Kid-Friendly Snacks for the Sukkah

Sukkot is almost here! It’s a time when we shake the etrog and lulav and invite guests over to spend time with us in our sukkahs.

This Sukkot, enjoy togetherness inside the sukkah by reading aloud a few of your favorite PJ Library books (along with a few tasty snacks!)


Since Sukkot takes place during the time of the harvest, it’s appropriate to enjoy such foods as fruits and vegetables.

As your family enjoys time together in sukkah (hopefully doing some reading aloud), you will need some tasty things to nosh. Here are a few healthy and easy-to-make snacks for you and your guests to enjoy:

Trail Mix

Homemade trail mix

Make a seasonal trail mix out of roasted pumpkin seeds, almonds, craisins, chocolate chips, and peanuts. If you have nut allergies in the family, swap the nuts for dry, roasted seeds, or mix cereal and dried fruit for an alternative trail mix.

"Ants on a Log"

Gourmet "Ants on a Log"

Since stuffed foods are typical on Sukkot, go ahead and “stuff” cream cheese, nut butter, or school-safe sun butter into celery for a healthy snack. Top with raisins or dried cranberries for a sweet addition.

Stuffed Tomatoes

Avocado stuffed tomatoes

If "Ants on a Log" aren't your thing, cut the tops off of tomatoes or hollow at cucumbers and stuff with tuna, avocado, rice, or chicken salad for a picnic favorite that fits Sukkot's "stuffed foods" theme.

Vegetables and Hummus

Healthy hummus plate

Cut up cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, or any other veggie favorites for dipping into hummus.


Edible Sukkah

image via Tori Avey

More adventurous families may want to make miniature edible sukkahs. Find a bunch of ideas for variations from savory to sweet on our Pinterest board