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Snacks : Beach & Ocean

Also see: summer, ocean life

Sand Dollars
added 3-28-99
Original Author Unknown

Spread peanut butter on round crackers. Sprinkle "sand" (actually Parmesan cheese and wheat germ) on top.

Beach snack added 3-28-99 Original Author Unknown

A neat Beach theme Idea is to make some blue Jell-o and put some on each child's plate. Also put graham cracker crumbs on the other side of the plate (for the beach) have some gummy fish, sharks etc... lifesavers , peanuts for sunbathers etc and let the kids create their own beach scene that they can then eat.

Mermaid Potion added 3-28-99 Original Author Unknown

Freeze ice cubes made with water and one drop of blue food coloring per cube.
Use warm water to prepare powdered lemonade drink mix and add one 12 oz. can of warm lemon lime soda pop. Add 8 drops of yellow food coloring to the lemonade/soda pop mix.
Pour lemonade/soda pop mix into a clear plastic glass and drop in one or two blue ice cubes and stir.

Ocean Eats added 11-9-98 Submitted by: jiannyiliu@

Use a graham cracker cover with blue icing and put gold fish crackers and gummy sharks on it!

Banana Boat Salad added 6-19-00 Original Author Unknown

Need:  Bananas, jam or jelly, cottage cheese, lettuce, and cherries.

Peel a banana and use a plastic knife to cut the banana in half lengthwise. Place the banana on the lettuce leaves in a bowl.  Top it with cottage cheese, jam, and a cherry.

Sailboat Sandwiches added 6-19-00 Original Author Unknown

These clever snacks, filled with tuna and topped with a Cheddar cheese sail, carry on the seaside theme.

Crescent dinner rolls, Tuna salad, Cheddar cheese, Toothpicks

Slice the tops off the rolls and hollow them out. Fill the rolls with the tuna salad or any other filling. Slice the cheese into rectangles about 1/2 inch thick and cut the rectangles on the diagonal to make triangles. Insert a toothpick into each triangle to make little sails.

Ocean Blue Vanilla Milkshakes added 6-26-00 Original Author Unknown

Need: (for each milkshake) 3/4 c vanilla ice cream, blue food coloring, 1/4 c 2% milk,  ice cream scoop, tall plastic container for mixing ,big spoon small, clear drinking glasses drinking straws (this would be a good time to use fishy straws) 

For each milkshake, place 2 or 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream in you tall plastic container. Let the ice cream sit in your plastic container for about 10 minutes at room
temp. Next, have the children put 1 or 2 drops of blue food coloring into the ice cream and then pour in about one quarter cup of milk. Have the kids use a big spoon to gently stir all of the ingredients together. You may need to add a little more ice cream or a bit more milk, depending on the consistency of your milk shake. Pour your milkshake into a small, clear, drinking glass.   

Beach Cups added 2-24-01 Submitted by: Nicki Maier

Using a see-thru plastic cups, layer with vanilla pudding w/ a few drops of blue food color, enough to make it a light sky blue. Mix in some gummy fish/ sharks. Next layer is the "sand", made of crushed Nilla wafers. Layer pudding again and follow with another layer of "sand", top off with an umbrella stick.

Beach Walk Snack added 7-8-01 Original Author Unknown

Pretend that you are walking on the beach and these are the things you find! In a large plastic bag or bowl, mix together the following:

pretzels (driftwood)
fish-shape crackers
chocolate chips (beach pebbles)
chow mein noodles (seaweed)
cereal (life preservers)
bits of dried fruit (shells and coral)
Place a handful of the seaside Mixture in little baggies for each child.

Island Cookies added 6-22-02 Original Author Unknown

Need: refrigerated sugar cookie and chocolate cookie dough, blue dye

In the sugar dough, add blue food dye. Make sugar cookies on baking sheet as usual. Press a small ball of chocolate cookie dough into center of blue sugar dough. Bake as usual. It will look like a chocolate cookie island on the blue ocean cookie!


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