Today I have a very special guest, Christine Coppa. I’ve had Christine on my blog before, we had a fun video interview and she was quite delightful with her wonderful snack time advice. Today she is leaving us with some more wonderful Snack Time Fun with these great tips.
Making Snack-Time Fun
Hi, I’m Christine Coppa. You may know as a Yoplait Kids Yogurt Spokesperson, the Mama’s Boy blogger on parenting.com and the author of Rattled! (Broadway Books, 2009) I am excited to be here and share my tried-and-true tips on how to make snack-time fun!
1. It’s summer! The sun is shining and the weather is warm. You know what that means—picnic-time! My son JD, who turns 4 soon, and I love to eat snacks outside. He spreads his Toy Story beach towel on the grass and we munch on fresh grapes, peach slices and pretzel sticks. All of these snacks are awesome “dippers” for Yoplait Kids Yogurt. JD loves to drive a peach slice into Vrrroom Vrrroom Vanilla yogurt and gets a real kick out of seeing his buddy, Lightening McQueen, on the cup. Since Yoplait Kids Yogurt has 25% less sugar than other kids’ yogurts, I’m all for it (And I eat it, too!).
2. Something else that makes snacking fun is making it colorful. JD and I love to go on kitchen scavenger hunts for rainbow-themed snacks (great time-killer on rainy days, too!). We’ll grab orange baby carrots, red strawberries, yellow cheese crackers, purple grapes and even black olives (that JD loves to pop on his fingers and eat one-by-one!) This is also an awesome way to sneak a color lesson in, too.
3. No one likes to eat alone, so even if you’re not hungry, pour yourself a glass of iced tea and sit down with child while he eats his snack. You deserve a break and your child deserves the company!
For more info on me and to view the Yoplait Kids Yogurt Snack Chat series, visit ChristineCoppa.net and be sure to check out Yoplait’s Facebook page for news and special offers.
How do you make snack-time fun?
Christine Coppa is a guest of MomStart thanks to MyBlogSpark on behalf of Yoplait.