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What do you feed them on school pick-up?

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NoBrainer Wed 21-Sep-11 16:59:20

I'm looking for ideas of easy things to give my boys when they come out of school and are starving! If I turn up with fruit they moan! They are 7 and 4, but it also needs to be suitable for their 17 month old brother as well. Sweets obviously always go down well but I don't want them to expect them every time they come out as feel it should be an occasional treat. They always have fruit and crisps or fruit flakes in their lunchbox so I'm looking for other ideas.


CandiceMariePratt Wed 21-Sep-11 19:20:51

Popcorn goes down well with my lot

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Wed 21-Sep-11 19:23:50

I give mine a chocolate chip brioche or a small sandwich. Never fails to amaze me how ravenous they can be right after school.

TotemPole Wed 21-Sep-11 19:23:58

It depends how long until their tea.

If you want something substantial to keep them going for a couple of hours, half/quarter sandwiches/bagels, or a few crackers each with cheese or ham and a bit of cucumber.

NoBrainer Wed 21-Sep-11 23:16:40

Thanks for ideas! Anyone got any more??

LalalalalalaSummerHoliday Wed 21-Sep-11 23:19:29

Malt loaf. They're happy to tear it apart and eat lumps.
Hot cross buns or tea cakes go down well too.
Pancakes (if you're English you might call these Scotch Pancakes, but I'm Scottish, so I call them pancakes!)

NoBrainer Thu 22-Sep-11 00:32:49

Yes malt loaf and hot x buns are good ones ta! Mine like those. Not tried them on the pancakes, might give it a go.

dreamingofsun Thu 22-Sep-11 09:48:27

i'm obviously a cruel mother as i would let them have fruit and ignore their moaning. could they choose the type of fruit?

TobyLeWolef Thu 22-Sep-11 12:34:19

Meh. I offer them fruit. If they don't want it, they're not that hungry.

NoBrainer Thu 22-Sep-11 12:52:33

True - I'm obviously a bit of a pushover! hmm

misdee Thu 22-Sep-11 12:54:10

i dont.

they can have fruit when they get in the house, but they wont starve on the 10min walk home from school.

NormalServiceWillResumeShortly Thu 22-Sep-11 12:56:46


I collect dc1 (7) at 3.30, then straight in car to collect dc2 (4) at just after 4, then back hoe by 4.15/4.20ish. tea is at about 5, and they are perfectly able to wait until then.

they seem to be surviving so far...

workshy Thu 22-Sep-11 12:57:00

are you meaning at the school gates or when you get them home?

mine have to wait till they get in, can have fruit or yoghurt and if they don't want it they obviously aren't hungry and can wait until tea at 5.30!

scabbysnake Thu 22-Sep-11 13:49:53

i take different things depending on what i have in, couple of crackers with cheese between, wrap with soft cheese and grated carrot, carrot scone, fruit, homemade flapjack.

Herecomesthesciencebint Thu 22-Sep-11 22:02:26

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