As the first week of school approaches, I find myself trying to soak in every last moment of summer vacation with the kids. I fill the last few days of our summer together with fun activities and things that focus on being together as a family. One of the activities on our summer fun list was for each child to pick a movie to watch and then I would plan a little themed dinner date to go with it. This was a great way for us to have a quiet little family day and make it extra fun for the kids. My daughter decided on a Little Mermaid themed movie date and it couldn’t have been more exciting for her. Complete with the cutest little starfish rice krispie dessert, it was the perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer together.
As a stay at home Mom I shop for, prepare, serve, and clean up three meals a day. Getting my kids to eat a balanced, healthy meal is important to me. From the very beginning I have done my best to teach my children healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Nothing is more frustrating than cooking a meal and then scraping it off of the kid’s plates into the garbage can. We have all done it. Here are some great ways to make meal time fun so your kids get the nutrition that they need. From my experience, the most effective manner of getting the kids to eat is by making mealtime fun! From cutting things into fun shapes to making faces out of packed lunches I am always coming up with new ways to make meal time silly, fun, and playful. Here are some fun ways to make meal time fun!
Here is a fun way to spice up the kid’s packed lunch at school for the holidays that takes little extra time, but will be extra fun for them. Reindeer sandwiches are the perfect way to make a lunch with a little holiday magic for the kiddos. A heart shaped cookie cutter turns a regular old Pb&J sandwich into an adorable little reindeer sandwich. Pretzels for antlers ,chocolate chip eyes, and a red M&M nose make this reindeer as cute as they are tasty. The kids will love them and request them every day until Christmas arrives! Make them for school, for a fun lunch at home, or for a kid friendly dish to pass at any holiday party.