Snack Packs!

So, I have found one of the most frustrating times of the day for BroBro is the time right when he wakes up from his nap.  It is during this time that BroBro says he is “starving”.  Starving right after nap time usually means little to no patience and lots and lots of whining.  Add to this the common fact that during this time, I am either just finishing something up or nursing Littlest Man and you can begin to see why this has historically been a rough point in our day.

The solution?  The SNACK PACKS!

These have worked perfectly.  There are two baskets; one that sits on the counter and one that sits in the fridge.  Each have been filled with small tupperware containers that have just the right portion of a healthy snack.  They are both within easy reach of little hands.  When the kids get up from their naps, instead of asking me for a snack and having to wait or going back and forth with what they get and how much they get, they just grab one container and they are on their way.  The snack packs are just the right portion, they are easy to grab, and they provide the much needed choice for an independent 4-year old.  Our house is now a happy house after nap time!

Examples of snacks used:

*  Fridge – grapes, cheese squares, mini carrots, cantaloupe slices, apples

*  Counter – trail mix, crackers, raisins, pretzels

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7 thoughts on “Snack Packs!

  1. What a GREAT idea! I need to remember this one for Asa. Are they allowed to take more than one? My problem with my older two is that they would literally eat us out of snacks in one day.

    • My kids too! I only let them take one snack pack per snack time. I think it might actually be slowing down the amount of food consumption in our house since they don’t ask for seconds.

  2. What a great idea. I have been having a horrible problem with my son climbing on chairs and pulling things out of the cupboards. He leaves the fridge open several times a day after pulling out slices of American Cheese…maybe this will work, I am going to pick out osme inexpensive totes from Target.

    • That was another reason why I decided to do this. Both my 4 year and my 2 year old would slide the bar stools across the kitchen floor (scratching the hardwood) in order to climb the stool and get on the counter in search of a snack. No more scratching or climbing in this house. Let me know if it works for your family! 🙂

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