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If you haven't heard it is football season around these parts and some youngsters are more excited than their parents.

Something about Scott Frost making everyone feel hopeful this year. I hope I don't get kicked out of the state for saying this but I am more in it for the food and camaraderie than the actual game. If you invite me to your game day party I promise to bring some tasty food.

While hot wings and spicy guacamole may not be every child's favorite snacks, we can get them excited about the food by giving them the job of making some to share. After all, the food and camaraderie are some of the best parts of game day.

You and your littles can make this at home to bring to the next game day party OR (call me crazy) if you're hosting a party you could pull aside all the kids and have them help you make some snacks while the game is happening or during halftime.

I picked out a few of my children's favorites like string cheese, salami, and grapes. If you want them to eat it you need to work with what they like. You could wrap ham around pickles and skewer apple slices with slices of cheddar, whatever works for you. It doesn't matter to me what you're using as long as it is something that excites your child(ren) to help in the kitchen.

I hope this brings families a season full of tasty snacks. Go Big Red!

What you need:

  • A variety of string cheese or cheese sticks
  • Salami or other favorite deli meat
  • Grapes or other favorite fruit or vegetable
  • Large toothpicks or cocktail skewers

How to assemble:

  1. With supervision have your child cut a few cheese sticks in half, these are to be wrapped with the salami or other deli meat. Then have your child cut a few of the cheese sticks into 1⁄2 inch long "wheels" these will be used for the cheese and fruit (or vegetable) skewers.
  2. With the half sticks wrap one piece of deli meat around the cheese and secure with a large toothpick or cocktail skewer.

  3. For the fruit and cheese skewers alternate cheese and fruit until the skewer is filled.
  4. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Jamie Gates

Parent Blogger and Recipe Creator

Jamie is the creator, recipe developer, and photographer behind The Kitchenarium. She is a wife, mother to four, coffee drinker, cookie baker, PTA/PTO mom, and a modern Tupperware lady. Jamie first started publishing recipes online in 2007. When she's not working Jamie enjoys hosting all day brunch parties, hiking with her family, trying a new-to-her local restaurant, or binge reading a new book. ...

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