Monday, January 9, 2012

Making A Healthy Snack Mat

Back on the healthy eating bandwagon?  I eagerly climb on each new year, right after I vow to never eat another cookie and to exercise every day.  Yep, I'm full of good intentions! 
To help us stay on the right path, ER and I spent one of our school vacation days pouring over old cooking magazines, talking about what are good things to eat, and pulling out sheets of yummy looking food.
Sort through the pages, find your favorites, and cut out.  To make it easier, I drew cutting guides for ER.
Add a small dot of glue to each corner of your cut outs, flip over, and press down.  Here is a tip for when arranging your pictures, start with the largest first and fill in the gaps with smaller ones.
Let every thing dry over night.  Cover both sides with clear contact paper.  Now you have your very own snack mat, covered with healthy eating choices to help you stay on track!
I made one too, using my scalloped circle punch to make it quicker and some paper scraps for some added cuteness.  Now we can eat our after school snack off our cute mother daughter healthy snack mats together!  ER thought it was really fun to see how different our mats turned out.


Linked Up at Show & Tell on ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative - the blog I helped co-found.

4 Friends Said:

TerriAnn @ Cookies and Clogs said...

What I like about this project the most is that it encourages your child (and you) to really think hard about the type of food that is good for you. Just being mindful about what we're putting in can do a lot of good in terms of eating habits.

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

Love how this reinforces good food choices for kids. I like yours too. :-) I am a new Twitter follower visiting from ABC and 123. Vicky from Mess For Less

Cacheymama said...

Cute! What a great way to reinforce healthy eating habits. Found you on ABC 123.
Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

Ticia said...

Such a super fun idea, but then I'd have to cut up all my cooking magazines....... I guess that'd give me incentive to actually copy the recipes.........

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