Tuesday, March 13, 2018

How to Make Snack Time Educational


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My daughter Claire loves to have fun with snack time so I like to mix it up with a variety of snacks and snack time activities. The other day we headed to Walmart to stock up our snack cabinet and purchased several of the 30oz. cartons of Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers! 

These 30oz. cartons of Goldfish crackers are currently on rollback at Walmart for only $6.46 in store only. They were easy to find in the cracker aisle. We ended up getting the Goldfish crackers in Cheddar, Colors, and Mix flavors and headed home for some snack time fun! Goldfish crackers are baked with real cheese and are a feel-good snack that tastes great! I love that they are a fun, tasty snack that delivers a wholesome snack solution for my family.
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I love to create educational opportunities as often as possible for my oldest daughter as she gets ready to begin kindergarten next fall. Creating those opportunities for her to be exposed to new experiences, vocabulary, literacy, and simple math means she will be so much more prepared when she starts school. And I want her to have fun while doing it! Learning should be fun, especially at her age. So when we got home after shopping I got to thinking and created two activities for her to do during snack time that would help target some skills she needs and let her have fun while doing it. I've included the downloadable worksheets so you can use them with your children, too! 

Pattern Play

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The first activity that I created targets pattern making. Children need to learn to recognize, complete, and create patterns on their own. The Goldfish crackers Colors are great for recognizing and making patterns! You can download the worksheet below and print it off for your children. Once they are done with the patterns, they can have fun eating their delicious snack! I recommend laminating them or placing them in a plastic sleeve to protect the worksheets so you can use them time and time again! 

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Goldfish Cracker Graphing

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Simple bar graphs are a wonderful way to practice sorting, counting, comparing, using math vocabulary, and even fine motor skills when coloring in the bar graph. Just fill a small cup or bowl with Goldfish crackers Colors and have your children sort them into groups according to their color. Then they can practice counting and color in the corresponding amount of boxes for each group. Afterwards, have them talk about their graph using math vocabulary words like "equal to," "more/less than," "most," "least," etc. This targets so many skills and is such a fun activity for kids to do! The best part is every snack time will create a different graph so you can do this time and time again. 
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What flavors of Goldfish crackers are your favorite? How can you make snack time fun with them? To find more inspiration, visit the Goldfish cracker social hub.

17 comments:

  1. This is so cute! My son still loves Goldfish crackers at 12 years old.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  2. Oh what a fun idea! We don't have goldfish crackers here in Australia sadly. You've got me wondering though if I could do something similar with snacks here, I will have to have a think! :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  3. ^^Ahh! I can't believe they don't have Goldfish crackers in Australia! Anyway, that aside...really cute ideas and even cuter "model" in these photos! :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  4. Such a fun way to learn.


    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  5. This is such a great idea! My son gave up gold fish for lent because he loves them so much! When he is back on them, we will have to try some of these games!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  6. What a good- and yummy!- idea!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. She is such a cutie! Lol! My kids love Goldfish, I just picked some up yesterday with Walmart's pick up service! I love that there is such a variety of flavors and even colors. It really is so easy to make a game or a fun seasonal trail mix with them!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. My daughter loves Goldfish, as did I growing up. I love that there are so many variety of flavors now, and it looks like you turned it into a fun game!

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  9. My son loves Goldfish and honestly I do too! It's such a yummy treat and something both my son and I can share! Your educational ideas are fantastic. These are a great way to definitely get the kiddo to have fun while learning.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  10. I love this idea! My boys are obsessed with gold fish and eat them every day in their lunch. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  11. These are such good ideas! I love gold fish too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. What a cute way to learn! I will totally use this with my daughter. She is only 3 but I know she loves sorting colours and, like you said, it gets her learning math vocabulary!
    xo

    Katrina

    https://www.katrinagwenrose.com

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  13. You are so creative. I would have loved this idea as a kid, and I don't even like goldfish snacks, lol.

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  14. This is such a fabulous idea!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  15. Oh my gosh I'm having a kindergarten flashback to 'counting bears' which I loved, only they were plastic and couldn't be eaten. This is so much better!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  16. What a great idea, and looks so much fun.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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