Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board – the perfect snack, easy lunch or dinner – even for picky eaters! Build your own in under 15 minutes.
This post really doesn’t require a recipe at all. In fact – my favorite thing about it is that the kids can design and assemble it themselves!
Just gather a variety of snacks, place them on a tray or platter and watch kids (large and small) dig in!
Kids Charcuterie Board with simple, no cook finger foods that even your pickiest eaters will gobble up.
It assembles in minutes – especially with the kids’ help and is a great way to feed them for backyard barbecues, pool parties, easy lunches, movie night or an after school snack.
Let’s face it – a charcuterie board is pretty much how kids eat anyway – a little bit of this, a bite of that.
An easy charcuterie board with their favorite foods becomes an epic charcuterie board.
WHAT GOES ON A KID FRIENDLY CHARCUTERIE BOARD?
Below you’ll find suggestions – use any fun foods your kids like that can be enjoyed at room temperature.
- cheese cubes or string cheese (cheddar or colby jack are good options) – cheese can even be cut in fun shapes
- different types of yogurt pouches
- peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (quartered)
- fresh fruits – strawberries, watermelon, canteloupe, grapes, orange sections
- applesauce cups
- fresh vegetables
- animal, goldfish or other fun kid crackers
- mini muffins
- deli meats like rolled salami or turkey
- candy corn (think fall)
- hershey kisses
- ranch or other dips
If you want something warm in cooler temps, chicken nuggets and pizza rolls would be a great addition.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE A KID FRIENDLY CHARCUTERIE BOARD:
Set out a tray or large board (multiple smaller boards will work too). Look around for what you already have around the house before buying something.
Gather the ingredients for your board. Wash (if needed) and prep the ingredients.
Add small bowls to the tray for dips and items that won’t stay contained. Ranch dressing is always a hit or this easy, healthy 3-ingredient fruit dip.
Add fresh fruits and vegetables. Baby carrots and sliced mini cucumbers are great for little ones. This is also a great time to get kids involved in meal-making.
Include one or two cheeses and meats you know the kids enjoy. Cheese sticks are a good option that can be cut in half or added whole to the board.
Last, include your kids’ favorite sweet treats then serve and enjoy!
WHEN TO SERVE A KIDS’ CHARCUTERIE BOARD:
There’s really no wrong time but in addition to the ones I mentioned above – backyard barbecues, pool parties, easy lunches or movie night – here are a few other ideas:
- Holiday party
- After school snack
- Birthday party
- Easy dinner
Fill the board with foods you already know the kids like – and – new foods you want to introduce them to (keeping food allergies in mind).
Sometimes simple ideas are the best ideas. Enjoy!
If you tried this Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board or any other on the blog then I hope you’ll leave a comment and star rating below!
Kid Friendly Charcuterie Board
- deli meats
- fresh fruit
- fresh vegetables
- sweet treats
- Arrange your selected ingredients to a large board or tray then serve!