One of the first things that you learn early on about being a parent is that kids love snacks. They heart them so much that they’d probably be happy living on snacks and snacks alone (especially since they've been stuck in the house). But between your work-from-home and homeschool duties, you can't be jumping up to slice apples every five minutes. That's why you need to find some kid-friendly snacks to make ahead of time during the pandemic, preferably making use of the many pantry staples that you might already have on hand.
Let it be said that there can never, ever be too many snacks in your home. (Even so, it always seems like your kid wants the one thing that you don’t have on hand.) But these kid-friendly snacks offer everything from sweet to savory to crunchy to chewy, so there's something to appeal to your child’s discerning (read: picky) palate no matter what they're craving. You can make most of these snacks either the night before or in the morning for the day ahead. And if you want to sneak in a homeschooling lesson, include your kid in the preparation: measuring out ingredients, following recipes... that's math and reading comprehension right there! Home Economics 101 is in session.