End of the School Year Tips!
Store artwork and such in a box throughout the year, at the end of the year pick your favorites and store them in the child's backpack from that year.
Toilet Paper Tubes!
If you cut a slit down one side, you can put them around wrapping paper and it serves as a great holder to keep it from unraveling!
If you fill a box with them all sitting in rows, you can store cords inside the tube for a mess free cord storage!
Use them for craft projects! I’ve made Thanksgiving Turkeys, flowers, binoculars, castles, cars, kazoos, and seen much more! Use your imagination!
Even use them for seed starters for your garden!
Adam Does Fatherhood made bunnies this year for Easter!
• Carrot sticks, apple wedges, celery spears, cauliflower, broccoli, pea pods, or pretty much any other fruit or vegetable makes a great snack. For extra fun, dip in peanut butter, almond butter, fat free ranch, or hummus!
• Trail Mix! I’m not talking about that horrible trail mix that you buy in a bag, I’m talking about making it yourself, and letting your child help in the customization! You can add pretty much anything to trail mix, and letting your child pick out the ingredients makes it even better. Here are some of our family favorites to add to our trail mix: Pretzels, a variety of cereals, candies (mmm m&m’s!), goldfish, any type of nuts (sunflowers are our favorite), raisins, bagel chips, and dried fruit)
• Beans straight from the can! (I haven’t tried this one with my kids yet, but the site I saw it on recommended Chickpeas)
• Fruit Smoothies! For this special treat, freeze individual Ziploc baggies of banana chunks, berries, apple chunks, or any other fruit, you can mix them together or freeze them by themselves. When you want one, pull the baggie out of the freezer, mix in blender with juice, soymilk, fat free milk, or even frozen yogurt to make a great treat. For even more fun, let your child fill the baggies with their favorite combination!