Tuesday, March 12, 2013

snack time, fun time

Make snacks fun: Create a snack wheel and when you’re ready for a snack, spin the dial and see what the dial lands on!  Make a simple spinner with a paper clip for a dial.  Feel free to use my snack wheel (above) as a guide to help you create/color your own (below).  Just right-click, open in new tab/window, zoom, save, and print :)

Another idea: make a list of snacks and then roll dice to figure out what to eat!  I like to keep a list of snacks on my weekly calendar to refer to.  And keep in mind that while snacks should be filling enough to curb hunger, a snack is not a meal.  It's easy to fill up on empty calories, so use snack time as a way to fill in any gaps of what might be missing in your meals.  It's also the perfect time to introduce your kids to new foods, too.

My personal favorite snack is a banana with a spoonful of peanut butter, and maybe some chocolate chips.  What are some of your favorites?  *B

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