Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Packing healthy lunches

Need some new ideas for packing school lunches? I like this Cindy's Porch chart. Just print it out and hang it on the inside of a kitchen cabinet. Maybe spend some time discussing options with your child, and crossing out any items that are unacceptable.

I finally couldn't take the "cheese cracker?" "cheese cracker?" "cheese cracker?" "cheese cracker?" 5 year old anymore, and my kids are now packing their own snacks into little reuseable containers. We did 3 containers for each kid yesterday, with "cheese crackers" (AARGH), pretzels, yogurt-covered raisins, graham crackers, sunflower seeds, and various other options. They got to pick which to mix and match. Now every morning after they have dressed, pottied, brushed teeth and hair, and put their pajamas on their beds, they may pick one of their ready-made snacks and put them in their backpacks.

I'm planning on having them do more helping with their lunches, too, starting very soon. Why should I get all the fun?

2 comments:

Jill said...

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Jill

Shea's Mom said...

Hi there,

I have just officially awarded your blog the Lemonade Blog award!

http://coaxingwordsfromshea.blogspot.com/2009/10/lemonade-blog-award.html

The deal is; you get to revel in the glory and post the award on your blog then nominate and award it to 10 other bloggers who you really like.

It was sort of fun and it really made me think about whose blogs I really, REALLY like and want to stay connected with.

So congratulations and pat yourself on the back, cuz I can't quite reach.

Then go out there and pat a few backs just to keep the karma balanced.

;-)

XO

Shelley
aka Shea's mom
http://coaxingwordsfromshea.blogspot.com/