Snack Shop

Back to school!

I’m wiggling-in-my-seat happy! 

Not that I don’t love my kids, but there’s not much room for working from home when they are here.  
And when I do sit down to get something accomplished, I feel terribly guilty for neglecting them.

So back to school gives me a few hours to work, and then the rest of my time for them.

Plus, they are still at the age where they love school and are missing their friends after a long summer.

SO

I saw a photo on Facebook about some brilliant mom/dad who created a lunch station to help with the morning mayhem.

They put all the little snacks into snack bags,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices


perfectly portioned for their kids’ appetites,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices


and then set them all out so that the kids could choose what went into their lunches each day.

BRILLIANT!

So I brought out all of the junky snacks,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices

and the healthy ones,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices

  and set them out at kid-height in a cute little display.

All the girls have to do is select a couple of healthy and a junk – and then there’s still the bin in the fridge for yogurt, cheeses, and fruit – and they can pack their own lunches!

Everything they need is portion controlled, pre-packaged and cheaper than buying individual packages of everything.

I know what you’re thinking – “But Shelly, where did you get that adorable snack station from?”

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices

 

It’s the girls lemonade/grocery stand!
 
 
 
 
(Why is it $129 in the US and $598 in Canada?  RIDICULOUS!)


Repurposed here since they weren’t using it in their playroom.

I love how cute this is!

Now I just have to shoo take them to their new classes!

Happy first day back to school girls!






Have a great one!

Linked to:

Between Naps on the Porch
Tatertots & Jello

2015-05-04T17:57:02-04:00September 2nd, 2014|GAMES / FUN, KIDS, ORGANIZE, PARTY IDEAS|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Jake's a Girl September 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    What a cool idea and great way to use their play stand. Don’t have any littles at home but could use this on hubby. ;)
    But! Hahahahaha! The “How Much Turmoil Does the Science Project Cause Families?” Killed me! I laughed so hard.
    Did your kiddo do that poster? Too dang funny and so true. We always hated when ds had a science project due.

    • Shelly September 9, 2014 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Not my poster, but I do wish I’d thought of it when I was in school – this kid deserves an A!
      The snack stand is working well so far, perhaps a little TOO well – Mommy seems to be passing by it far too often. lol
      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  2. […] going to go with DIY Snack Station because that’s what it will be replacing – my previous snack station that I think perhaps the girls have […]

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