Make your afterschool routine happier with a simple Homework Snack Station w/ free printable! Kids enjoy a healthy snack while they work on homework. This post was sponsored by DOLE® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I don’t know about your kids, but as soon as mine come in that door after school they are HANGRY! You know…angry due to hunger. Forget Homework or chores. If I don’t have a snack waiting for them, I might as well be facing the revolt squat.
I’ve learned to be prepared with an easy homework snack station. It’s really simple too and will make your evening go so much smoother! Simply find a small container and fill it with simple, easy to grab snacks that kids will love.
Create a Homework Snack Station
Your homework snack station can include
- Single portion bags of trail mix
- Fresh fruit
- Granola bars
- DOLE Mixations®
I love having the DOLE Mixations as part of our Homework Snack Station because they are so easy! They are shelf stable so I don’t have to worry about leaving them out on the counter in the homework snack station.
But also because they are non-GMO*, contain no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, are gluten free and rich in Vitamin C!
The DOLE Mixations are one-of-a-kind fruit fusions with imaginative combinations of smooth fruit sauces mixed with juicy chunks of real fruit. They come in four great flavors that kids love too!
- Apple-Strawberry Sauce with Dices of Apple
- Pineapple-Mango Sauce with Pineapple Pieces
- Peach-Apple Sauce with Pineapple Pieces
- Apple-Raspberry Sauce with Dices of Apple
The other reason why DOLE Mixations are great for the homework snack station is because they keep snack time mess-free with no liquid to splash or spill! That is because the fruit is in sauce, not syrup.
But they don’t just make a great homework snack. They are also really great for sending to school for lunches or handing out after a sporting event!
See, the packaging is pretty smart. See all that space on the lid? DOLE Mixations inventive packaging is designed to inspire creativity with lids that you can customize with fun designs and personal messages for your loved ones for an unexpected pick-me-up.
If you pack them in your kid’s lunch, you can leave them a loving note.
Giving them out to the sports team? Leave encouraging messages before the big game or praise after the game.
Or for this Homework snack station, you can leave encouraging messages to help the kids while they do their homework.
Now put your Homework Snack station together. Simply print out a free Homework snack station printable.
Print it on stock paper, cut it out and tape it onto your snack basket. There are two on each page so you can put one on each side of the basket, or you can put together 2 baskets.
Next, fill your basket with your favorite DOLE Mixations and plastic spoons to make grabbing a snack super easy!
Add in additional snacks that your kids enjoy.
Now place the basket next to your Homework station. Or on a counter where it is easy for the kids to reach when they come home from school.
And that is it! Simple as that you now have a homework snack station!
Your kids can now come home, grab a snack, grab a pencil, and then get busy on their homework.
Which DOLE Mixations flavor will you be adding to your Homework Snack Station?
* No genetically modified (or engineered) ingredients.