Looking for a quick way to make school morning breakfasts more fun? Check out these 10 fun toast breakfasts for kids for inspiration, perfect for turning around a bad morning.
I have this weird thing with toast. When I was a kid, my mom always made it when we had stomach aches – unless we were getting it as a side at the diner, it was the only time we ever really ate real toast. For most of my life, the smell of toast made be think of being sick. Thankfully, I seemed to have grown out of it – which is perfect since it’s such a perfect quick breakfast.
Ryan loves any and all carbs – especially bread. When you top it with some of his favorites, he’s more than thrilled to eat toast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (And snacks, as well.) I know he’s not the only bread obsessed kiddo – from toddlers to teens, who can say no to bread covered in good stuff? Oh, and make it fun? No contest.
Here’s the thing, I always wanted to be that mom who made every meal perfect and kid friendly and fun – until I had kids. And I realized that all of those gorgeous kid’s plates took an unGodly amount of time and these days I have a hangry toddler on my leg and a clingy infant on my hip – ain’t nobody making bento boxes living like that.
Which is why I am so excited to share with you all these 10 fun and easy breakfast toasts for kids! Each took me less than 2 minutes to put together and I know would be a hit on those busy back to school mornings.
10 Fun Toast Breakfasts for Kids
What you’ll need:
Bread – I used an ‘extra grainy’ brand to add an extra dose of nutrition.
Spreads – Really anything will work here. I used peanut butter, cream cheese, and a small amount of chocolate hazelnut butter.
TIP: put some PB down first – the hazelnut butter will spread on easier so you can use less!
Toppings – whatever you like! For a sweet take, choose things like dried or fresh fruit, chocolate chips, sprinkles, and cereal, and for a savory take try things like cheese, veggies, condiments, and olives. Use your imagination!
Cat – use halved strawberries, chocolate chips, pretzel sticks and a raisin nose to make the tastiest kitty ever!
Dog – The sides of bread make perfect puppy ears – just cut off and smear with chocolate hazelnut butter. A small layer of hazelnut butter makes a great eye patch and mouth, while bananas dotted with chocolate chips make cute eyes.
Name – cut up fruit and use cereal to spell your kiddos name!
Owl – using a bowl as a template, (or cookie cutter!) to make a circle out of your bread. Slice strawberries to create feet and wings, while a sideways chocolate chip makes an adorable little nose.
Pig – (or cow, you choose.) A large sliced strawberry and Cheerios makes the perfect piggy nose!
Baseball – Slices of strawberries make the iconic red loops on a baseball. (switch it up to ricotta and tomato for a fun savory twist.)
Butterfly – Cut your bread diagonally to create wings and use pretzel sticks and a piece of banana (or cheese stick) to create the body of the butterfly.
Bunny – Cut the crusts off and use them plus some strawberries to create cute little ears!
Fish – Layer strawberries and cereal to create the perfect fish scales.
Basketball – Layer cream cheese (as glue) and yellow cheddar underneath slices of black olives to make a basket ball. If you want to skip the cream cheese, melt the cheddar right on top of the bread.
thanks to Amanda for hosting today’s Thinking Out Loud!
So tell me – do you have any weird ‘food things’ linked to memories? Do you like making your food fun? Would your kids like these fun toasts for back to school breakfasts? Let me know in the comments!
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Susie @ Suzlyfe says
These are so adorable. My problem? I would eat all the decoration…
haha, I see no problem in this 😉
Heather @ Polyglot Jot says
Yum! These are super cute! I bet my niece would love this!
Yes! Ryan was a little skeptical at first but make anything look like a dog and he’s in!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
These are absolutely adorable! What a fun idea. I’d love to have these! haha!
They were so much fun to put together!
These are so cute! I would definitely make these for myself 😀
Candace Playforth says
These are too cute! I love the puppy. I’ll have to make that for my son. What a great way to make our kids smile in the morning :).
The puppy was my favorite! I’m a big believer that the little details are what makes childhood magical!
Its totally ok to make these for myself, right? Because I dont have children but omg these are so dang cute!!
Uhm, for sure! Kids and kids at heart 😉
Wow, this totally is so cute Morgan. <3 I want to go make some toast now. 🙂 We could title this, '10 fun toasts for Kids ages 0-100+)
Yes! I agree! Kids at heart are still kids 😉
Such cute ideas, Morgan! They’re almost too cute to eat 😉
Michelle @ Lively Chicken says
These are adorable! Don’t have kids to make them for but would totally do this for myself!!
Ha, go for it! I definitely had fun making them
Kristy from Southern In Law says
These are so stinkin’ cute! You are too clever, girl!
This looks so fun! (And they’re just plain stinkin’ cute!) Pinned and shared on Twitter!
Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com
Thanks so much, Kate!
Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says
That’s so funny – I associate toast (topped with tons of PB and bananas) with feeling blah, too, because it’s all I usually feel like making when I wake up starving after sleeping off a migraine. I still love it, though, because it’s obviously delicious. 🙂 These are the most adorable things ever! You’re so creative!
Isn’t it weird how that works?! I can have it sometimes, but never plain. It’s something about the smell!
Jamie @ Medium Sized Family says
These are adorable! My kids usually make their own toast, so this would be extra special to do for them.
It’s so much fun! My little guy had a blast picking them apart 😉
You are so creative! These look like awesome treats for the kiddos. I’ll have to try a couple for snack with my nanny kids. They are going to love the pig!
Oh, thanks Janelle! I’m so glad you enjoyed it – I hope the kiddos dig it too!!
Thank you for the inspiration! Some days I turn around and realise my son has had nutella on toast for the last 5 days in a row for breakfast, this should help us keep things interesting! #SmallVictoriesSundaylinkup
I think that’s the best part about toast – It’s super versatile, but so kid friendly! thanks for stopping by, Claire!
Anne Marie @ CCHC says
These look so yummy and fun! I will have to try and make these for my midgets 🙂 Thanks for the great ideas!
I hope they love them, Anne Marie!!
So fun! My boy loves it when I make him “bunny” sandwiches. Super cute!
That sounds so fun! I love the cool sandwich cutters they have now, too!
Jana @ HowToRunAHomeDaycare says
So Cute! My kids will love these, pinning them. (visiting from Monday Madness Linky Party)
Thanks, Jana! I hope they love them!
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner says
So cute and creative! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
Those are so cute! I can see how kids would love to eat them! Thanks for sharing!
Jamie Marie says
Adorable! I always enjoy your posts!
Thanks for sharing with us on the homesteader hop!
Danita Carr says
How cute! Fun and yummy! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!
Those are so much fun! I’ll have to make those on school days so the kids actually finish eating on time!
Vickie@Vickie's Kitchen and Garden says
These are so cute and this babysitting grandma needed this. Thanks so much for the idea!
This is adorable! I now think I have been totally under utilizing toasts around here! thanks for sharing some of your great ideas #happynowlinkup
These are so cute, my kids will love it , thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.
Miz Helen says
Your Fun Toast are just awesome, what a great collection! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week and come back soon!
Love these fun toast ideas! We had toast just about 3 -4 times a week(my youngest is surviving on toast alone right now! LOL I’m a co-host of Wonderful Wednesday blog hop and I’m adding you to my post for this week as a highlight if that’s ok?