St.Patrick’s Day Green Food Taste Challenge

Do your daycare children enjoy eating green foods?  Are they willing to try new vegetables?  I have a few kids in my group who will try anything and others who are more on the reluctant side. I thought a green food taste challenge might be a great way to create enthusiasm towards some new foods…
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Simple and Quick: Picky-Eater Tip

Do you ever feel frustrated when you spend time and money to buy and cook a delicious healthy lunch for your children and everyone declares they ‘hate it’ without even trying one bite? This often happens to me if we try a new recipe and my number one picky eater in the group announces her…
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Fun & Healthy Christmas Lunch for Kids

  The children enjoy having a special lunch on our last day together before the holidays.  I like making a little picture with their food on their plates or using cookie cutters to make their sandwich special.  This year I found the candy cane idea and the broccoli tree on Pinterest.  The kids liked the…
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Easy, Fast, Healthy Snack Idea -Oatmeal Nut Butter Balls

As daycare providers and people who feed small children on a regular basis, isn’t it great when you find a meal or snack that everyone enjoys?  I’ve made a few varieties of these nut butter balls and they have been a hit. I’ve brought them to playgroups/ homeschool get-togethers and the children AND adults all…
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Silly Snack Fishing Fun

Can the few minutes just before snack time get a little crazy at your house?  I find the 5 minutes before a meal can sometimes feel like a marathon when the children are tired and hungry.  We don’t watch TV at my home daycare so some days I have to resort to desperate measures to hold the…
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Banana Snack FUN for Kids!

A preschool teacher friend of mine was preparing a snack one day and I saw her cut the bananas with the peel still on and then slice it.  I then watched as the kids had a great time unpeeling their own banana slices. They played with the peels and made little designs on their plates.…
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Five Healthy Lunch Ideas-Tortilla Wrap Favourites

Lunch Time, it happens everyday and sometimes I’m ready for it and other days I scramble around at 11:58am to put something on the table for noon. I serve lunch to my daycare children who range in age from 2 years old to 7 years old. The group includes a wide range of eating styles.…
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Bird Snacks & Kid Snacks

This week our homeschool club decided to go for a nature walk and feed the birds. The day before the walk we made three different types of bird snacks to hang on the trees along the nature trail.  One with bread; one with peanut butter; and one with oranges. As we prepared the snacks for…
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Heart Shaped Tea Biscuits for Valentine’s Day

  My daycare children love to eat heart shaped food on Valentine’s Day.  This year we made heart shaped tea biscuits.  The children love a good sensory activity and kneading dough feels fantastic. Plus, I love a hands-on learning activity that makes math fun. When the biscuits were done we sliced them in half and…
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Valentine’s Day Pink Fruit Smoothie

Children love fancy drinks on special days!  Try this healty pink fruit smoothie for your Valentine’s Day lunch. Blend together: Strawberries   1/2 cup Raspberries 1/4 cup (omit if your kids are texture sensitive of the little seeds) Banana  1 small Yogurt  1/4 cup Milk  2 cups (or almond milk for a protein punch!) Protein…
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