The time of the year is upon those of us blessed enough to be called parents of school-aged children. There is still time for a summer bbq, or a picnic by the water, but our immediate culinary concern has been shifted to making sure there are available foods for the mini-scholars when they arrive home from a full day of the 3 Rs.
Someone once said, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."" I might add, "If you fail to plan a snack, plan to clean up a mess!" As my children have grown, I learned that they also can reach the higher shelves in the pantry. The cookie jar placed up high is no longer safe! So, let me share with you a few easy ways to tame the hunger beast, and maybe have a fun and tasty way to end the school day.
Preparing these snack the day before, or right when the kids get home, is a great way to validate the school learning. Need some help with estimation, elapsed time, or multiplication? Maybe your little one needs help with problem solving? A favorite way to remember the concept of fractions is through the practical application of measurement cups. Want to get some time working on the Language Arts? How about creating a family recipe guide, complete with illustrations. Homework is not just assigned at school!
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