So often as a mom I find myself over-working, getting stretched too thin, and wearing myself physically and mentally. After all, I am only one person and a mom just can’t do everything all of the time. One of my little goals for this year is to engage my children with participating in helping me more with simple tasks around the house. They are getting old enough that I think they need to have a tad bit more chores to teach them responsibility and to help them learn and grow as individuals.
(3.) Set on a time for the race. Two minutes worked pretty well for us, and I let them do it twice. It was long enough to engage them and make them want to work quick, but not so short as to frustrate them if they didn’t get very far.
- Kellogg’s Special K Cereal
- Dried Fruit
- Celery sticks
- Whole Grain Crackers
- Graham Crackers
- Cheese Slices
- Pick out a family game to play
- Gets to stay up 15-30 minutes later one night (depending on the age)
- Winner gets to choose their favorite breakfast cereal for the family breakfast
- Gets to go shopping with mom (or dad!) to help pick out the snacks for the next week.
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Awesome ideas!!! Very creative, and I think since the kids made their own snacks, they would probably want to eat them more. I know kids don't always want to eat healthy, but I think this may have well just solved that problem!
This looks like a lot of fun! I like the portion control idea by using the snack bags. My oldest daughters (6 & 7) help me out in the kitchen, too – they are certainly helpful 🙂
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Your kids are so cute! I like how you are getting them involved with what they are eating and that your snack ideas have variety with some very healthy but yummy options. Thanks for sharing with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured! xo
What a great idea and tips! We prepare our snacks ahead of time kind of like this but we use baskets instead of the box– I would love for you to come and share this post at That's Fresh Friday today! http://bit.ly/1eWGgTL