My other big idea (for me at least) was my new dry snack bucket. In the bucket there are all sorts of dry snacks - chips, pretzels, home made trail mix, fruit bars, or whatever I've made or bought. I did that last week and loved it. It works for a snack inside a lunch, an afternoon snack, or dry snack for the kindergartener to take. This has solved lots of problems. Although I have a list posted, kids always come in and ask what they can have. I refer them to the list (which includes bucket items, fridge items like yogurt or string cheese or items they can make like popcorn or smoothies.) That saves time in the afternoon and also when packing up for school. I also like that it portions food items. Last week I went through a large costco sized bag of potato chips in 2 days because no one has portion control when eating chips. (No one else has that problem right?) Anyway, I'm loving the organization it is giving me. Next goal - somehow streamline the home lunch making.
Now for my giveaway.
This is a perfect giveaway for the beginning of school/snack post!
I have the following to give away
The prize pack is for the treats -one package of Lucky Charms, and one package of Golden Grahams. I tried to save these treats for the first day of school, but they didn't make it. (Actually I was fine with that since I had hoped to post this on the first day of school and wanted the kids to try them.) Of course the kids loved them because they are what they say - treats. The Lucky Charms one is marshmallow, and the Golden Grahams one is chocolate. These did go in the snack bucket and of course are gone already. They were fun and tasty. Plus if you collect boxtops for your school, each box has 2. Extra added bonus.
I actually liked the rest of the prize pack as well. In addition to the snacks, you get
- colored pencils (these look pretty interesting - I think they are made out of paper or something - they have a swirly design. Lots of fun.)
- wipe board - I already mentioned above that I'm using this for my snack list as we speak. Very handy.
- an insulated bag. This bag looks very nice, but would be for something like a picnic or snacks for the soccer game or something because it is a medium large size. It will come in very handy - I just haven't used it this first week of school.
"Disclosure: Cereal Treats Bars, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark." I received the same prize pack I am giving away but my opinions are my own.
My giveaway question is totally selfish today. I'm always on the lookout for new snack ideas for myself and my kiddos. Sooo....
To enter the giveaway,
- leave a comment telling me your favorite snack (for yourself or your kids.)
Contest will run through Friday at noon. Winner will be chosen by random.org. Good luck!
I'll start off with what is listed on our wipe board right now - not that any of these are my "favorite"
Make - smoothies (I usually make green smoothies with lots of fruit.) or popcorn (I air pop it, top it with spray butter then salt, cheese mix or 'pizza' mix)
Snack bucket - chips, trail mix, popcorn balls, veggie straws, craisins, raisins, peanut butter pretzels
Fridge - string cheese, apple, orange, plum, yogurt, celery, carrots
If I had to pick a favorite of the kids for my oldest ??? My second - definitely smoothies, my 3rd - pizza popcorn, and the youngest ?? depends on the day. He likes yogurt a lot and freeze dried fruit. I myself am partial to yogurt or trail mix, but that too depends on the day.