Delicious S’mores Snack Board (Camping Week)

New week, new study! This week we’re doing Camping Week. Camden went camping last week with Andrew, his grandma and his uncle, and he’s camping next weekend with Andrew and some friends. So he wanted to study camping and forests and marshmallows and fires, etc. We’re starting off with a S’mores Snack Board for fun!

Since Cam is 4 1/2, our units of study are a lighthearted fun introduction. My plan is to stick to the same studies next year – Apple Week, Fall Leaf Week, Camping Week, etc – but take them deeper, add more information, more math and science, etc.

S’mores Snack Board Ideas

To make the s’mores snack board, you just need different options for the graham cracker layer, the chocolate layer and the marshmallow layer. Here’s a list of ideas you can find at most grocery stores:

Graham Cracker Options:

  • graham crackers
  • cinnamon graham crackers
  • chocolate graham crackers
  • fudge striped cookies
  • Biscoff cookies
  • chewy chocolate chip cookies

Marshmallow Ideas:

  • pumpkin spice marshmallows
  • colored marshmallows
  • Smashmallow flavored marshmallows
  • homemade marshmallows

Chocolate Ideas:

  • milk chocolate bars
  • milk chocolate with almonds
  • cookies and cream bars
  • white chocolate bars
  • nutella spread
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • Ghiradelli filled squares (especially caramel!)

Once you’ve got all your options, open and arrange a few of each option on a board or snack tray. Lay roasted sticks next to or nearby the tray if the kids are old enough to roast their own marshmallows. We can’t have sticks within reach of the one year old, so ours are not next to it. Refill your tray as needed. I try not to open too much ahead of time, because once it’s open, it might get stale in the outdoor air if it’s not used.

Adding an Element of Learning to the S’mores Snack Board

Learning to choose from options, make your own shopping list and go grocery shopping are three important life skills. As a homeschooling mama, I love that our daily activities can help teach our children the things they’ll need to know to be functional adults.

So I showed Camden the list of options. I read them to him and had him circle 3 options in each category. Then he helped me write out a grocery list, and we went to the grocery store. Camden learned how to find the correct aisles and look for all the options he wanted.

He could have helped me check out too – he does that fairly often anyway – but Meijer has their mechanical horse, Sandy, right in front of the self checkout and Camden can’t ever pass up a free ride for good behavior!

To Use the S’mores board: Indoor Vs. Outdoor

This S’mores snack board is perfect to take camping. Just take the ingredients and a tray, and it’s simple to set up. You can set it up charcuterie style, like I’m showing, or you can just lay out lines of each option to make grabbing what you want simple.

We use this snack board idea when we go camping, when we make s’mores around the firepit at home, or in the winter when he make indoor s’mores in the microwave. It works for any and all options. I’ve heard you can even do s’mores in the air fryer! We’ll try that this winter.

A Book and a Snack

We read The Life of a S’mores by Kris Taft Miller. This cute book celebrates differences through the enjoyable life of s’mores and all it’s delicious parts.

I also let Camden watch ‘Blippi Goes Camping and Makes S’mores.’ As we watched, he kept comparing how Blippi camps and make s’mores to how he does, which was a great conversation about how people camp differently.

Check Out All the Camping Week Activities:

  • S’mores Snack Board
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