Kids love to eat with their hands and, admittedly, grown-ups do as well. When it comes to eating foods on a stick, the options are endless. From sandwiches to fruit and brownies, stick foods allow kids to have fun while eating. They can even create their very own masterpiece. Put out a bowl of prepared ingredients and let everyone have fun building their meal.

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Here is how we make sammys on a stick.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4

Ingredients:

1 bun, bagel, bread, pita or croissant, cut into small chunks
½ cup leftover cooked meat, cubed or 2 pieces deli meat, cut into thin strips
½ cup hard cheese, cubed or small bocconcini balls
¼ cup pepper, seeded and cut into squares
¼ cup cherry tomatoes
¼ cup cucumber, cut into chunks
½ cup lettuce, torn into smaller pieces
Wooden skewers

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Directions:
1. Start adding your ingredients to your skewers in whatever order you like. Leave a little room at each end of the skewer to give you something to hold on to.

Tips:

1. When prepping your ingredients, be sure to cube and cut everything similar in size.
2. If you like butter, cream cheese or pesto on your bun, spread a little on to the pieces before skewering.
3. If your wooden skewers are long, cut them smaller for little hands, and to fit into lunch boxes.

100x100_Wanda Baker Wanda Baker is a busy mom of 2 who blogs about food and adventures in Calgary and beyond.