This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marvel. All opinions are entirely my own.
You’ve been there, the dreaded snack time battle! As a kid, I always thought snack time was the absolute BEST, so I love making snack time fun for my kids. But, as a toddler mom, I quickly realized that snack time can become a battle ground quickly with hungry, cranky little ones that have a mind of their own. After too many days of the same battle, I went on a mission to solve this issue for our little family. I came up with a few convenient after-school snack options to make mom’s life a little easier, plus 4 Ways to End Snack Time Battles:
Create a “Snack Area”
My kids both love being independent and making their own decisions. Unfortunately, in the past this caused some issues with snack time. I came up with the idea to head to H-E-B, pick 5-7 “mom approved” snack options and set up a “snack area”. I have a snack area in our refrigerator for items like Marvel Avengers String Cheese Twists. The kids love the Marvel Avengers characters, so these are always a hit. I love that they are made with milk and packed with calcium and protein! We also have a snack section in our pantry. The kids know they can go to the “snack area”, pick a snack and be good to go. It only took about three days for them both to understand that they can only pick items in that “area” for snack.
Make It a Game
Another great way to end snack time battles is to make it a game! My kids love games and activities involving food so they are always a big hit. This includes counting games, color games, and even learning activities. Be creative or head to www.cheeseadventures.com to find kid’s activities and tips for moms. You can even make snack time an adventure with Marvel Avengers String Cheese Twists! Brooke loved learning about the “big green guy” and pretending to “fly”. We talked about how birds fly, how airplanes fly, and how some of the Marvel Avengers “fly”. It was a great learning conversation, followed by us pretending to fly around her room.
Change Your Scenery
My kids LOVE being outside, so whenever things just aren’t going my way, I grab our snacks and head outside. There is just something about getting some fresh air that just helps my kids be in a better mood. Maybe your kids like a car ride, or the park… change the scenery and bring your snack along for the ride! Marvel Avengers String Cheese Twists are great for on the go and a wholesome, responsible choice for kids. You can also the change scenery musically and have a snack time dance party. Music + food is always a good idea!
And, by creative I mean present your snack options in different ways. For example, my kids love it when I make them a special “mix” of snacks in these fun divider containers. (Which by the way are amazing for lunch boxes and the cheese twists fit in perfectly!) They also ALWAYS love a great “dip” option. I have no idea why but “dipping” is just so fun for my kids and really helps them eat great.
So, if you are having snack time battles, I hope that these four tips help you, and be sure to grab Marvel Avengers String Cheese Twists in the dairy section or snacking cheese section at your local H-E-B or Kroger. It’s the perfect back to school snack for kids and is a quick and easy lunch
solution for busy moms too! You can even earn cash back with this great Ibotta offer! Good luck parents, I hope this helps.