Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Take It To The Edge with Simple & Healthy Rocket Ship Snacks { #VBS #KidMin #FCBlogger}

Ah, Summer... Time at the pool, vacations, theme parks, barbecues...and for many of you, VBS! I know when I was a kid, it was certainly a highlight of mine! Getting together with friends, learning fun new songs, arts and crafts...what was not to love?

Recently, I shared with all of you a super fun lesson and craft that was ideal for Vacation Bible School. You can check that out here. But, I know one of my favorite parts of VBS had to be refreshments!  Typically a quick look at the typical refreshment table would probably show a lot of sweets... and of course, the kids love that! But as a mom, I'd certainly prefer some less-sugary options as well! So that's what I set out to create. Instead I created some super fun themed snacks that are both healthy AND fun- and perfect for your space themed event (like the To The Edge VBS theme!). Take a look:

Star Sandwiches.

You will need:

  • Bread
  • Sandwich Filling (Peanut butter is super easy and a kid favorite, but please be mindful if there are any peanut allergies in your group. Ham or turkey are also great options, though you may find you will need toothpicks to hold them together a little better!)
  • Star Shaped Cookie Cutter

  1. Make your sandwiches, just as you normally would!
  2. Use a cookie cutter to cut into desired shape. I have found metal cookie cutters work best on sandwiches! To get the most out of your supplies, try to get as many stars out of each sandwich as possible... for larger cutters you may only be able to get one. (My kid loves eating the 'scraps' as well... another way to reduce the waste!)
  3. If using meat, insert a fun toothpick into the center to keep your sandwiches together. Peanut butter will stay together on it's own!
  4. Dispay and enjoy!
These simple sandwiches are the perfect size for little hands and much more filling than sugary snacks!

Next up, we wanted to go with something sweet, but still healthy! Fruit is a great way to do this! This is also great for those like my daughter who are gluten free and tend to get left out of the fun treats!!

Rocket Ships Fruit Kabobs.

You will need:

  • Fruit of Choice (Think of fruits that are easy to cut into shapes- watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc. as well as small fruits/berries like grapes and blueberries.)
  • Skewers.
  • Knife.

  1. First up, wash and cut your fruit. You will need a variety of shapes- lots of squares and rectangles, and of course triangles for the tip. 
  2. Star adding your fruit to your skewer, starting with the triangle at the tip. The goal is to have your kabob resemble a rocket ship, so keep adding fruit until you've accomplished that look. 
  3. Enjoy!

Rocket Fuel Water Bottles.

Finally, the most important part- keeping the kids hydrated! We're keeping up with the idea healthy snacking options and sticking with water, but that doesn't mean we cannot have fun with it! I created this super fun 'Rocket Fuel' label to go along with our theme! Simply download and print, and tape around your existing water bottles. Super easy!

And there you have it, fun and healthy snacks perfect for VBS (or any space themed event)! For more great VBS snack and craft ideas, be sure to check out this great Pinterest board from Family Christian:

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And be sure to check out Family Christian for ALL your Vacation Bible School needs! 'To The Edge' is just one of many great themes available:

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Do you have more fun rocket ship themed snack ideas? What theme is your VBS this year and how do you plan to incorporate it into your refreshments? How can Family Christian help YOU have the ultimate VBS experience?


  1. I love this cute idea of the rocket ship water (space fuel) and the stars on the fruit kabobs. Too cute!

  2. Such a fun snack idea! And perfect for the space theme VBS.

  3. These looks like really fun snacks for my son and I to make together at home.


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