All moms seek moments to connect with their kids. Sometimes it feels like there isn't enough time in the day between all the to-dos and the must-get-dones. Over the years I have learned that moments to connect with my kids do not have to be over planned or extravagant.
Moments to connect can be found in to-dos and the must-get-dones.
I found learning time can be a fun opportunity to connect with my boys. Sometimes homework and learning time is no fun because it can cause stress, boredom, and frustration. I decided why not fix that and make it a fun moment to connect.
I made these Snack Math Sheets. Then I gathered a few of the kids favorite flavors of one of their favorite snacks: Goldfish® crackers.
We used the Cheddar whole grain Goldfish crackers to do some Snackity Snack Snack Addition.
The color Goldfish crackers were perfect for working on classification and sorting.
This little man had so much fun making up his own addition problems, solving them, and of course eating a few.
For my slightly older boys I made up a number bingo sheet. I busted out the Goldfish grahams.
Nothing is more fun than getting a bingo. Well except eating the bingo.
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In case you want to use a learning moment for your Goldfish Tale, I am providing these Snack Math Sheets for you to use with your own kiddos.
get Addition and Sorting Sheet HERE
get BINGO Sheet HERE
We had so much fun with this learning activity. It was fun to take a must-do and turn it into a moment to connect with my kids. I loved it because they were learning and having fun. They loved it because they were learning (even though they may not admit to it) and eating Goldfish crackers, one of their favorite snacks.
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