Monday, November 5, 2012

Healthy Lunch Ideas

I am always looking for good ways to feed my kids great food while they’re at school.  I have spent a lot of time looking online for ideas that would miraculously get my kids to eat awesome things.  An overwhelming amount of sites made kids lunches into works of art!  I love art but some things just need to be quick. 

Unfortunately, I tried to make one of those wonderful artsy sandwiches into the shape of Tow Mater one day.   It took me over an hour!  I have four kids, and therefore, have four lunches to worry about.  Who has that kind of time on their hands?  So, I decided to compile some healthy, easy lunches for our kids to eat.   They may not be works of art but they are certainly great and efficient.  You can’t ask for more!  Please note: at the bottom of all the lunch ideas, you’ll see a link to give you a lot more options.  And, each picture has it’s own link.

Great way to use leftover pancakes!

Also they have cute notes you can print out!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fun Fall Crafts to do with the kids!

10 Fall-Inspired Crafts for Children
By Denise Craig
Fall is my favorite time of year.  There are so many things to love!  Apple Cider, doughnut holes, hayrides, apple & pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and hikes on leaf covered paths are some of the wonderful things to enjoy during this season.  But, there is something that many of us overlook as we plan our activities during this glorious time.  We forget to use these vibrant colors as inspiration for crafts with our children.  If you’re looking to incorporate some crafts in your day, here are some ideas that I found on PINTEREST.  These crafts require little planning and most of them use very few materials. Click on the project title to be directed to the original site.



So, dig out your paints, smock, and construction paper, and have fun with those kiddos! I personally have done the Fall Tree craft and the Fingerprint Tree with my kids and they have thoroughly enjoyed it.