Inside: Let’s make simple Christmas Snack Boards for Kids! I’ll show you how to make a Christmas Eve Charcuterie Board and a Christmas Morning Breakfast board.
Today I’m sharing an easy way to create a little bit of Christmas magic for kids, without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
Last holiday season was the first time I tried making these boards and it instantly became a family favorite.
This is a simple tradition to do year after year with toddlers and little ones.
Mom to Mom: One lesson I’ve personally had to learn over the years is that when it comes to celebrating holidays, not everything needs to be made from scratch.
Cooking and baking from scratch doesn’t necessarily make the occasion more special or memorable.
It doesn’t mean everyone has more fun.
I love to have my kids in the kitchen with me and I love to cook and bake, however, at the holidays it all feels like a lot.
I’ve learned that my kids have just as much fun decorating store-bought gingerbread men as they do homemade gingerbread men.
Sometimes the magic and memories are just in being together.
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How do you make a simple Charcuterie board for kids?
To make my snack boards, I used an extra large cutting board, instead of a special Charcuterie board.
I wrapped the cutting board in butcher’s paper from the regular grocery store for easy cleanup, but you could of course place everything directly on the board.
To make the Christmas snack board, consider:
- What foods do they like?
- Which foods are easy to eat for kids?
- Will the food stay fresh sitting out?
I knew I wanted it to be like a “grazing” board – where everyone could just stop and grab something to eat as we played and watched movies, so I kept the options simple, and most importantly, took some help from the store.
And you don’t have to be an expert to design a Charcuterie board!
Get the kids involved and have fun with it.
Best Christmas Snack Boards for Kids
These 2 simple ideas are your new go-to holiday tradition!
Christmas Eve Snack Board
Here’s what’s on the board:
- Store-bought gingerbread men
- Christmas M&M cookies
- Olaf pizzas (instructions below)
- Chick-Fil-A nuggets (or use any store-bought nuggets) & ketchup
- Homemade chex mix (I made this a few days before!)
- Grinch skewers (green grapes, bananas, strawberries, mini marshmallows)
The idea for these fun pizzas came from this Disney Merry Christmas Cookbook.
I used Naan bread circles (sold near the deli section). Using a round cookie cutter, I cut out the center and then also made pizza “wreaths” from the outer circle (shown above & below).
Christmas Morning Breakfast Board
This breakfast board is the perfect thing to have out on the kitchen table or coffee table while everyone opens up presents!
While the kids helped me assemble the Christmas Eve Snack Board, I put together this breakfast board before they woke up since I knew everyone would be hungry but also eager to open gifts!
Here’s what’s on the board:
- Mini bagels & cream cheese (plain & strawberry)
- Apples, grapes, bananas, & strawberries
- Hard-boiled eggs & bagel seasoning
- Reindeer donuts (chocolate glazed donuts, pretzels, frosting & mini chocolate chips, red M&Ms)
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