This past weekend I decided that the kids and I would not only have snack time but play time too! I always love a two-for-the-price-of-one kinda deal.
We got out a big box of Cheerios and played and ate, played and ate, and played some more…
‘Peek-a-boo, I see you!’
‘Look how high I stacked them mom!’
I was thinking back to when I was a kid and my momma did this with me and my siblings. Every so often it is just fun to play with your food, don’t you think? I know we always enjoyed doing so and I’m sure my momma relished in the fact that playing with cereal was a much easier clean-up than pudding or sticky marshmallows and not to mention that there is no sugar high at the end of it either! It was high time I let my little ones play with their food and that is just what they did this weekend.
Noah oh-so-carefully stacked his Cheerios to a record-breaking 7 O’s high…good job little guy!
I think we may have a future Architect? Engineer? Cheerios stacker? on our hands. 😉
Be careful, hold your breath….they just might fall.
I think this may be harder than building a house of cards.
The best part of playing with your food is getting to eat the spoils when you are done. I remember gobbling down bowls and bowls of Cheerios with my siblings as we played with them, making designs and little Cheerios cities. You did this too, right?
We even got a little math lesson in between all the playing and eating too.
A Cheerio for you and a Cheerio for me!
And of course we couldn’t finish up our snack without trying to make O’s with our mouth. It’s the perfect way to eat them, really, kinda like a vacuum. Very efficient.
Oh how I love good memories from my childhood that I get share with my kids 🙂
Now, why don’t you grab some cereal and…
Play with your food!