Tea Time Snacks for Kids of All Ages

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Want to add a touch of whimsy to snacks? Looking to enjoy a little tea party with your peeps? Try a few of these tea time snacks for kids of all ages.

Tea Time Snacks for Kids| Life as Mom - Want to add a touch of whimsy to snacks? Looking to enjoy a little tea party with your peeps? Try a few of these tea time snacks for kids of all ages.

Tea Time Snacks for Kids

One of my few regrets from our trip to London is that we didn’t enjoy afternoon tea like we’ve read about in books or seen in movies. You can bet that it’s top on my list for when we return to the UK.

However, while we haven’t had the “real deal”, that’s not to say that the FishFam doesn’t enjoy a few tea time snacks. My girls are forever throwing tea parties with tea time snacks they cook up themselves or — when I’m on my game — I surprise them with a treat or two to enjoy all together.

In fact, one of the things that I’m trying to work into our homeschool is Tuesday Tea Time. It’s not my idea; I got it from Brave Writer. It’s been hard to make it a regular thing, but I’m hoping to make it happen before the school year is out.

Whether YOU want to surprise your family this weekend with a little Valentine’s tea, host a fun tea party for friends, or work in poetry tea time to your homeschool, I’ve got you covered for tea time snacks. These are not only easy on the wallet and quick to make, they are also super FUN.

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Veggies with Ranch Dressing

Veggies with Ranch Dressing are a great way to get your kids to eat healthy tray. Make a large tray, like the one pictured, or assemble small platters for each child. Either way, they’re bound to gobble them down.

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Fruit Skewers

Fresh fruit threaded on skewers are perfect for a fancy snack or party fare. My kids LOVE assembling them. My guess is your kids will, too. Use frilly toothpicks if you want to make smaller portions.

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Tea Sandwiches

Tea Sandwiches are so cool! Something about the crusts being cut off and the whole thing stuck together with a toothpick makes it all taste better. You can make tea sandwiches as simple as PBJ or more complex with a tuna or chicken salad filling. These are herbed cream cheese with sliced cucumber. Be sure to use fun toothpicks!

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Maple Oat Heart Scones

We love scones at our house and these Maple Oat Heart Scones come together really quickly. You don’t need a cookie cutter, either. Just shape the cut triangles into hearts to add an extra bit of whimsy to the table.

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Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Homemade Chocolate Pudding assembled in small glass dishes with freshly whipped cream is so fun! It brings out the kid in all of us. This easy recipe comes together quickly with all real ingredients so it really is homemade. Perfect for tea time with kids!

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Cocoa Brownies

These Cocoa Brownies are just as easy to bake as a boxed mix. And it goes without saying that they are fun to cut into shapes. 😉

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Hot Cocoa

If you kids enjoy tea, by all means serve the real deal. If not, stir up a batch of this Stovetop Hot Cocoa for a sweet and tasty treat. Pull out the demitasse cups to make it extra special.

What are YOUR favorite tea time snacks?

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  1. What a fun idea to do weekly. We studied the Boston Tea Party last year and invited friends over that use the same curriculum and we had a tea party. We served little smokies with bbq, fruit, and little sandwiches. We also served hot tea and “Boston” tea which is sweet iced tea with a splash of cranberry juice. Homemade pudding- YUM! I ordered your latest cookbook and it should be arriving today or tomorrow. Can’t wait!

  2. My kids love Tea Time! In the winter we drink hot chocolate with scones and fruit. Tea time is when we do our bible study too so we get good food both spiritually and physically. 🙂

  3. Janet says

    When my girls were little their favorite tea time treat was chocolate dipped strawberries served with cinnamon raisin scones. They had as much fun dipping the strawberries as eating them.

  4. sarah says

    Great idea! I have a 4th grade daughter, and inviting her friends over for “tea time” would be a fun get-together.

    I may also plan a “tea time” for our family’s Valentine’s Day.

    It also helps me think more specifically about snack time with my kids after school, and planning so that I sit down and relax with them, rather than continuing my tasks while they eat.

  5. Fun ideas! I will have to revisit these!

    We call our afternoon snack “tea time” all the time and when I think of it, we do try to do the poetry part of it (my kids are little, so mostly Mother Goose). We go through spurts where every day for a week we’ll be festive and actually read, and then for a few weeks we’ll just eat a packaged snack while running errands.

    We like to make “milk tea” which is basically spiced chai milk. (no tea in it). We make a dry mix of powdered sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, (you can make a big batch), then stir it into some warm milk (just heated in microwave). It’s yummy and calcium filled, and I figure it’s less/equal to hot chocolate in terms of sugar. We have friends who live in Afghanistan who taught me the recipe/idea.

    -Trader Joe’s fruit bars (the ones like Nutri Grain bars) cut up into smaller pieces
    – string cheese or cheese slices + crackers
    – dried cranberries or dried cherries

  6. erica says

    When my kids were little we had tea time every afternoon. It was really just a planned snack with a title but it got us through the crazy hours until dinner especially since we ate at 7:30 when my husband got home.

  7. Priya says

    Great ideas for team time snacks!! You have inspired me to host one for my 5 years old and her friends.

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