Friday, July 2, 2010

Snack bowls

I'm so tired of earing the constant whine, "I'm hungry, can I have a snack?" 20 times a day.  So this is my solution, snack bowls!

Each bowl is labeled with a child's name. Each contains healthy snacks, enough for a two week period.  The kids have free access to them, however once the snacks are gone they will get no more until payday.  This way they will learn to "budget" themselves and I no longer hear that particular whine!


  1. Great idea! I've been thinking of trying something similar with my older (4&5.) The problem lies with the two year old...I'm not sure she'd get it. She just eats whatever she can find!

  2. Yeah, our two year old has a bowl but does not have unlimited access to it.

  3. I like it! Unfortunately, our absolute favorite snack here is apples, which really can't be prepared in advance. I still might steal this idea, though! :)