Jammin' Pinwheel Sandwiches

This jammin' pinwheel sandwich is a hit in our house and such a simple snack for your child to make with minimal assistance. This healthy snack allows your child to work on their fine motor skills while they slice, spread, and roll!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Time to pull out your rolling pin, a child-friendly knife, and the snack ingredients. We used whipped cream cheese since it's a lot easier to spread.

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  • Step 2

    Have your child slice off the crust. They can use a child-friendly butter knife or cookie cutters work perfectly too.

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  • Step 3

    Let your child roll the bread flat a few times with the rolling pin. My daughter absolutely loved this part!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Next, spread the cream cheese across the entire bread slice. Let your child know that you notice them using careful hands while spreading. Kids get a kick out of doing important work!

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  • Step 5

    Then spread the jam. (We like to use the no-sugar added jam.)

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  • Step 6

    Once the cream cheese and jam are spread, have your child roll the bread lengthwise.

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  • Step 7

    Then have your child carefully slice the rolled-up bread into 1/2" pieces.

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  • Done!

    We used colorful toothpicks to hold the rolls in place. My daughter decided to use two toothpicks per piece, so although the toothpicks are optional, the toothpicks are a definite bonus for this snack. After I guided my five-year-old daughter with the snack preparation, she was able to make it on her own without any help. So these ingredients will definitely stay in my house for a future afternoon snack that my daughter can prepare on her own.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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