This yummy rainbow snack ends with a sweet (and kid-approved!) pot of gold – a bowl of Kix Cereal. This rainbow snack is full of beautiful colors and essential vitamins and nutrients. Get all the details on the Kix Cereal website!
I was recently contacted by TogetherBox to review one of their boxes and I jumped at the opportunity. TogetherBox is a great concept for busy families. Let’s face it – we all want to do fun things as a family, but sometimes we either just don’t have the time to research fun crafts and activities and then go out and buy the supplies or waste way too much time in the process. That’s the genius behind TogetherBox – they do all the ground work for you. You can sign up for a monthly subscription and a fun-filled box will show up on your doorstop every month. This box will be filled with fun and unique activities to do together as a family and includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED! Even me, being a crafty mom myself, found this to be amazing. With my husband and I both working full-time, the kids in school full-time, all their extracurriculars after school and all our other commitments, my free time is really declining. I still want to do fun things with the kids, but find I have less and less time to organize them. Receiving this box with the activities already planned out for me in an easy to read format (with pictures!) was amazing, but then to realize that the box includes everything you need to do the activities and I didn’t have to run out and get anything totally rocked!
Here’s the box we got to review:
The box we received was the “balloon box” and all the crafts and activities involved balloons in some shape or form.
You will receive a box based on the current climate of where you live. Being in Canada, they knew we were covered in several feet of snow this time of year, so we received a box full of fun inside activities. I will receive outside activity boxes for when the weather is nicer.
I immediately noticed the lovely activity book! This particular book had 4 activities all planned out with pictures of the steps. It is laminated and held together with a sturdy binder ring. There was also a sheet of “bonus” ideas based on the same theme if you want to continue with more activities on your own. This was great!
The first activity my kids wanted to dive into was the “balloon ninjas.” What little boy doesn’t want to do an activity with the word ninja in it, lol?! They tried to shoot marshmallows into the balloon ninja’s mouths for hours with their homemade marshmallow shooters. Both kids enjoyed this activity SO.MUCH!
Another activity that they thought was super cool was the water bottle water fountain. This was a fun little science experiment for the kids that was not only fun, but a great learning experience too. They loved seeing how the blown up balloon on top of the water bottle would make the fountain work. They also had fun with the food colouring tablets and watching the water turn from pink to purple by adding blue food coloring tablets!
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It’s ‘Masterpiece Monday’ and I wanted to share what the kids and I made last Monday! The fabulous people at Elmer’s sent me an amazing parcel full of glitter glue surprises and I couldn’t wait to make a fun craft with them with the kids. When I asked the kids what they wanted to make with the glitter glue, they decided they wanted to make picture frames. We have loads of homemade picture frames around the house, but I am in need of more fridge magnets – my fridge is an art gallery of the kids masterpieces. It was then that we decided to make picture frame fridge magnets and they are wonderful!
We used the fabulous Elmer’s glitter glue products pictured above, large craft popsicle sticks, regular Elmer’s glue, buttons, and magnets. You’ll also need some pictures to glue on the frames when dry.
First we glued 4 popsicle sticks together to make a frame shape and allowed these to dry. Then we had fun decorating! We used all the glitter glue products and buttons for decorations. The kids had so much fun with this – we probably made about 20 of these frames. We let them dry over night. The next day we cut out some pictures and glued them to the back of the frame, along with a magnet. Allow them to dry again and you’re good to go!
Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend! Valentine’s day is over, and tomorrow is a holiday in Ontario – Family Day. Oh how I love three day weekends!! I wish every weekend was 3 days. It’s amazing how much more I can get done with just 1 little extra day. Here are some recent bento boxes the kiddos have enjoyed….
First up is this super cute Lego bento box that Camden enjoyed for his afternoon nutrition break. He had some fancy sliced cucumbers, a sandwich with the crusts cut off, a silicone muffin cup with sliced cheesestring and some mini pretzel twists. On top of the sandwich is my sorry attempt at cutting out a lego guy head out of cheese. It’s not perfect, but you get the point, lol. I drew on the face with food-safe markers. Cam LOVED this lunch!
Next up is a super easy bento in our 4-square lock and lock container that Kirsten enjoyed for her afternoon nutrition break. I removed 2 of the containers and put in half a turkey sandwich. I stuck a piece of panda baran on top for instant cuteness! The other squares held goldfish crackers, and crinkle-cut cucumbers with a cute panda pick!
Here’s a really simple bento that Kirsten enjoyed for her morning nutrition break and it’s packed in our 4-section flat tray bento box. The sections held honeydew melon cut into small flowers, a blueberry muffin bar, some pretzel sticks, and some sliced fresh pineapple with a cute bunny pick.
Next up is a green yumbox that Camden enjoyed for his afternoon nutrition break. The protein section held turkey bologna roll-ups with an elephant fork pick. The grains section held Canada Maple Leaf Ritz crackers (Go Canada Go!!), the veggie section held a silicone muffin cup with peas and flower-cut carrots, the fruit section held fresh green grapes and the dairy section held sliced cheesestring. I put some fruit chew snacks in the centre.
And lastly, here’s a cute lunchbots bento box that Kirsten enjoyed for her morning nutrition break. One section held a square silicone cup with a sliced blueberry muffin bar, the other section held a couple naval orange slices, some fresh strawberries and some fresh blueberries with a bee pick.
Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches: