This tutorial to make snack time interactive was made in collaboration with RITZ Sandwich Crackers at Fred Meyer. We have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, pictures and ideas are my own. #RITZFilledBackToSchool #CollectiveBias
Is anyone else in shock that it’s back to school time already?! Even though we “homeschool” right now, we prepare for BTS the same way! Our schedule is about to pick up and we will be on-the-go a LOT! We need snacks and meals that are convenient and table time to be utilized too!
I have a hard time keeping my kids at the table for snacks and meals at home, especially when we’ve had a busy day. I’ve found that it is easiest to keep my kids at the table when they are focused. A lot of the time, during the school year, that means combining school time WITH snack time.
I thought it would be fun to put together 4 ways to make snack time interactive! Some of these can be on-the-go if you’re rushing to your activities, or they can be at home after school (or during!)
Make Snack Time Interactive
1 Have a worksheet or coloring page on the table
There’s a reason that restaurants do this! My kids love having something to do at the table. We love doing worksheets that help them learn! Especially my 2.5 year old loves learning and acting like big brother. Keeping them busy and entertained makes things easy during the back to school rushing!
2 Counting and color coordinating
This is especially fun for the younger ones, but I know that older kids like to do this too! My 2.5 year old loves counting and numbers, so it’s fun to count how many blueberries are left on his plate together. My oldest, likes to put things in categories, usually colors!
3 Make placemats or silly faces on paper plates
We made a silly happy face on paper plates and used RITZ Crackers for the eyes. My boys loved using berries to trace the mouth. It kept them busy, while I planned our schedule for the rest of the week. Not only did this snack help make snack time interactive, but it’s the perfect snack to grab and go during the week. It’s so easy to toss a few in my bag for the boys before we head out for the day’s activities.
This is such a simple way to make snack time interactive! If your family struggles with this, make it fun! Write topics on note cards or make a game out of it! Talk about the food/snack you’re eating, talk about your day, or what you’re excited about for the days/weeks to come!
RITZ Crackers at Fred Meyer
I hope that some part of this helps you out during that crazy mom life once back to school starts and things get crazy. We found our RITZ cracker snack trays at our local Fred Meyer. If you’re interested in grabbing some of our favorite snacks, you can find RITZ crackers filled with peanut butter or cheese at your local Kroger banner store. The best part is that they are convenient and easy to buy AND to eat!
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How will you make snack time interactive once school starts up again? What’s your kid’s favorite grab-and-go snack?
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