Put together a kid-friendly Charcuterie Board for your next party! This holiday charcuterie board for kids will be a highlight at any party, you might even find the adults grazing on this appetizer board! A snack board is a great way to get picky eaters to try new foods, too.
Check out these 50 kid-friendly charcuterie board ideas!
What makes a great charcuterie board
A good charcuterie board is PACKED with different flavors, textures, and colors and is overflowing with snack foods. The same is true for charcuterie boards for kids!
This festive holiday grazing board is packed with lots of kid-friendly snacks, and I will give you ideas for more snack tray ideas for kids, whether you're putting together a snack tray for the holidays, or a fun charcuterie lunch for the kids.
It doesn't matter whether you use a cute wooden board to put this together, or simply a large plate, kids will love this either way!
And since this blog is all about overcoming picky eating, I can't forget to mention that serving food in a fun, no-pressure way, such as a fun snacking tray, is a GREAT way for picky eaters to be exposed to new foods and see that it's okay to have those foods on the same plate as their favorite foods.
Holiday charcuterie board for kids
This board has a combination of healthy snacks and indulgent treats - the perfect balance for the holidays!
On this board we have:
- Strawberries, halved
- Cherry tomatoes
- Celery stalks, cut in thirds
- Baby carrots, sliced in half lengthwise
- Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus (such as Sabra)
- Red, Green, and White sprinkles
- Sliced turkey pepperoni
- Sliced deli turkey
- Sliced deli ham
- Mild salsa
- Holiday Tortilla Chips (I used El Sabroso Holiday Tortilla Chips)
- Clubhouse crackers
- Pretzel slims
- Little Debbie Christmas Tree Brownies
- Colby jack cheese snack bars
To put this together:
- Spoon the salsa and the chocolate hummus into small bowls. Place on the left and right side of the board. Unwrap the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Brownies from clear wrapper, and place in the middle, left, and right on the board. Roll up turkey and ham, and place above the middle brownie.
- Place the snack cheese slices to the right of the middle brownie, and place the pepperoni to the left of the middle brownie, making sure to overlap the pepperoni slices. Place club crackers to the left of the deli meat slices, and celery to the right. Begin filling in the side of the bowl of salsa with the holiday tortilla chips, and carrots. Fill in the side of the bowl of chocolate hummus with strawberries and pretzel slims. Lastly, place cherry tomatoes randomly all over board for little pops of color. Enjoy!
Other ideas for kids charcuterie boards:
- Grapes, halved
- Clementines (peeled and separated into wedges)
- Dried fruit, such as dried cherries or cranberries
- Freeze-dried fruit, such as strawberries
- Thinly sliced cucumbers
- Sliced bell peppers
- Sugar snap peas
- Pita chips
- Sliced pita
- Pop corn (if your kids are old enough!)
- Roasted chickpeas
- Other kinds of cheese, such as provolone, mild cheddar, mozzarella
- String cheese
- Mini pepperoni slices
- Prosciutto (it's actually less processed than a lot of deli meat!)
- Goldfish crackers (of course!)
- Ritz crackers
- Dino nuggets (always!)
- Trail mix
- Rice cakes (check out these adorable rice cake reindeer snacks!)
- Veggie straws
- Root vegetable chips
- M&Ms (holiday-colored, because why not?!)
- Hershey's kisses
- Mini marshmallows
- Trail mix
- Fruit snacks
- Christmas pretzels
- Mini cookies
- Mini muffins
Dips and spreads:
- Cheesecake dip (such as this key lime cheesecake dip)
- Vanilla yogurt
- Peanut fruit dip
- Tzatziki (a yogurt dip)
- Ketchup or BBQ sauce (because, kids)
As you can see, ANY favorite kids snack would work! Kids are a lot less judgy than us adults and will appreciate seeing all their favorite treats on one charcuterie board!
To put together an epic charcuterie board for kids, just pick a few items from every category and start piling them up on a board, tray, or platter!
Make sure to double check whether any young babies or toddlers are going to have access to this tray, and if yes, please cut the pieces small enough to make it safe for them, or only use baby-safe foods for this appetizer tray. And of course, find out about any food allergies your guests might have!
Are you planning on making a charcuterie board for your kiddos? I would LOVE to see a picture of it! Please please take a picture and tag me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK. You can find me at @highchairchronicles on both. I love seeing your creations!
Looking for other holiday ideas for kids?
- Printable holiday placemats
- DIY pom pom ornaments - Christmas sensory activity
- Printable Christmas activity sheets for toddlers and preschoolers
- Printable Christmas sensory activity for young toddlers
- Rudolph rice krispies treats
- Christmas pretzels
- 15 FUN gifts for toddlers
- Gift ideas for picky eater toddlers and their parents
- Easy Christmas tree craft
- 25 Ways to give as a family
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