Back to school season is upon us. Does anyone else feel like summer just FLEW by?! In the midst of back to school shopping, we like to throw in fun. Fun doesn’t always have to be costly. Fun can be as simple as a library trip or a park trip… or if you’re like us, a park trip on the walk home from the library. Have I mentioned I love where we live?! Not the busy town, but our actual house location. No matter what your idea of fun is, it’s probably going to involve snacks. EVERYTHING WE DO INVOLVES SNACKS. It’s like an automatic thing with kids. They’re ALWAYS hungry. A huge staple in our house is a big ole box of Goldfish® crackers. We usually have little bags of various flavors and then baggies of them premade to grab & go into lunch boxes or backpacks for after school snacks.
With back to school comes chaos and stress trying to budget in all the things you/your kids will need. So, it is especially important to keep things fun when live gets chaotic. It is not that hard to get involved and to keep things fun with your kids. Kids are SO easy to please and they’re only little for so long. You don’t get that time back. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to spend time. We live on a strict budget (especially now thanks to retirement).
If there’s more than one park in your town, pack a lunch and spend the day park hopping. Even if there is only one park near you – pack some Goldfish® as a snack and park your bootie at the park… chase your kids around, push them on the swing, play hide n seek… just set your phone down for 10 minutes and PLAY. That ten minutes won’t kill you and your kid(s) will LOVE the time you chased them.
A few quick reasons to love Goldfish® snacks:
They’re always baked with real cheese.
They contain no artificial preservatives.
The colors are sourced from Plants, such as annatto extracted from the reddish seeds of the Achiote Tree.
Baked with Whole Grain Cheddar variety has 12 g of WG per serving
Goldfish® crackers are a snack you can feel good about serving your kids.
Even on rainy days, encourage play. It doesn’t always have to be WITH YOU, I told Owen “Mommy’s in work-mode… Owen needs to play with OWEN” and he’s sitting behind me as I type this up playing with a dinosaur, mini trains, a police truck, and a stuffed animal. All while feeding his animal friend Goldfish® snacks & drinks of water. Before I started “work mode”, I helped him pack a little snackbox and he was all set for OWEN TIME. Because I explained it and helped him get settled, he’s totally content and good to go.
So, are Goldfish® snacks a staple in your house too?
How do you encouarage fun among the chaos?