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Archaeology Themed Snacks:

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Digging Into Delicious!

Get Your Trowels Ready!

Whether you're planning an archaeology themed party for a little one, or like me, preparing an immersive and engaging archaeology homeschool lesson plan, there is a whole lot of fun to dig into with a theme like this!

No matter how big or small the task, my kids love to create in the kitchen, so with each lesson, I try to include what I call a "kitchen creation" that ties in with our weekly theme. Although archaeologists may not use a shovel necessarily, they do use trowels, so my "Shovel Snacks" made for a closely related goody. Along with Shovel Snacks, I also prepared the themed snack tray "Discover Your Snack", sure to please an archaeologist!

Both creations revealed themselves to be a great fun, and more importantly, great eats!

So let's dig in, and get these archaeology themed snacks out of this site and into your young archaeologists' tummies!

Get the complete Archaeology Lesson Plan HERE!

Archaeology Unit: Shovel Snacks Kitchen Creation
Shovel Snacks

Shovel Snacks

Here's what you'll need:


1 Large Apple

Pretzel Rods

Chocolate Wafer Rolls

Chocolate Chips

Let's Make It:

Step 1: Prepare the fruit. Cut the tops off of the strawberries and set aside. Slice the apple into thin, large slices. Cut away the sides at the bottom of each apple slice to create a point.

Step 2: Prepare a tray or baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.

Step 3: Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted.

Step 4: Assemble the shovels.

For small shovels: Insert the wafer roll into the top of the strawberry. Dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate and cover with chocolate. Break a wafer stick in half and using chocolate, attach the broken wafer to the top of the stick with the strawberry. Place onto prepared sheet.

For larger shovels: Lay the apple slice onto the prepared sheet and place a pretzel rod at the top of the apple slice. Spread and cover the entire apple slice with the melted chocolate and where the apple and pretzel rod meet. Break a pretzel rod into thirds.

Step 5: Place the tray into the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to chill and harden. Once chilled, remove from the fridge and enjoy!

* For optional presentation: Crush up graham crackers and place them in a bowl. Stick in the prepared shovel snacks and serve.

Archaeology Unit: Shovel Snacks Kitchen Creation
Preparing small shovel snacks

Archaeology Unit: Shovel Snacks Kitchen Creation
Preparing large shovel snacks


"Discover Your Snack"

"Discover Your Snack" In Action


Archaeology Unit:"Discover Your Snack" Snack Trays
"Discover Your Snack" Snack Trays

Here's what you'll need:

Graham Crackers

Various Wrapped Candies and/or Snacks


Unused Paint Brushes

Let's Make It:

Step 1: Crush up the graham crackers. Set aside.

Step 2: Place the wrapped candies/snacks onto the tray.

Step 3: Cover the wrapped goodies with the crushed graham crackers.

Step 4: Add a label, if desired, and serve with a paint brush.

Ready to excavate!

Have your archaeologists brush off the graham crackers in search of the hidden goodies.


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