August 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    The cream cheese and chives sound good to me!

  28. Christina A.

    August 25, 2016 at 3:25 am

    I would love to try the Whole Grain and Cheese Lance Crackers!

  29. Melissa Storms

    August 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I would most like to try the Nekot peanut butter cookies, they sound delicious.

  30. Sarah Hall

    August 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I love the Toast Chee peanut butter crackers.

  31. Francine Anchondo

    August 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Jalapeno Cheddar Captain’s Wafers

  32. kjasus

    August 25, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    i love the peanut butter crackers

  33. Dawn Monroe

    August 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    I’d like to try the cream cheese with chives. My family already likes the toasted peanut butter.

  34. Kelly D

    August 25, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I like the cracker sandwiches with cheddar cheese.

  35. Taylor Closet

    August 26, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I’m excited to try the cream cheese and chives, cracker sandwiches.

  36. Tracie Cooper

    August 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I would love to try the Bold Pizza flavor!

  37. Lawanna

    August 26, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Cashews. I’d like to try their nut packs. Haven’t seem them in the grocery store. Now I’ll have to look :)>

  38. Lisa Brown

    August 27, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I want to try the peanut butter cracker sandwiches

  39. Janet W.

    August 27, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I’m excited to try the Peanut Butter & Honey on Captain’s Wafers cracker sandwiches!

  40. Thomas Murphy

    August 27, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I want to try the buffalo wing blue cheese cracker sandwiches.

  41. Jill Rivera

    August 27, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Toastchee cracker is the lance brand product I want to try.

  42. Mendy Dinsmore

    August 27, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I love the Peanut Better & Honey on Captain Wafers

  43. LaTanya

    August 28, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I like the nekot crackers

  44. Birdiebee

    August 28, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I would love to try the Buffalo Wing Blue Cheese crackers.

  45. janetfaye

    August 28, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    I would lie to try Lance® Reduced Fat Toastchee® Cracker Sandwiches.

  46. Ty

    August 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I would love to try the cream cheese and chive flavor.

  47. Deborah G.

    August 30, 2016 at 12:23 am

    I love their crackers so I’d like to try the Bolds Bacon Cheddar crackers.

  48. Tina Bartunek

    August 30, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I would love to try the Bolds™ Bacon Cheddar cracker sandwiches.

  49. Allison Swain

    August 30, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I’d like to try the Whole Grain Peanut Butter flavor.

    Thanks for the chance to win this

  50. Tabathia B

    August 31, 2016 at 10:14 am

    the vanilla cream cookies

  51. Sarah Mayer

    August 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I want to try the peanut butter ones.

  52. Angela Saver

    August 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I am most excited to try LANCE® PEANUT BUTTER ON WHOLE GRAIN! Thanks for the chance at this!

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