A cute healthy Easter snack for kids
I’ve had a dozen different ideas for creative cute kid snacks for Easter and spring, but all of them revolved around chicks and bunnies and spring flowers, with nothing reflecting why Easter is my absolute favorite day of the year, that Jesus is ALIVE! I did a Google search for religious Easter snacks and found a few ideas but no healthy Easter snacks. However after seeing a few variations on these empty tomb treats, I decided to try making a simple and healthy version from pineapple, and it turned out great!
How to make a pineapple empty tomb snack for Easter
This cute Easter snack is ridiculously simple. You can make eight of them in about 10 minutes! All you need are:
- 1 pineapple
- a sharp knife
- an empty baby food jar
- He is Risen flags (free printable!)
Start with a whole pineapple. I get them for $2-3 at Costco.
Cut the top and bottom off of the pineapple.
Slip the knife into the pineapple and begin slicing away the peel, rotating as you go. Make sure you have a really sharp knife, dull knives are dangerous knives!
Eventually you should cut all the way around, removing the peel in one large sheet.
Slice your column of pineapple into eight rounds.
Use the empty baby food jar like a cookie cutter to make the opening and stone for the tomb. Don’t cut it right in the center, but a little toward the bottom of your circle.
Slice off the bottom 1/4 of the circle.
Break a toothpick in half and poke it through the back if the arch.
Attach the pineapple “stone” to the toothpick. Use a little tape to attach a flag to a toothpick and plant it in the top of the pineapple “tomb”.
Educational kid snack
I really love snacks that teach (like the B is for Butterfly snack). I found that this empty tomb snack was a fun way to teach Corban about what Easter means to me.
Our church has three crosses in the parking lot, which he points at and says “Jesus die”. So I explained that Jesus died on a cross, and they put his body in a cave (he understands caves as he saw a raccoon come out of one and now looks for raccoons in every dark hole he sees), but on the third day his body was gone and the cave was empty because Jesus is alive.
He now thinks Jesus hangs out with raccoons, but hey, it’s possible right? Either way, Corban loved the story time and devoured the pineapple.
We are really looking forward to this Easter as there will be FOUR little cousins at our family gathering. I will definitely have to bring some of these cute little empty tomb snacks to share.
- 1 whole pineapple
- Slice the top and bottom off the pineapple.
- Carefully slice around the pineapple, removing the peel in one large sheet.
- Slice the column of pineapple into 8 circles.
- Use a baby food jar or round cookie cutter to cut a hole slightly below the center of the pineapple circle. Save the small circle you cut out for the stone rolled to the side.
- Cut off the bottom 1/4 of the pineapple ring.
- Break a toothpick in half and poke it through the back of the ring on one side. Attach the small circle of pineapple to the toothpick on the front of the pineapple ring.
- Tape a flag to the top of a toothpick and plant it in the top of the ring. Stand the ring upright on a plate.
- You can repeat steps 4-7 to make up to eight snacks.
Approximate cost/serving: The most I ever spend on a pineapple is $3. Sometimes I get them as cheap as $1! This costs me about 40 cents each max.
Vegetarian/Gluten Free: This is both and vegan too.
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