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Do you remember eating animal crackers when you were a child? For a lot of people, these sweet animal-shaped crackers bring back memories of their childhood. Below, we will reveal everything that you need to know about National Animal Crackers Day!

Learn about National Animal Crackers Day

A lot of people remember eating animal crackers when they were younger, sharing them with our friends and siblings (or keeping them all for ourselves!). You may even feed your children animal crackers for a snack now. They have become a classic because they taste great and they have a fun appearance too.

For those who are reading this and have no idea what we are talking about, don’t worry, we will explain. Animal crackers refer to a sweet and small type of cookie that is baked in the shape of a zoo or circus animal, be it an elephant, bear, tiger, or lion. They tend to be sweet and light in color, yet there are different varieties available as well, for example, frosted animal crackers and chocolate crackers.

History of National Animal Crackers Day

Animal crackers first came to the United States throughout the late 1800s. This is when they are imported from England. A lot of people are shocked to learn that these animal-shaped cookies have been enjoyed for so long in the United States, but yes, they were a big hit then and they still are now! They became known as Barnum’s Animals in 1902. There have been some big changes, for example, in 2018, the maker of Barnum’s Animal Crackers, Nabisco, changed the imagery so that the animals were freely roaming in nature, rather than being inside the cage of a train.

How to celebrate National Animal Crackers Day

Of course, the best way to celebrate National Animal Crackers Day is by eating some animal crackers. Get yourself down to a nearby store and buy some animal crackers. You may even want to try your hand at making your own animal crackers. There are recipes online for this, so you could give it a try if you are feeling brave?

Another way to celebrate National Animal Crackers Day is by sharing some of these snacks with your friends or co-workers. Why not buy a multi-pack and share it with your nearest and dearest? If you are still close with your childhood friends, having a packet of animal crackers together can bring back memories from when you were both young.

Did you know that you can even play games with your animal crackers? If you do a quick search online, you will see that there are different games that have been designed so that you can play them with your animal crackers. Of course, you will need to have plenty of crackers on hand; you will want some for people to eat while playing and some for the game itself, right?

You may even want to get creative and bake some sweet treats that incorporate animal crackers. For example, why not make your own cookies and adorn them with animal crackers?