This Kid-Friendly 4th of July Charcuterie Board is what my patriotic parties have been missing! So much of the time, when people bring appetizers and sides to cookouts (myself included), they bring things that adults would like and not necessarily all children would care for. I love that this snack board is child-friendly, easy to put together, and it looks festive, too!
How to Make a Kid-Friendly 4th of July Charcuterie Board
It’s quite easy to make this! First, gather lots of red, white and blue ingredients. You can customize these ideas to what your children like best!
Red White and Blue Ingredients
- Red – Red ingredients that kids like were pretty easy to find! I found red peppers, raspberries, watermelon, dried strawberries, pepperoni, apples, cherry tomatoes, and red licorice.
- White – For me, finding kid-friendly white ingredients was the easiest! I chose white chocolate covered pretzels, white cheddar cheese, yogurt raisins, Golden Oreos, cauliflower, aned white cheddar Cheez-Itz.
- Blue – To me, blue ingredients are the toughest to find a variety of. (Especially ones that kiddos like!) Even though some of what I have chosen aren’t technically blue (like the black berries and grapes), they’ll work just fine on the platter in the blue section. I also found blueberries and some blue gummy Swedish Fish! Lastly, I grabbed some red, white, and blue M&Ms, too!
Instructions for a Child-Friendly Patriotic Snack Board
First of all when making a Kid-Friendly 4th of July Charcuterie Board, it’s really helpful to have some star-shaped cookie cutters for projects like this. You can find an inexpensive set of different-sized stars on Amazon HERE. So, I decided to cut up all the things that could be star-shaped first. I chose to do that because I’m going to need to use the cookie cutters to hold the patriotic M&Ms next.
After I placed the M&M’s, I just filled in around it with everything red, white and blue! You could either keep all the red things together, etc., or you could just place the red, white, and blue all over intermingled on the Kid-Friendly 4th of July Charcuterie Board.
I chose to place the colors intermingled, because I didn’t have as many blue things as I did red or white.
After I placed all of the red, white, and blue ingredients on the Kid-Friendly 4th of July Charcuterie Board, I filled in with mini marshmallows and added some star-shapes to make the board look extra festive!
So, would you make one of these? I am sure your kiddos will love this idea just like mine did! And the best part is there’s no actual cooking involved- just arranging! Ha! Have a happy 4th of July and a wonderful rest of the summer!
More Kid-Friendly 4th of July Snack Ideas
- 4th of July Flag Rice Krispie Treats – Always a crowd favorite at my house!
- Flag Pretzels – My kids like to help make these, too!
- 4th of July Brownie Bites – Easy to grab and eat on the go while playing outside!
- Dried Strawberries
- Red Peppers
- Apples, Sliced
- White Cheddar Cheez-Its
- String Cheese
- Golden Oreos
- Yogurt Raisins
- White Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
- Blue Gummies
- Cut out cheese and watermelon with a star-shaped cookie cutter. Wash and dry the cookie cutter well.
- Place the star-shaped cookie cutters on the tray and fill with M&Ms.
- Fill in the tray with all of the different red, white, and blue foods!
- The amount of servings will depend on how large of a platter you design, as well as how old your children are. For example, a three year-old will consume significantly less than a 13 year-old.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g